Join the Schoodic Ferry Tuesday, July 4th for a special sunset cruise to see the fireworks in Bar Harbor! Keep an eye out for seals, harbor porpoise, bald eagles, and other marine wildlife.
Join the Schoodic Ferry Tuesday, July 4th for a special sunset cruise to see the fireworks in Bar Harbor! Keep an eye out for seals, harbor porpoise, bald eagles, and if we are lucky, perhaps even a minke whale on this special cruise. Deviating from our normal route, the Schoodic Ferry will pass slowly by Mark Island Light, offering beautiful photo opportunities on the way to Bar Harbor. If weather permits, we will also pass slowly by Egg Rock Island, offering a chance to view Egg Rock Lighthouse, 7 different species of nesting birds, and Frenchman Bay’s resident population of harbor and gray seals. Once we arrive in Bar Harbor, the Schoodic Ferry will moor outside the town pier so you can have a front row view of the fireworks – without having to worry about traffic or parking. Because this is not a regular ferry run, the Schoodic Ferry will leave from and return to the Schoodic Marine Center; we will not land in Bar Harbor. Estimated return to Winter Harbor after the conclusion of the fireworks is 11:00 p.m. Because it is a special occasion, feel free to BYOB and coolers – and get ready to have a fun and relaxing July 4th fireworks cruise! $32.00/person or $27.00/person for Maine residents. No pets please, as fireworks are often a frightening experience for furry friends.
• Person: $30
• Person (Maine resident – must present ID): $25
What to Bring
• Because it is a special occasion, feel free to BYOB and coolers.
Providing affordable, sustainable public marine transportation to the Frenchman Bay community while simultaneously conducting marine monitoring studies.