Deer Isle Water Adventures

Islands Around Deer Isle Open to the Public

Anyone who has ever visited Deer Isle is struck by the beauty of the Island itself, the surrounding ocean and the outlying islands. Who hasn't nursed a secret wish to be Robinson Crusoe, camped on an empty jewel of an island, but within reach of civilization? From Eggemoggin Reach to the Deer Island Thorofare and Merchant's Row, the waters encircling Deer Isle, dotted with sun dappled islands, are a boater's paradise.

Island Heritage Trust works to preserve the beauty and integrity of those islands with conservation easements on several islands and ownership of others. In Merchant's Row, IHT owns and maintains Wreck, Round and Millet Islands for day use. Mark Island, famous for its lighthouse, Bradbury, Sheep and Polypod Islands are also owned by IHT, as well as the northern half of Carney up near the Causeway. Additionally, 12 other islands in the Stonington Archipelago are protected by IHT with conservation easements. Some of these islands are open for camping through the Maine Island Trail Association.

Here are some water-recreation related resources*:

Kayak Adventures:
Castine Kayak Adventures
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
Stonington Seakayak Blog

Sailing Adventures:
Maine Windjammer Association
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
Schooner Summertime

Guided Power Boat Charters and Tours:
Guided Island Tours
Isle au Haut Boat Company
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
Renee Sewall: 207-367-5878
Susan Marie Charters: 207-367-6519;
The Nanatoo

*Listing here is for information only and implies no implicit support or endorsement of a particular organization or company.


Island Heritage Trust
420 Sunset Road ~ Deer Isle, Maine
Mail: P.O. Box 42 / Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone: 207-348-2455
FAX: 207-348-2455



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