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Swans Island

Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Harbor Watch Inn

Stayed at the Harbor Watch Inn. Only 4 rooms, two with kitchens (which helps since they are no... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
Beauty all it's own

If you love lighthouses, don't miss this one. The purpose of all our beacons has saved many... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Gaylord, Michigan
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Take a local ferry to this small island, which makes a nice day or half-day destination.
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Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Harbor Watch Inn. Only 4 rooms, two with kitchens (which helps since they are no restaurants on the island). Was a simple place, but great location and view. We really enjoyed our stay. Arrived to an open door and a note saying...More

Thank Robinn33701
Reviewed 30 May 2017

If you love lighthouses, don't miss this one. The purpose of all our beacons has saved many mariners and all deserve a token of respect.

Thank USPS497
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We visited Swan's Island in 2002 without a plan, a day trip, without a car. We immediately knew we wanted to return, we returned in 2003, rented for the month of September. Weather was beautiful, hiking was great, views were better than anticipated. In 2004,...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Enjoyed the ferry over to Swans Island as a day trip while we were staying in Bass Harbor. The boat ride took an enjoyable half hour to make the crossing and it was interesting to see Acadia National Park from the water. Swans Island is...More

2  Thank Martina C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My first time on the island, and the people were so welcoming! Can't wait to get back on the isle and walk the trails and indulge in the amazing lobster!!

1  Thank SteveBattista
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I loved the ferry ride over from Bass Harbor (inhale the beach roses -- aka the rosa rugosa by the ferry terminal) to Swan's Island. It took about 40 minutes. You really get a feel for the classic rugged beauty of this part of Maine...More

6  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 8 May 2016

My brother-in-law lives here. I love the place. Very inviting and friendly place. A Lobster fleet sails out of the harbor there. The summer is when the shops and eateries are open. Ferry commutes from Bass Harbor several times a day. Visit during the folk...More

1  Thank Peter E
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

One of the lighthouses you can get close to. There is an active Coast Guard family stationed here so be courteous. There is also a path that leads to some great photo opportunities.

1  Thank Traci R
Reviewed 12 January 2015

My wife and I, had an over nite on Swans Island last July. We took our BMW touring motorcycle over on the ferry from Bass Harbor on weekday morning, checked in with Colleen, the owner of the Inn, who was working the ferry terminal at...More

5  Thank ben795
Reviewed 21 August 2014

If you like ocean views, swimming in an abandoned quarry, exploring a superbly restored lighthouse, peering into wildly colored tidal pools on rocky shores, and bicycling on roller-coaster hills, put your bike on the ferry at Bass Harbor (on Mount Desert Island) and spend an...More

9  Thank Matt14617
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