The entire Casco Bay Island Transit District (CBITD) team is deeply dedicated to the island communities we serve which depend on us for access to the mainland, and we have continued to operate throughout COVID-19 to uphold our mission to provide this service. Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, CBITD has made changes to our operations to protect our customers, employees and communities.
Before visiting our terminal or traveling on our vessels, please be aware of the following:
- Due to COVID-19, Casco Bay Lines is not running our regular seasonal schedule. The current schedule is a modified version of our winter schedule. Please see below for more information or visit our Schedules page to view the current schedule.
- U.S. federal law continues to require all people, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks on public transportation and at transportation hubs. Refusing to comply constitutes a violation of federal law. On June 10, the CDC announced they will be amending their Order so it no longer applies while outdoors. CBL will be continuing to require all persons to wear masks inside our terminal facilities, while boarding and debarking, and while inside the passenger cabins onboard our vessels. In accordance with CDC guidance, CBL encourages those who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing masks. “Requirements for Persons to Wear Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs”
- Operations will include only regular service and the sale of all specialty cruise tickets has been halted. We are NOT currently offering any of our specialty cruises including our Mailboat Run, Sunset Run and Sunrise Run. Full refunds will be issued for any pre-purchased specialty cruise tickets.
- All passengers will be asked to rip their own tickets and place in a collection receptacle prior to boarding the vessel until further notice.
- Only ticketed passengers will be allowed to wait inside the terminal.
- Ticket and freight sales will be limited to credit card transactions only.
- Beginning on May 1, 2021, Maine has shifted its COVID-19 travel policy to automatically exempt visitors from all states not otherwise determined by the Maine CDC as being high risk from testing and quarantining requirements in the Moving Maine Forward Plan.
- CBITD will continue to operate unless and until we are completely unable to do so. We encourage customers to be aware that operational changes, including further reductions in service, may still occur as a result of the pandemic.