Approximate travel time from Portland: 60-90 minutes one-way (trip times vary based upon route and cargo volume)

Chebeague (pronunciation: “shuh big” (without a significant emphasis on either syllable) is one of Maine’s most beautiful islands! It is home to generations of year-round and summer residents. At almost five miles long and 1½ miles wide, Chebeague Island is home to over 360 year-round people and more than 1,600 summer residents. Its name means “isle of many springs.”

Chebeague Island has a storied history of sailing, notably the stone sloopers, men who carried ballast for the sailing ships of the 19th century America and later granite for many of the country’s most spectacular buildings, including the Washington Monument. The many lovely Greek Revival homes on the island were built by these sloopers.

Ferry Schedule

Things to do on Chebeague Island

Distance to the Points of Interest

Walking distance to points of interest from the State Ferry landing at Chandler’s Cove (where CBL lands):

  • 1.6 miles/31 min – to Boatyard/Niblic/USPS
  • 2.3 miles/44 min – to Library/Market, also Town Hall
  • 2.9 miles/56 min – to Museum
  • 3.2 miles/63 min – to Inn, also Golf Club

The Great Chebeague Golf Club

Bike or walk along the circular route that tours the island and you will encounter many other exciting destinations including the Great Chebeague Golf Club, a nine-hole course founded in 1920 that enjoys water views from every hole.

Lunch Places

Stop for lunch at the Niblic, next to the Post Office. It is at the Boatyard which is located in the middle of the island on the East side. The library and community center are next to Doughty’s Island Market or visit the Chebeague Island Inn for a sit down lunch. The Museum of Chebeague History is at the corner of the North and South Roads.

The Slow Bell Cafe

The Slow Bell Cafe is open from 9:30 for coffee and morning goodies; we serve wraps and salads to go or to eat in for lunch, and a full service restaurant menu from 5pm to 9pm. We’re located at 2 Walker Rd at South Rd. Call to arrange for a lift from the ferry!

The Chebeague Island Inn

The Chebeague Island Inn is a 1920s hotel that has been thoughtfully restored to recapture its classic beauty. Featuring 21 guest rooms, each individually detailed by local Maine artists, a Great Room with a large stone fireplace, and a 75-seat fine-dining restaurant overlooking a westerly sunset, it is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail on the porch or a special evening out.

Chebeague Historical Society

Phone: (207) 846-5237

The mission of the Chebeague Island Historical Society is to acquire, preserve, and promote the history and material culture related to Great Chebeague Island and its environs: to create a sense of place and enrich the lives of those with island connections and the general public through exhibits, research, technology, and publications.

Chebeague Island Inn

61 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017, United States

Phone: (207) 846-5155

Classic Maine hospitality awaits at the Chebeague Island Inn, a beautifully restored 1920’s hotel situated on one of Maine’s most picturesque islands just outside Portland. A 15-minute scenic ferry ride from the mainland delivers guests to our classic Greek Revival-style inn, regarded as a favorite destination for close to a century, and now known for its fine accommodations and innovative cuisine

Doughty's Island Market

237 South Rd Chebeague Island, ME 04017

Phone: (207) 846-9997

A small family-run store located on Chebeague Island, Maine, since 1961. 

Great Chebeague Golf Club

Stone Wharf Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017, USA

Phone: (207) 846-9478

Once you’ve played golf on an island, you’ll never be quite the same. A historic 100-Year-Old golf course on Chebeague Island, Maine. 

Island Riches

18 Casco Bay Landing Road, Chebeague Island, ME, USA

Phone: (207) 846-4986

Gift Shop – handcrafts, cold drinks and snacks

The Niblic — Chebeague Island Boat Yard

24 Niblic Circle, Chebeague Island, ME 04017, United States

Phone: (207) 846-4146

Stop by for a coffee, handmade sandwich, delicious treat, beer, wine, clothing or Maine made gifts. The Niblic is a destination for all your island adventures that you don’t want to miss while exploring Casco Bay. 

Two Birds Café

Curated local meals, coffee and gifts found on Chebeague Island, Maine.