Approximate travel time from Portland: 17 minutes one-way

Once known as the Coney Island of Maine, and later an important WW II outpost, Peaks Island today is a neighborhood within the city of Portland. Home to artists, retirees, commuters of all sorts and a substantial summer population, Peaks Island boasts a small town feel with unparalleled ocean views and access. Fourteen daily departures (17 minutes one way) from Portland make Peaks an ideal, family friendly destination.

Ferry Schedule

Plan Your Trip

After you arrive at Peaks Island, you adventure begins at Forest City Landing where Casco Bay Lines ferries have docked since the 1880’s.

  • Get your bearings straight by hopping on a golf cart with Island Tours, the preferred means of island transportation.
  • Refresh yourself with lunch and ocean views at the Island Lobster Company, Cockeyed Gull or the Inn on Peaks.
  • Spend the rest of your afternoon exploring on foot or kayak or with a bike from Brad and Wyatt’s Bike Shop. Enjoy the breathtaking views from Backshore or from atop Battery Steele.
  • Visit the Fifth Maine Museum for a glimpse into the island’s past and to see the newly restored battle flag of the Fifth Maine Regiment of the Civil War.
  • Finish your day with a stroll along Island Avenue, where you’ll find Take a Peak, the Gem Gallery and the world’s only Umbrella Cover Museum.
  • Of course, no island visit would be complete without an ice cream from Down Front.

Welcome to Peaks Island Map

Baba’s on Peaks

Espresso bar • bakery • sandwiches

Brad’s Island Bike Rentals & Repairs

Peaks Island, 115 Island Ave, Portland, ME, United States

Phone: (207) 766-5631

Casco Bay Lines Ferry Drop Off

1 Welch St, Portland, Maine 04108, United States

Phone: (207) 774-7871

Casco Bay Lines is your fun, safe, reliable and convenient connection to the islands of Casco Bay.

Cockeyed Gull

78 Island Ave, Peaks Island, ME, USA

Phone: (207) 766-2800

The Cockeyed Gull, located a short distance from the Peak’s Island ferry dock, offers a friendly and intimate atmosphere for dining with family and friends. Both the open air deck and dining room offer outstanding views of Portland Harbor and the city skyline. On a clear day Mount Washington in New Hampshire can be seen. We look forward to welcoming you and offering you our traditional and innovative cuisine.

Down Front

50 Island Ave, Peaks Island, ME, USA

Phone: 207-766-5500

Down Front on Peaks Island serves Maine’s famous Gifford’s Ice Cream, and premium soft serve ice cream and sells clothing, gifts, and souvenirs.

Fifth Maine Museum - Peaks Island History Museum

45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME, USA

Phone: (207) 766-3330

Discover Peaks Island history in a spectacular setting! The Fifth Maine Museum tells two intriguing and related stories through objects, artifacts, and exhibits: the history of Peaks Island — from its early settlement, to its days as the “Coney Island of the North,” to its role during World War II and beyond — and  the story of the Fifth Maine Civil War Regiment. The oceanfront 1888 building is also available as an event venue.


Forest City Seafood

We sell live lobster caught daily around peaks island!

Gem Gallery

Phone: (207) 766-5600

Glimpse of Peaks Sailing Charters

Phone: (207) 245-4033

A Glimpse Of Peaks is the only company offering the opportunity to sail the beautiful water of Casco Bay departing from quaint, scenic Peaks Island. We sail five regularly scheduled trips daily. Departing from Jones landing directly adjacent to the ferry dock.

Hannigan’s Island Market

Phone: (207) 766-2351

Horse Island Camp

Phone: (207) 838-7652

Horse Island Camp is an active day camp where kindness and animal appreciation is emphasized. Accessible by the Casco Bay Lines ferry in Portland, children ages 3 and up take a morning boat ride out to reach the island. Once there, the days are filled with horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, fort exploration, games, and crafts. Activities at Horse Island Camp are voted on daily by the campers and staff. Each camper has input that is valued, and kids can spend the entire week on the island learning all about the horses and having fun. 

IL Leone

Phone: (207) 370-1471

An outdoor, wood fired Neapolitan pizzeria. Our pizzas are 100 percent naturally leavened with no commercial yeast or additives. Following a minimum 48 hour fermentation, our homemade dough is topped and then baked at over 800 degrees in a Traditional Italian wood oven. 

Island Lobster Company

Peaks Island, 20 Island Ave, Portland, ME, United States

Phone: (207) 956-7488

Just steps from the ferry dock on Peaks Island, our family will welcome you with a warm hello and serve you classic Maine fare: seafood, sandwiches, salads, and lobsters trapped and hauled fresh from our own boat — Patience. While you enjoy your food you’ll also be wowed by one of the best views of Portland.

Jones Landing

Phone: (207) 766-5652

Take the Ferry out to Peaks Island and enjoy our waterfront deck’s stunning views of Casco Bay just steps off the boat. Order ice cold beers, wines and island cocktails all day long to enjoy at our bar, covered deck or in the sunshine on the oceanside lawn.

Maine Island Kayak

Peaks Island, 70 Luther St, Portland, ME, United States

Phone: (207) 766-2373

Sea kayak outfitter, instruction and sales

Mike's Carts

Phone: 207-239-1777

1/2 day, full day, weekend, weekly and hourly golf cart rentals

Milly's Skillet Food Truck

Phone: 207-340-0026

Milly’s Skillet Food Truck is located steps off the ferry on the left-hand side next to Mike’s Carts. We offer lobster rolls, burgers, tacos and other refreshments for you to enjoy on the waterfront deck of Jones Landing or to take with you on your golf cart or bike adventures. 

Unruly Girls' Peaks Café

Phone: (207) 766-2600

Peaks Island Branch Library

Phone: (207) 766-5540

Peaks Island Coffee Roasters

Phone: (207) 518-9257

Hand crafted single sourced coffee beans lovingly roasted and with a social mission! 

Peaks Island Strength and Wellness

Phone: (207) 604-8076

A community-centered microgym and wellness studio offering the perfect amount of space to move your body, build your strength, and continue forward on your health and wellness path.  

Peaks Island Tours

Phone: 207-766-5514

Peaks Island is a 740 acre island located 3 miles from Portland. The island is jam packed with history, scenic beauty and a very laid back living style. Peaks Island Tours has been offering its highly praised electric golf cart tours to local area day trippers, “people from away”(a Maine term), and islanders returning to their roots for twelve years. Our tour guides are long time island residents who will allow you to see and hear the rest of the story. Trip Advisor rates us as a must see! Please call for reservations. We look forward to being your host! Tour pick up is across from 14 Welch St.

Peaks Island Yoga

The island is our yoga studio.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Phone: 207-712-1097

A fine arts gallery representing artists with a connection to the State of Maine, working in a variety of styles from realism to abstraction in both two and three-dimensional mediums.

Take a Peak

Peaks Island, 52 Island Ave, Portland, ME, United States

Phone: 207-766-5995

Take a Peak at our coastal gift shop offering a great assortment for men, women and children. Many custom items for Casco Bay and unique gifts for weddings and bridal parties.

Open 7 days a week during the summer and weekends in the fall and spring. Closed January – March. Bring some of the island home!

The 8th Maine - Oceanfront Lodge and Museum

13 Eighth Maine Ave., Peaks Island, ME

Phone: (207) 749-1705

1891 Oceanfront Civil War Lodge and Museum. 15 rooms rented per night for groups, families and individuals. Oceanfront views from wrap around porch and third floor upper deck.  Self catering kitchen and dinning area with every room. Shared amenities.

The Inn On Peaks Island

Peaks Island, 33 Island Avenue, Portland, ME 04108, United States

Phone: (207) 766-5100

Discover The Inn on Peaks Island – in the heart of Portland’s Casco Bay! Just 15 minutes by boat, it’s the perfect spot to take in an evening sunset or escape for the weekend, or a week. The Inn’s 6 Maine cottage-style luxury guest rooms feature: Jacuzzi tubs, private decks, and skyline views of Portland.

The Umbrella Cover Museum

Phone: (207) 939-0301

The World’s First and Only Umbrella Cover Museum opened with firecrackers and cupcakes on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine during the summer of 1996.