Take a unique 3-hour tour through Stephen King's world of Derry (Bangor), Maine. Stuart Tinker, recognized as a leading expert on King lore and legend, will narrate this 3-hour tour taking in 30 locations including homes King has occupied, places that inspired stories, and actual film locations. Stuart has been featured on A&E Biography, City Confidential and People Magazine for his in-depth knowledge of Stephen King. Tours are available 7 days a week. Rates: $80 for 2 people, $25 for each additional person, maximum of 5 passengers. Book your own tour or we'll do it for you! Stuart can accept cash or checks; the Inn will take credit cards when tours are booked with reservations. Call Stuart at 207-947-7193 or email him at SK-Tours@msn.com. Tours are available year round!
Cruise the islands aboard Miss Lizzie, on a scenic excursion of the Bay. You'll learn about Maine's lobster fishery as the crew of the Isle au Haut Boat Company hauls a string of lobster traps. The Captain will explain the techniques and a few of the secrets of the men and women who earn their livings on the waters of coastal Maine. He will also narrate the local history and folklore of the islands, granite quarries and lighthouses. Cruises are 90 minutes, Monday through Saturday. Rates: adults - $20; children under 12 - $8. Book with your Inn reservations or call direct, 207-367-5193.
Enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the Deer Isle archipelago by private custom boat charter. Join Captain Walt Reed aboard Gael to see these Penobscot Islands in a way that few get to experience, by creating your own tour. Enjoy viewing wildlife, lighthouses, architecture, or just being out on the water. A limit of 4 people guarantees a personalized adventure complete with a running commentary on an amazing array of Maine topics. Capt. Walt is a registered Maine Guide, professional biologist and licensed Master by the U.S. Coast Guard. Rates: $35 per person for the first hour and $15 per person for each additional hour. Children under 12 are half price. Reservations and 2 passenger minimum is required. Call 207-348-6789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cruise in comfort aboard one of the Isle au Haut Boat Co. ferry boats (inside and outside seating, potties) to Seal Island, a protected breeding ground for the Atlantic Puffin. Other pelagics, seals, lighthouses and porpoises will also entertain you along the way. It's a wonderful way to experience Penobscot Bay for approximately 4 1/2 hours. Rates: adults - $65; children under 12 - $45. Book with your Inn reservations or call direct, 207-367-5193.
The Isle au Haut Mail Boat Company will offer 3 lighthouse cruises to see 6 of the 8 lighthouses on the Deer Isle Lighthouse Trail. Cruise through the archipelago of Penobscot Bay from Stonington to Vinalhaven in comfort aboard Miss Lizzie or Mink, both equipped with potties, indoor & outdoor seating, and Coastguard inspected. Lighthouse narration will be given by George Cole, President of the Isle au Haut Boat Co. US Lighthouse Society passports and official stamps available on board. 5-6 hour trip so bring everything you will need, including a lunch. Rates: adults - $65; children under 12 - $45. Book with your Inn reservations or call direct, 207-367-5193.
Once again the wonderful folks at the Isle au Haut Boat Co. are making their boats and captains available for our guests to venture around the entire island of Deer Isle. Travel under the Deer Isle Bridge, see views of Haystack's campus, the windmills on Vinalhaven, Cadillac Mountain, plus sea birds, porpoises, seals and a few new McMansions along the way. Rates: $55 per person. Trips last approximately 4 1/2 hours, so bring everything you will need, including a lunch. Book with your Inn reservations or call direct, 207-367-5193.
Although there are thousands of moose in Maine, knowing where to find them in the Great North Woods at any given time is tricky. Leave it to the professionals who will take you on a 3 hour safari by boat or by van to view these amazing creatures. Rates: by pontoon boat, $49 per person; by van, $69 per person (4 people required). Trips leave in the morning and afternoon depending on the season: May, 9am & 4pm; June, 8am & 5pm; July, 7am & 5pm; August, 7am & 4pm; Sept, 8am & 4pm; Oct, 8am & 3pm. Please call us for more information.
*($604 – $664 for two) (American Eagle $790 for two)
Spend 2 nights at the Inn on the Harbor and 2 nights at the farm house on Mountain Glory Farm overlooking Mount Katahdin and Baxter State Park. Your adventure on the farm will have an added feature this year – we invited a young Amish family to live at our farm and set up a dairy business! (Visit our blog for more info.) Package includes 4 nights, stay at either location first. Rates listed are in-season. Please call for off-season rates.
*($152 – $242 for two) (American Eagle $292 for two)
New this year, birding on Marshall Island. This annual birding event also offers guided bird walks & talks, eagle nest viewing, pelagic & puffin boat trips, slide presentation, gallery shows and art lessons using several mediums. It's a weekend filled with birding "by land, by sea and by art"; sponsored by Island Heritage Trust, Downeast Audubon and our Chamber of Commerce. Visit the Chamber's website for a detailed schedule of events. Package includes registration packet, WW&W official cap, continental breakfast and 2 nights.
*($298 - $348 for two) (American Eagle $474 for two)
If you love lighthouses, this is the weekend for you! Held in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce makes viewing all 8 lighthouses on our Deer Isle Lighthouse Trail a wonderful adventure! On Sunday you can join Isle au Haut Mailboat Co. President, George Cole, aboard Mink (or Ms Lizzie) for a glorious narrated 5-6 hour tour around Penobscot Bay to see 6 of the lighthouses on the Trail. Or if you prefer a birds-eye view, on Saturday or Sunday see all 8 lighthouses from the air with Penobscot Island Air! Book your choices with us early - seating is limited on boat cruises. Choice of air/sea tours sold separately. Continental breakfast and 2 nights.
*($298 - $348 for two) (American Eagle $474 for two)
This annual 2-day self-guided open studio/gallery tour will offer 10% off all purchases made at any of the featured potters with special coupons available from the Inn. From porcelain to wood-fired clay, from teapots to sculpture, our local potters' works can be found from the Smithsonian Institute to your kitchen table. Enjoy the beautiful Autumn foliage while Christmas shopping! Package includes special 10% coupons, tour map, continental breakfast and 2 nights.
*($301 - $436 for two) (American Eagle $511 for two)
Our relaxing 3-day holiday weekend includes a traditional, homemade Island Thanksgiving dinner with fresh turkey and all the fixings prepared and served at the Inn. The Island is still busy in November and many shops, galleries and restaurants are open. Our Chamber of Commerce site has more information about "Off-Season" Island activities. Package includes hors d'oeuvres and Thanksgiving dinner for 2, continental breakfast and 3 nights.
*tax and gratuities not included in rates **all prices subject to change
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