Memorial Day Stonington 1998 Inn on the Harbor

2015 Weekend Packages & Special Offerings


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January 25 • Special Seal Island Boat Trip!
Join the crew of the Isle au Haut Boat company on a first ever January trip to view the 100s of seals and seal pups (born in December) on Seal Island. Snowy owls and eagles also inhabit this island. Departure is 9am. $70 per person. Book the trip with your Inn reservation or directly with the Boat Co. at 207-367-5193. The round trip is about 4-1/2 hours.

February 13-14 • Valentine Lobster for Lovers
*($214 – $304 for two) (American Eagle $354 for two)
Our Valentine package happens only when Valentine's Day falls on a weekend. So join us for a special local food dinner on Saturday evening featuring Stonington lobster. Package includes 2 nights, continental breakfast and lobster dinner for 2.

May 15-17 • "Wings, Waves & Woods" Annual Birding Weekend
*($152 – $249 for two) (American Eagle $299 for two)
This annual birding event 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. For details visit the Chamber's website. Package includes registration packet, WW&W official cap, continental breakfast and 2 nights.

Puffin Trips • June 28 • July 19 • July 26 • August 2 • August 9
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 - $70; children under 12 - $45. Book with your Inn reservations or call direct, 207-367-5193.

Lighthouse Cruises • June 21 • July 12 • August 16 • September 12 & 13
The Isle au Haut Boat Co will offer 5 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 - $70; children under 12 - $45. Book with your Inn reservations or call direct, 207-367-5193.

July 5 • "Round the Island" Boat Trip w/Bill Haviland, Indian historian and author
This year the Isle au Haut Boat Co. is partnering with Bill Haviland, native Indian historian, to take our guests on an adventure around the entire island of Deer Isle. Travel under the Deer Isle Bridge, learn about the first native inhabitants of Deer Isle, see views of Haystack’s campus, the windmills on Vinalhaven, Cadillac Mountain, plus sea birds, porpoises, seals. Rates: $60 per person. Trip lasts approximately 4-1/2 hours. Book with your Inn reservations or call direct, 207-367-5193.

July 31 & August 1 • Annual Jazz Festival at the Opera House

August 13-23 • Shakespeare Festival at the Opera House - "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

September 12-13 • Deer Isle Lighthouse Days
*($302 - $352 for two) (American Eagle $478 for two)
If you love lighthouses, this is the weekend for you! The Deer Isle Lighthouse Trail includes 8 lighthouses. On Saturday or Sunday you can join Isle au Haut Mailboat Co. President, George Cole, aboard Mink (or Miss Lizzie) for a glorious narrated 5-6 hour tour around Penobscot Bay to see 6 of the lighthouses. If you prefer a birds-eye view, on Saturday or Sunday see all 8 lighthouses from the air with Penobscot Island Air! Choice of air/sea tours sold separately. Continental breakfast and 2 nights. Lighthouse passports & individual stamps available at the Inn.

October dates TBA • Peninsula Potters Tour
*($302 - $352 for two) (American Eagle $478 for two)
This is an annual 2-day self-guided open studio/gallery tour. 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! Continental breakfast, tour map and 2 nights.

"Best of Both Worlds"
*($512 – $562 for two) (American Eagle $688 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 – we invited a young Amish family to live at our farm. So you can observe centuries old Amish life from the comfort of your living room. Package includes 4 nights, stay at either location first. Rates listed are in-season. Please call for off-season rates.

Moose Safaris...
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. **

Summer Harbor-Lobster Fishing Tours
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 - $22; children under 12 - $8. Book with your Inn reservations or call direct, 207-367-5193.

Daily Boat Trips with Captain Walt
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 **

Stephen King Tours
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 9 passengers. Book your own tour or we'll do it for you! Stuart can accept cash, PayPal or checks; the Inn will take credit cards when tours are booked with reservations. Call Stuart at 207-947-7193 or email him at Tours are available year round! **

*tax and gratuities not included in rates **all prices subject to change

Please call for reservations: 1-800-942-2420 or email

~ Inn Gift Certificates are available for use year round. ~

Year Round Places to Go & Things to Do in Maine!

Stonington Opera House: Live theater, movies, Jazz & Shakespeare Festivals, concerts, workshops & more.

Mountain Glory Farm Lodging: The Inn's new vacation apartments overlooking Mt. Katahdin & Baxter State Park.

For Updated News on Island Activities: Please visit our Chamber of Commerce: