Directions to Rockland, Maine

Rockland Maine

How to get to us:

By Air: You can fly into Boston, MA (BOS); Portland, ME (PWM); Bangor, ME (BGR); or Manchester, NH (MHT) and either rent a car or take a shuttle plane from there to the Rockland, ME airport.  Driving time is approximately 4 hours from Boston, 1 ½ – 2 hours from Portland or Bangor; and 3 ½ hours from Manchester. Delta, Continental, AirTran, JetBlue, Southwest, US Air and United all fly into Portland.

From Boston, Cape Air (www.CapeAir.com, 800-227-3247) both fly directly into Rockland Airport (RKD) from there it is only a five-minute taxi ride to the boat; call Schooner Bay Taxi at 207-594-5000 before you arrive.

Shuttle Service: There are two options. All prices are listed one way.
Midcoast Limo – 1.800.937.2424 or www.MidCoastLimo.com
Schooner Bay – 1.877.594.5001 or www.SchoonerBay.taxi

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Note: If you use a map service to print a map or GPS to guide you to us, use Captain Spear Drive, Rockland, Maine as your destination point.  This will get you to the schooner. If for some reason your GPS does not find Captain Spear Drive use 50 Tillson Ave, Rockland, Maine as a destination point. This is the shop at the head of our street.
Another Note: Do not drive to 136 Holmes Street as you will not find the boat. This is the office address.
One Last Note:  We are approximately 7.25 hrs from NYC; 3.5 hrs from Boston; 3.25 hrs from Manchester, NH and 1.75 hrs from Portland, ME.

From the South: Avoid the city of Boston altogether by taking 495N to 95N.  From there you have two options: scenic or less traffic.  If you are traveling during mid summer on a weekend take the “less traffic” route unless you have time to meander.

Scenic: Follow I-95N until you can merge onto I-295N via exit #44 (S. Portland/Downtown Portland).  Continue on 295N to the Brunswick/Coastal Route 1 exit #28.  From Brunswick, travel on Route 1 to Rockland (approx 53 miles).  Once in Rockland go to your third light and turn left onto Main Street and pull into the right hand lane. At the stop light turn right onto Tillson Ave. You will then take a left onto Captain Spear Drive; there is a sign for Windjammer Wharf just before the street sign. (For other landmarks our drive is just before Gemini Marine Canvas and across from Hamilton Marine. If for some reason your GPS does not find Captain Spear Drive use 50 Tillson Ave, Rockland, Maine as a destination point. This is the shop (Gemini Marine Canvas) at the head of our street.) Find a parking spot and come on aboard. There are carts available to help bring your luggage down to the schooner.

Less traffic: Take 95N all the way to Augusta exit 109 and then take Route 17 East to Rockland.  Follow Route 17 into Rockland (approx 45 miles), it will join with Route 1A.  Turn right on Route 1A, or Broadway, and follow to the third light.  At the third light turn left onto Route 1 North- follow through 2 more lights and turn left onto Main Street and pull into the right hand lane. At the stop light turn right onto Tillson Ave. You will then take a left onto Captain Spear Drive; there is a sign for Windjammer Wharf just before the street sign. (For other landmarks our drive is just before Gemini Marine Canvas and across from Hamilton Marine. If for some reason your GPS does not find Captain Spear Drive use 50 Tillson Ave, Rockland, Maine as a destination point. This is the shop (Gemini Marine Canvas) at the head of our street.) Find a parking spot and come on aboard. There are carts available to help bring your luggage down to the schooner.

Car Rental: We recommend Budget (800-527-0700) which has offices in Rockland, Portland, and Bangor.  Enterprise also has an office nearby (800-325-8007)

Bus: Concord Coach Line makes stops in Boston, Portland, Rockland, Camden, and Bangor.  Call 1-800-639-3317 or go to www.concordcoachlines.com for pricing and schedules.

Train: Amtrak (800-872-7245 or www.amtrak.com) runs a service called the Downeaster from Boston to Portland.  From there you can take the bus service or Mid Coast Limo to get to Rockland, or rent a car.

Strand Cinema Rockland Maine by Rocky Coast Photography

Rockland Harbor Boast by Rocky Coast Photography

Farnsworth Art Museum by Rocky Coast Photography

Captain Lindsey House by Rocky Coast Photography