Getting here


Come along for a ride on the mailboat Katherine!

The Katherine is a 36 foot Coast Guard inspected wooden lobster boat that was converted to carry up to 20 passengers. Our spectacular 2 hour round trip tour follows a summer postal route, delivering mail and passengers to several island throughout Penobscot Bay. You may see harbor seals, sea birds, eagles and/or porpoises as well as fisherman, sailors and merry island folk. Sail away from the mainland routine and experience the beauty of the coast of Maine. The Katherine is available for chartered trips as well as our regularly scheduled mail route.

Please call for reservations 207-701-9316

The Katherine departs Sylvester's Cove on Deer Isle at 9:30 and returns at 11:30 Monday through Saturday from June 15th until September 15th. There are no regularly scheduled trips on Sundays. Please call to make a reservation no matter when you would like to go as far in advance as possible.

Starting on July 3rd we also offer an afternoon trip at the mail rate called the Desperado three days a week. The Katherine leaves Eagle Island at 3:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

*Please be aware that the Desperado only runs if people have made reservations*