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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Dreading another summer with hordes of tourists invading via the overcrowded ferry. Without a reservations system the lines are long, especially to get off the island on weekend afternoon boats.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 532jeanh
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Our first time visiting Peaks was one summer in circa 1996. When a few years later we moved to New Hampshire, we started taking our annual summer holiday on Peaks. In the early 2000s it was relatively quiet in the summer, but a stay along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dana M
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Went on a nice sunny day and walked around the island. It's cute and peaceful although not much to do. We wanted to use the golf car but found out we had to reserve at least 1 day in advance, so had no luck getting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Julie Y
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Get to Peaks Island via the Casco Bay ferry. It's a nice 20 minute ferry ride each way. The commercial part of the island is right where the ferry docks, so you can walk to everything. The rest of the island is coastline and homes....More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank OutdoorMac
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We had so much fun at this little island, great little shops, ice cream place, and amazing views. We went to Battery Steele, and did some hiking, later we stopped by the side of the road and played with the rocks by the beach. Totally...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Adrianacro1
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We rented a golf cart to tour the island. The coast road was nice but the day was windy and a little cold which hampered our journey. It took less than a hour to circle the island. We took a few pictures and returned to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sandra I
Reviewed September 19, 2018

The boat ride to Peaks island is very quick and easy (15 min). Once you get on Peaks it's an easy walk to the few shops on the island. Don't expect do do a lot on the island as not much is there. I rented...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank greg f
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We went over to Peaks with no plans. Had a nice ferry ride over (20 min) and got to see the harbor. When we got over, we rented a golf cart for $25 and drove a loop around the island, stopped for some Photos and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MelZell88
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We had a gorgeous day to take the ferry to Peaks Island.......loved the ride. The island doesn’t have much to offer but is a pleasant enough walk about. We spent our time better driving the Maine Coast and seeing the pretty towns.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Poynette
Reviewed September 5, 2018

After waiting in the ferry line and missing the first fairy and having to push our way on to the next ferry, we thought this must be the experience of a lifetime. We were very underwhelmed when we walked around Peaks Island. Not much to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kristina S
August 6, 2018|
Response from donnakay413 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of people had carts and they all looked like they were having fun. I think the carts were 25 an hour, which is enough time to see everything.
July 17, 2018|
Response from donnakay413 | Reviewed this property |
At the waterfront in the old port. Casco Bay Lines.
July 11, 2018|
Response from sammy1232018 | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes there is a line ...15 minutes prior to include line to purchase tickets and then board