Swan Island Events

Check out our Events Calendar – Tours, Lobster Bakes, Field Day, 10K race, and more.

2019 Swan Island Events Schedule (PDF)

Morning Island Tour

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM

Time: 7:00am - 9:00am Space Limited: First 20 people Fee: $8/pp
Join Swan Island staff for a morning sightseeing wildlife tour to observe the abundant wildlife when they are more visible. Enjoy riding in our new trolley the length of the island through a variety of habitats. Dress for the weather & bring your binocs/camera!

Historical Tour with Friends of Merrymeeting Bay I

Date: September 6, 2019

Time: 9:15 AM

Time: 9:15am to 1:00pm Fee: $8/pp
Space Limited: First 40 people Step back in time with Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) on their ever-popular historical tour of Swan Island. FOMB member and Friends of Swan Island president, Jay Robbins, will lead the tour to the unique, isolated island.
We'll go by ferry around to the east side campground. Here we'll split into two groups of up to 20. One group will take the new trolley tour and other group will have programming at the boathouse. Then groups will switch. We'll leave from campground just before 1:00pm to return to Richmond landing. Folks can bring a snack or lunch, or eat in Richmond upon return. Call 737-2239 to make your reservation today!

Historical Tour with Friends of Merrymeeting Bay II

Date: September 15, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM

Historical Tour with Friends of Merrymeeting Bay II Time: 3:15pm to 5:30pm Space Limited: First 40 people Fee: Free! Second opportunity for September 8th event but...this one will be a 2-hour narrated tour by water as we circumnavigate the island. Dress for the weather, bring an extra layer and bring your binocs/camera. Bring a chair if you want to ensure a seat. Call 737-2239 to make your reservation today!

Lobster Bake with boat tour of Little Swan Island

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM

Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm Space Limited: First 50 people Fee: $40 advance payment required. Call 207-287-5322 Bring the family out for some time on the water viewing Little Swan Island, then stop at the campground for a traditional lobster bake! Clams, lobster, corn, potato, coleslaw, and dessert. Dress for the weather, as it can be cooler and breezy on the water. Bring your camera and/or binoculars!

Evening Island Tour

Date: September 26, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM

Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm Space Limited: First 20 people Fee: $8/pp Join Swan Island staff for an evening sightseeing tour to observe our abundant wildlife when they are more visible. Enjoy riding in our tour truck the length of the island through a variety of habitats. Dress for the weather and don't forget your binocs/camera!

Mentored Deer Hunt

Date: October 5, 2019

Time: 6:00 AM

10 preselected first time deer hunters who have been mentored by IFW staff will take to the field on the island today with their mentor. A tagging station will be set up at the campground to register an collect biological data from harvested deer. The public is welcome to come and ask questions of staff. Public access will be restricted south of the wildlife viewing tower for the day.