Discover Monhegan Island

Monhegan Island, Maine

Join this photography tour and you will explore Monhegan Island; a small, remote, enchanting island with a year-round population of 65, and no paved roads. Discover the tranquility and natural beauty that for many years has drawn artists and travelers to Monhegan. Those who have been inspired by its charm include well known artists such as Rockwell Kent, James Fitzgerald, George Bellows, Robert Henri, and Jamie Wyeth. You’ll be stepping back in time when your reach this unbridged island, 10 miles from the mainland.

All camera types and all skill levels always welcome. Learn to gain a better understanding of your camera controls and how to compose your images with a creative eye. Group size is small, limited to 6 participants, so you will have an individualized photography experience tailored to your level.

“Outstanding, individualized instruction in a gorgeous setting.” –  C.M.

Monhegan Photo Tour

2024 DATES: Will post after the new year. Usually this tour runs two or three times a month. If you have a date in mind, send me a message and I’ll consider putting it on the schedule.

Or call to reserve a private tour to accommodate your schedule. For private tour rates go to the Private Rates page.

Times: 10am-6pm, meet at Monhegan Boat Line in Port Clyde.

  • Adults – $175, Ages 11-16 –$115 (fee includes the ferry)
  • Ages 10 or under – free (must purchase a ferry ticket)
  • All children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Payment is by cash, check if you are registering early enough, or if you prefer, book online for an additional fee.
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Your Monhegan Island Photo Tour……

Discover for yourself Monhegan’s stunning landscape; rocky beaches, forest & meadow, and ocean cliffs the highest on the Maine coast with crashing surf below.

Visit artist’s studios, galleries, the solar powered, computer operated lighthouse that sits high on a hill at the center of the island. There are hiking trails, an old shipwreck at Lobster Cove, and many more surprises.

Photo by Jim Dugan Photography
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How to prepare……

You will be carrying all that you bring for the whole day, you’ll want to pack light, but at the same time bring what you need. If you can, I recommend using a backpack instead of an over-the-shoulder camera bag.

Please wear good walking shoes because we will be on our feet most of the day. It will be easy to moderate walking, depending on how far you choose to go on the nature trails. Since there are no paved roads or sidewalks, the terrain can be uneven.


This is a rain or shine (or fog) event. Dress accordingly for the weather, and dress in layers. It will be colder during the boat ride. The boat does have inside seating, however, if you want to photograph from outside while on the boat we recommend that you bring a light-weight wind breaker or rain jacket. And a light sweater that will pack easily once you’re on the island may be useful.

Camera equipment..

Any camera is acceptable, including smart phones and tablets. Make sure that your battery is fully charged and that you have plenty of room on your memory card for at least a few hundred pictures. Even so, we do recommend having a second memory card with you. If you have a DSLR you may want to bring additional lenses if you have them. Tripods can be bulky and heavy but if you usually use one then certainly bring it along.

Food – I recommend packing snacks, lunch, and drinking water. Prepare for a late lunch on the island. The cost of lunch is not included in the price of the photo tour.

Suggested items – sun protection; sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, etc. We will be outside most of the day.

Cancellation Policy  I will give a complete refund in the event that I need to cancel a tour for any reasons. If you need to cancel and do so with 48 hours or more notice from the date and time of your tour you will receive a full refund. If you cancel in less than 48 hours from your tour date and time a 50% refund of your tour fee will be given.

Once you have registered you will be given further information about the tour and how to prepare. Please call if you have any questions before or after registration.

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