How to Get Started

If you are new to boating or don’t own a boat, there are still many ways to explore all the Maine Island Trail has to offer!  Check out this list of resources for rentals, guides, lessons, and tips to help get you started. It’s never too late to make your maiden voyage on the Maine Island Trail!

Rentals, Tours, & Charters 

Meetup Groups

Want to meet more people with similar interests? Meetup groups are a great way to do that! The following are a few meetup groups MITA is aware of:

Tips on Buying Your First Boat:


Skill Building & Safety:

Easily Accessible Islands:

Even if you don’t plan to buy or rent a boat, with some planning you can visit and camp on islands by using public transportation! Here are a few awesome options:

Be sure to download the Maine Island Trail App to get all the details on these wonderful islands!

If you have any suggestions for resources to be added to this list, please email info@mita.org.