Visit Us

Seal Island is closed to public access year round due to the presence of unexploded ordnance.  For more information, contact Refuge Manager at (207) 594-0600.

Commercial tour boats provide views of nesting seabirds and seals up and down the Maine coast. Check with the local Chamber of Commerce in Rockland for information on tour boats that may provide boat tours around Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge.


Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge
C/O Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex14 Water StreetMilbridge,ME04658
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
9 Water StreetRockland,ME04841
Driving Directions

Because the refuge lands and islands are scattered along the whole Maine coast, the refuge has two offices. One is located in Milbridge, Maine, approximately 35 miles east of Ellsworth. The other office is located in Rockland, heading toward Owls Head. Printed materials are available at both offices 24 hours a day.

The mainland divisions are located in Milbridge, Steuben, Corea and Gouldsboro. There are opportunities for bird watching, wildlife photography, and hiking on the Petit Manan Point Division, in Steuben as well as trails in Corea and Gouldsboro.

To reach the Rockland office and Visitor Center:

Follow U.S. Route 1 to the intersection with route 73 in downtown Rockland. Turn south on to route 73 for ¼ mile then turn left onto Water Street. The office is a large white building on your right.

To reach the Milbridge office:

Follow U.S. Route 1 to the center of Milbridge. Turn onto Water Street at the Gulf station. The office is a large white building on your left.

Rockland Visitor Center and Milbridge Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm