Penobscot Island Air offers a unique opportunity for the adventurous to see Maine from a different perspective. Soar high above the coast and the Atlantic. Soak in salty air and marvel over spectacular views. Imagine yourself peering from the window of a small plane. There, you can contemplate the unparalleled beauty of New England’s coast. With a bird’s-eye view, chances are you’ll find a new found appreciation for the vastness of the landscapes below. Try something new. With one life to live, what do you have to lose? Be sure to add a “flightseeing” tour to your itinerary along with some more of our thoughtful suggestions on what to do and see in Downeast, Maine!
Soar Over the Coast with Penobscot Island Air
What to Expect When “Flightseeing”
Sit back, put on your pilot headsets, and prepare for a ride unlike any other. Their selection of planes includes a Skyhawk C-172, C-206, or C-207! Whether it’s your first time on a smaller plane or even your first time on a plane, in general, there’s no need to worry. The company’s expert pilots have years of experience under their belts to ensure a fun and safe flight.
Depending on the “flightseeing” option you choose, you’ll see different things. From inside the plane, catch a glimpse of islands, lighthouses, beaches, forests, and more. See how shades of ocean blue contrast with the lush green trees that paint the horizon. Make note of the houses and sailboats that look like ants from such great heights. This is a moment you’ll remember forever.
Owls Head, Camden, Rockland Tour
Embark on your adventure from Owls Head. See Birch State Park, Owls Head Light, Camden, Rockport, Breakwater Light, Samoset Resort, and Rockland.
Duration: 15 minutes
St George River and Coastal Maine Tour
Depart from Owls Head and fly above the St. George River. Once you make it to Port Clyde, the pilot will take you to Tenants Harbor, Mussel Ridge, Camden, Owls Head, Rockland, the Breakwater Light, and the Samoset Resort.
Duration: 30 minutes
Depart from Owl’s Head and fly to Isla Au Haut, Bucksport, and Rockland Harbor
The flight begins in Owls Head and flies over to Fox Island Thorofare. From there, passengers will go to Heron Neck, Saddleback Ledge, Isle Au Haut, Stonington, Eagle Island Light, Pumpkin Island, and Eggemoggin Reach. The adventure comes to end after a final stretch from Castine, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Fort Knows, back to Rockland Harbor.
All of Acadia
If you want to see a larger part of Acadia, this tour is for you. Board the plane in Owls Head and glide over places such as Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse, Bar Harbor, Egg Rock, Schoodic Point, the Cranberry Islands and Northeast Harbor. You’ll also see Swans Island, Burnt Coat Harbor, Isle Au Haut, and Vinalhaven. It’s the perfect way to see most of the Lighthouse Trail!
Duration: 1.5 hours
Custom Lighthouse Tour
Perhaps you have your own lighthouse tour in mind. This option allows for a personalized experience.
Stay on Cloud 9 at Pilgrim’s Inn
Penobscot Island Air promises a thrilling excursion and memories that will last a lifetime. Make your Maine vacation dreams come true when you stay with us at Pilgrim’s Inn. Conveniently located near all the best things to see and do in Downeast, ME, our inn is the perfect place to rest your head. Treat yourself to a stay on cloud 9 when you stay in Room Nine. The natural light that illuminates the room complements the gorgeous hardwood floors, exposed brick, and cast-iron bedframe. Wake up to a delicious breakfast each morning and fall asleep to the sounds of nature outside your window. Why wait any longer? Book your stay today!