The Fox Islands

Rockland, Maine 04841

The Fox Islands

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Trail Information

Rockland
Nearby City
18-46 nautical miles
Distance
9.78-foot mean tidal range in Rockland. In the Fox Island Thorofare, tidal current floods east, ebbs west. Flooding tide meets between Iron and Zeke points. Elsewhere it generally floods to the north.
Tidal Information
To cross to the Fox Islands from either side of Penobscot Bay requires a substantial crossing that should only be undertaken by experienced paddlers. Potentially rough seas, strong currents, and a gamut of boat traffic surrounds the islands. There are especially strong currents in Hurricane Sound. The entrance to the Basin develops whitewater during peak flow.
Hazards/Cautions
Year-round
Season
NOAA charts #13305, #13308, and #13309; Maptech #74; Waterproof Chart #103
Local Maps