Visitor Info

Welcome! 

We are delighted that you are considering visiting our beautiful island! 

In the future this page will provide you with information about travel to and on the island, and links to places to stay, places to eat, and things to do during your stay.

The Vinalhaven Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our year-round island community!

Whether you have come to Vinalhaven for a day or a season, you will find yourself capitvated by this extraordinary island and the peole who make it special.  

Vinalhaven is the state's largest off-shore island community, known for its striking natural beauty and for being home to one of the world's largest lobster fishing fleets.  We have a year-round population of about 1,200, a Pre-K-12 school, medical and dental health center, and volunteer ambulance and fire crews.  Lobster fishing and related support activities make up roughly half of the island's economy; in addition to commercial fishermen and women, we are builders, musicians, plumbers, teachers, shopkeepers, electricians, innkeepers, artists, writers, health and wellness practitioners, mechanics, realtors, restauranteurs, boat builders, ferry captains, architects, administrators, conservationists, and more.  

The Vinalhaven Chamber of Commerce represents the broad array of businesses and organizations flourishing on our island ~ many are open year-round!