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Abandoned fort on an island in Portland Harbor; visitors should use caution when exploring its grounds.
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Portland, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited via kayak on a Friday just before sunset, and there wasn't anyone else there except for us! Such a cool place to romp around and see a unique set of views, but not too far from the mainland.

Thank linseaweed
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're looking for a quick (1-2 hour) excursion on Portland's Casco Bay, consider hiring a water taxi to take you to the often overlooked Fort Gorges. Located in the center of Portland harbor, it provides unparalled views of Casco Bay. Given the big deal...More

Thank orizu
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Enjoyably, Fort Gorges can be seen from many points of interest along the coasts of Portland and South Portland. Don't bother looking for it on a foggy day; we were unable to visit it during the morning as it was swallowed by fog. Definitely enjoyed...More

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Hands down the best part of this tour was the ability to tour it yourself. Once dropped off by a small motor boat, we were given flashlights by our tour guide and told to go ahead and tour the facility as we wished. Couple of...More

1  Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We took a harbor cruise tour that had a stop at this fort. Our guide gave us some interesting facts about its history.

1  Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We've been wanting to go here for years, but my partner hates boats. Captain Carle was very sympathetic and took us over and back as smoothly as possible. He also showed us around while we were out there. While it's small it's completely awesome. I...More

Thank Irishlazz
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Nice to see it going around it by boat, but it's a shame you cannot land on the small island to visit it !

Thank GorgoVetBart
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This crumbly old Civil War-era fort is only accessible by water. We have our own boat, and visit Fort Gorges at least once every summer - my husband will motor in (if tide is right) to let us all leap out of the boat onto...More

4  Thank LiftLady
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Fort gores is only reachable by kayak,canoe or power boat.. Built to protect Portland Harbor in the 1860's, it is worth the effort to get there and see the well preserved fort,

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Stopped by the Portland, Maine visitors center first located right next to the cruise ship docks, may even been the cruse terminal. Anyway they have these free local maps that show all the different areas of greater Portland. One thing I stated that I wanted...More

1  Thank paddler4x
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