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Address: Portland, ME
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Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and...

Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for the many photogenic lighthouses.

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Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine Aboard a Vintage Fire Engine
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US$350.00*
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Private Sunset Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat
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Private Lighthouse Sightseeing Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat

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Ferry to the Islands

Stayed on Peaks Island and took advantage of the beautiful Casco Bay! Loved each Ferry ride! Was so excited to see seals playing in the water. This beautiful Bay really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2015
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Maynard, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Casco Bay Cruise, advertised as a one hour and forty five minute "scenic" cruise with four stops along the way to Little Diamond, Great Diamond, and Long Island. etc., and see "Victorian Mansions". This trip was nothing more than a bus with four stops, and two more stops on way back, to pick up and drop off islanders. If you... More 

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Florida, United States
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Stayed on Peaks Island and took advantage of the beautiful Casco Bay! Loved each Ferry ride! Was so excited to see seals playing in the water. This beautiful Bay really captures the colors of the Maine Sunsets. Great photo opportunities. Whether you are taking the Ferry to Explore the Islands or Lighthouses, Spending the Day Kayaking or Paddle Boarding, Renting... More 

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Portland, Maine
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106 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you visit the Portland, ME area you owe yourself at least a few hours out on Casco Bay. There are several options for getting out on the water, ferry, tour boat or schooner. Although any will do I would recommend getting out there under sail.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Pick a sunny day, and you're in for a treat. We've visited some of the islands off Portland as well as a number of lighthouses, and a boat trip is invariably enjoyable. You can't go wrong.

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Hebron, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

We've traveled by ferry boat over to Peaks for over 50 years and we're always treated well. We feel safe and know the boat won't have any issues

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New Hampshire
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Portland is a great city and viewing it from the water is a must. The Casco Bay Ferry has a short trip to Peaks Island that allows you to see the city from a new perspective

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

I lived in Maine from 1976 to 2006 and never took an actual ferry cruise around Casco Bay. Prior to our visit in 2014 the only time I had been on the ferry was when I went out to my sister's home on Little Diamond Island. This last time we visited we went out on a leisurely little tour of... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

My wife and I learned so much about Casco Bay during our Sunday afternoon Mailboat tour on Casco Bay Lines. We enjoyed charting the course that our boat took during the tour, and we had a blast taking spectacular photographs of every island that we were able to view.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,740 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We took a kayak tour in Casco Bay. Unfortunately, weather was terrible and we only checked the harbor area. And the views over the islands. This was my fave place in Portland.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Love it. The scenery here is worth every penny so wonderful. We have been going here for 5 years now and get really excited about going back.

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