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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
+1 207-774-0808
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Wendy is great

We booked the city and lighthouse tour. The city tour guide, Wendy was informative, entertaining... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kathleen B
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Clark
Still a little foggy, but very cool tour!

After having our boat tour cancelled twice yesterday due to the lack of cooperation on Mother... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kristi W
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Atlanta, Georgia
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If you want to get up close and personal with Portland’s landmarks, lighthouses and harbor seals AND learn some city history, join Portland Discovery on a Land & Sea Tour! Start your day on board the Discovery trolley as you travel from city streets to rocky coast and make your way to Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse! After a break for lunch and shopping in the Old Port, board a classic cruise boat for a 90-minute narrated harbor tour, where you’ll see 4 lighthouses up close, 3 Civil War forts and several of the inner bay islands, including Halfway Rock Ledge, home to many seals and seabirds.
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Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked the city and lighthouse tour. The city tour guide, Wendy was informative, entertaining and very knowledgeable. We returned that afternoon for the lighthouse tour. Unfortunately, due to fog, they had to cut the tour short. The company refunded that portion of the tour,...More

1  Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After having our boat tour cancelled twice yesterday due to the lack of cooperation on Mother Nature's part (fog), this is a legit company that doesn't screw you out of your money if it is too foggy! Today we set out with a clear sky...More

1  Thank Kristi W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous views during 90 minute cruise of Casco Bay. If you "have" to sit up top, get in line early as it fills up - but we sat on bottom level and loved it - we could still see everything - it was less...More

Thank bonzarob
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great but expensive land tour lasts an hour and a half. Our tour guide Steve was great never stopped talking. The lighthouse was OK but really not much to it. Be aware dogs are allowed on the bus and bark. It was quite disturbing. Also...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best way to see the bay, hear the history and see the islands. We learned so much in the 90 minutes we were aboard. The staff is very friendly and the tour was on time. There is continuous narration by a staff member and...More

Thank Jasmine59
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Lighthouse afternoon cruise. It was so relaxing and nice. The crew are very friendly and obviously love the job. Pete was fun and the narrator was fun and kept it interesting. The boat was roomy with a bar and limited snacks. Prices...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We split the tour up into two days- by water one day and by trolley the next! It was awesome! Pete, our trolley driver/guide, was very informative and had a great sense of humor!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the harbor cruise & it was a beautiful day to see/learn about the history of the native tribes, the islands, forts, lighthouses & Portland itself. It was well worth the money.

Thank Jeebo1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 took the sunset lighthouse tour through Discovery Tours. It was a very nice, 90 minute narration of the surrounding Casco Bay. Our tour guide did a great job and the lighthouses (mostly in the last 20 minutes of the tour) were...More

Thank MichiganMom71
Portland D, Front Office Sales Associate at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review. Our 90 minute Lighthouse Lovers cruise is a great way to explore Casco Bay and get some local history on the islands as well as 4 local lighthouses. There is even a chance at seeing some Maine wildlife, which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were on a cruise and only had one day to see Portland, my wife and I are certainly glad we chose the Land and Sea-Portland City, Portland Discovery Tour. We took the trolley in the morning when it was cooler; then, we took...More

1  Thank track37
Portland D, Front Office Sales Associate at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review! Our Land and Sea combination of tours, as you said, allows for folks to really discover all that Portland has to offer. The Portland City and Lighthouse tour (the land portion) is a great chance to see the actual...More

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78traveler
26 May 2017|
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Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi 78traveler, Thanks for inquiring about our tours. The Portland City and Lighthouse Tour, our 105-minute trolley tour, can get occasionally get a little long for children of that age, as you spend almost the time on the... More
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Bruce R
19 April 2017|
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Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi Bruce, We have a snack bar on board the boats with drinks alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic like water, soda, coffee, tea. Snacks are of the vending machine variety, like chips... More
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madcat920
8 April 2017|
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Hi madcat920, The information others have provided here is spot-on. The only stop where you would get off the trolley is at Portland Head Light lighthouse. There are benches to sit on there, but as bob_cindy mentioned... More
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