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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
+1 207-774-0808
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Great way to see Portland

We had been to Portland once and found nothing to do and left. So when our cruise docked in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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My boyfriend and I went on the sunset light house cruise and it was wonderful. The views were... read more

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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 1 week ago

We had been to Portland once and found nothing to do and left. So when our cruise docked in Portland we didn't make any plans. Then on the street we found the Portland Trolley City and Lighthouse Tour. It was fun to sit on the...More

Thank A B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went on the sunset light house cruise and it was wonderful. The views were gorgeous and the speaker on the boat was pretty humorous too. I would definitely do this again!!

Thank Brittlg06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The morning started with JJ giving a great trolley tour of Portland. He was funny and informative. He gave us great perspective on the city and tips on where to go. The afternoon was topped off with a boat tour of Casco Bay with a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always take a trolley tour in a new city to get the feel of the area and focus on what to return to see at a leisurely pace. This tour was very good for that purpose. It take you through the port and downtown...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a last minute sunset lighthouse tour and was well worth it ! Plenty of room on the boat (and it was sold out). There is a bar which is always nice and the service was excellent . The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny...More

Thank Kellzm23
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kellzm, Sounds like you were able to get some of the last ticket for the cruise! Thanks for joining us and we're happy to hear you felt it was a good value. We do only sell a certain amount of seats and don't overcrowd...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice and relaxing tour of the harbor and lighthouses. The trolley was very informative you see most of city.

Thank 1960markbusch
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi markbusch, Thanks for taking our Land and Sea tour and wonderful that you learned some things about Portland and feel you saw a lot. We try to keep the tours informative and fun, but also want them to be relaxing experiences as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice decision to take the bus and boat tour for portland ME, starts from downtown portland (2 hrs) take you to quite a few places which you will not drive or walk, good information from the bus driver, visited the light house. covered the downtown...More

Thank pankaj s
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pankaj, It sounds like you took our Portland City and Lighthouse trolley tour of Portland and we're happy you enjoyed it! We try to show our guests sights and neighborhoods they might not have otherwise see and, just as you say, we hope they'll...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mom and 2 other family members to see Maine and this was a must see. It was wonderful to be able to see the lighthouses from the water and to get a great history lesson. We were also able to see several...More

Thank csbernard
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hu csbernard, Thanks for taking our Lighthouse Lovers Cruise. We hope to show visitors all the beautiful, interesting things around the bay with some history behind it and so happy to hear you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had only 1 afternoon in Portland. The trolley tour was fantastic! Our guide Wendy was very knowledgeable, interesting and kind. We learned a lot Ms saw an overview of the city. It enabled us to see a lot in a short time. I highly...More

Thank DrKatieRN
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Katie, Thanks for your nice review of Wendy's tour. We'll definitely make sure she sees it. We always hope the trolley tour will give our guests a great overview of Portland in not too long a time, so that they can explore after on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the last minute on a Saturday afternoon, we decided to do the lighthouse lovers tour. We had no trouble booking tickets and rushed to board the boat. The tour was well organized and the tour guide seemed to know her information quite well. We...More

Thank Cameron S
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cameron, We typically recommend purchasing tickets in advance as the tours can sell out, but that's great you were able to buy tickets onsite and join us. Thanks for this great review and others will surely find it helpful.

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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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