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Casco Bay Islands

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Address: 56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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If you don't have time to visit the Islands

If you're visiting Portland from May-Oct, a trip on the ferry to Long Island and back is a fun thing to do, and in about 2 hours you get a good look at Casco Bay, the islands... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting Portland from May-Oct, a trip on the ferry to Long Island and back is a fun thing to do, and in about 2 hours you get a good look at Casco Bay, the islands, water life and birds (plus some drop-dead gorgeous boats). Plus, it's so inexpensive!

Thank ME_EATS_207
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short on time on a visit but want to see coastal Maine? Take the mail boat and see Casco Bay! Bring along a picnic and enjoy the views from the deck of a Casco Bay Ferry. If you keep watch - you might just see and eagle or seal!

Thank Elizabeth B
Baldwinsville, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always fun we we traverl to Ogunquit to visit out sons. We only had cocktails. There is so much to do and see here in portland. Shopping is always fun you can spend all day doing that.

Thank nomrapetote
Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

take the mail run, pack a lunch,bring your binoculars AND a warm jacket. It's chilly on the water. Takes you from island to island in Casco Bay.

Thank rnorriss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Took Bailey's Island cruise with family, and everyone enjoyed it. Brilliant day on the ocean, comfortable seating, including out of the sun. Two stayed on board with picnic lunch, while others left. Some ate right there at restaurant, while others hiked over bridge for take-out. Everyone had a good time.

Thank mommabear207
New Haven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Take a car ferry or just a cruise. The Casco Bay Islands are beautiful and historic. We suggest the mail boat cruise. Cruise while the boat delivers mail and freight to the islands' residents.

2 Thank Chuck52310
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

we took the ferry to peak island. the ride was great, we really enjoyed it. it did get quite full but we had arrived early and had our pick of seats. on Peaks Island we were disappointed to find that there were no more golf carts for rent. if you have a chronic illness or something that prevents you from... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Very informative and relaxing cruise around the islands. We did the mailroom run which lasted from about 3-6, and enjoyed the descriptions and narration by the crew. BYOB.

1 Thank K_Santiago_11
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Took ferry ride to Peak Island (multiple times of day). Gives nice view harbor, Portland itself, and other islands. Can get quite full to get there a little early or just take the next one.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very much enjoyed our ferry ride out to Peaks Island, but we wish there was more to do at Peaks Island while there, since it's now approaching "winter" season there in October. Most things are closed and not too much happening, though golf carts or bikes could be rented. Seems it would be an amazing summer getaway.

Thank GarrettG373

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