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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Nice relaxing trip to Peak's Island

We took the short 20 minute ferry ride to Peak's Island. It was beautiful and the ride was nice... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Jan H
Good thing to do on a sunny day, BYOB

We chose the mail run cruise, it takes 2.5 to 3 hours. The captain did point out the different... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Christine W
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We took the short 20 minute ferry ride to Peak's Island. It was beautiful and the ride was nice. However, the island was closed for the summer and nothing was open but one ice cream store, so it was kind of boring... We had to...More

4  Thank Jan H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We chose the mail run cruise, it takes 2.5 to 3 hours. The captain did point out the different islands as we cruised along. They do not sell food or drinks but that was okay because we brought our own snacks, beer and wine.

4  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 8 April 2017

You don't need to be a sailor, artist, or historian to appreciate a trip on Casco Bay, but if you're one of any of these you will especially appreciate this remarkable body of water and all the unique islands it contains. You don't even have...More

21  Thank CHARLES G
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Some of the best scenery I have ever seen. Easy to find location and great value for money. You can also take your own food and drink on to the boat which we would recommend.

3  Thank Mrs_RG2017
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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...More

8  Thank ME_EATS_207
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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...More

2  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

1  Thank nomrapetote
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.

1  Thank rnorriss
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....More

Thank mommabear207
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
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Kim D
27 May 2017|
Response from rnorriss | Reviewed this property |
There are several hospitals in the area, all of them within 3 miles of the Casco Bay Lines. From I-295 take exit 7 - Franklyn St all the way to the end. There is a parking garage right next to the ferry.
Kim D
26 May 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome as long as they are well behaved and leashed. Expect a reasonable surcharge.
Stephanie R
19 April 2017|
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
I've never done the Casco Bay cruise with kids that young, but I've done enough sailing and other boating with children of all ages who have enjoyed immensely being on the water and doing something totally new. They are... More