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Casco Bay Islands

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Address: 56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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While in Portland, my wife and I decided that we would take a short "3 hour tour." (by the way, the weather did not get rough!) ;) The cruise is inexpensive and stops at various... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Tom H
Storrs, Connecticut
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Storrs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

While in Portland, my wife and I decided that we would take a short "3 hour tour." (by the way, the weather did not get rough!) ;) The cruise is inexpensive and stops at various islands to make deliveries. The guide tells much about the islands and gives you time to enjoy the scenery. We were able to see Bald... More 

3 Thank Tom H
Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

These boats ply their way around Casco Bay and traverse the waters around the sea that surrounds Portland.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Caution. Plan your parking and give yourself extra time. First two garages were full. Third garage was distant and almost full. Can not street park due to 2 hour limit.

2 Thank Desertis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely a great alternative to see the Bay and the Islands with a better fee than other tours. The only downfall is that getting on the boat is a little hectic, as a large crowd formed and there was not rhyme or reason to the line. Other patrons need to have respect for their fellow passengers and keep in mind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four enjoyed our day trip to Bailey's Island - it exceeded our expectations. There's so much to see, a lot of history, and wildlife - worth the trip!

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Catskill, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great Boat tour. We learned so much about the history of the area, enjoyed seeing the light houses, our tour guide was very informative. The best part was the price was excellent for what you got. We are still talking about our tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a very nice trip to Peaks Island. Took the ferry over, explored the island a bit, shopped a little, ate lunch and then returned to Portland via the ferry. There wasn't a whole lot to do on the Island, but we had never been there and wanted to check it out. If I went again, I would definitely... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I took my family out on the mailboat cruise because it had such great reviews, and it did not disappoint! First, for $4.00 you can bring your dog. It stops at five islands, and the captain gives nice anecdotes about each. It's very pleasant in nice weather. Our three hour cruise was really nice, and we got to stop for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a nice cruise with some narration to point our special areas, historical info, etc. We do it every August when we're in Portland. Groupon offers a great deal-- two tickets for price of one-- so watch for it if you plan to take this trip. Parking in area near boat terminal is expensive. If you don't mind a... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Wanted to take 5:45 am ferry to Peaks Island on a Thursday. Arrived at terminal at 5:38 - no one was at the ticket window and had to go looking for someone. When someone came to window they sold me tickets and told me ferry was about to board and nodded their head like I knew where I was going... More 

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