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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Bailey Island Boat Cruise ( Casco Bay Lines)

This is a nice cruise with some narration to point our special areas, historical info, etc. We do... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
If you want to take first morning ferry...

Wanted to take 5:45 am ferry to Peaks Island on a Thursday. Arrived at terminal at 5:38 - no one... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Jessica C
Danbury, Connecticut
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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 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...More

7  Thank angelajoll
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...More

2  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

From the Port, there are ferries to the islands in Casco Bay for very reasonable prices. Round trip for a senior to Great Diamond was only $4.50.

1  Thank VermontTeacher44
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Reasonable fair. Efficient service. No problems. Went as foot passengers. Saw a seal in the harbour, great bonus.

1  Thank Southden
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The boat ride was quick and efficient. The folks on the boat were very friendly. The staff where you buy tickets seemed like they were not too interested in helping customers, as the lines were a bit long, and 3-4 folks behind the glass did...More

3  Thank bbostonfamily
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have done the mailboat tour of the Casco Bay Islands several times, and each time I have been impressed with the beautiful views of the islands on the trip. The mailboat tour (through Casco Bay Lines) stops at several of the islands to load...More

5  Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you're visiting Portland be sure to take the ferry to Peaks Island and spend the day exploring, relaxing, shopping and eating. We rented bicycles and made our way around the island stopping along the way to climb on the rocks and enjoy the beautiful...More

2  Thank Christine F
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We took our dog and kids on the ferry to hit the islands. Nice relaxing ferry ride out to Peaks Island. Great way to spend the day sight seeing and meeting people.

1  Thank Bean L
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We went for a trip last minute to see several of the islands in the bay. It was very relaxing and a great way to spend 90 minutes. The boat was very crowded at 11 AM. The speaker system was difficult to hear. There were...More

6  Thank Lew S
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Took the ferry over to Peaks Island on a Saturday morning - little did we know that it was the same day as the Peaks Island Road Race. Had a great time walking around Peaks, seeing all of the adorable houses and weaving in and...More

2  Thank krzemke
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Kim D
Son doing surgery rotation at Maine hospital in Portland. Rough idea how convenient to Cisco bay?
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
Hi, Kim. What would you like to know about this attraction? Can we take our 70 lb dog on the Ferry?
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
Is it kid friendly? We have a 2 year old and are wondering if this would be a good activity. Thanks
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