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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Cruising to Peaks Island

On time, friendly personnel, smooth sailing, efficient! A very pleasant way to travel and very easy.

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Cambria, California
Sunset Cruise more like endurance test of Gilligan's Island trip

I booked what was listed as the "Sunset Cruise" but was disappointed to discover that the trip was... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Tanya H
Princeton, New Jersey
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peaks island” (116 reviews)
“golf cart” (28 reviews)
“mail run” (36 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

On time, friendly personnel, smooth sailing, efficient! A very pleasant way to travel and very easy.

Thank suztravels_10
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I booked what was listed as the "Sunset Cruise" but was disappointed to discover that the trip was really just a commuter boat that happened to depart near the sunset hour. For the price of the ticket we were handed a map of points of...More

1  Thank Tanya H
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Perfect getaway for a day. Lobster and clambake with activities and a boat ride. Price was good for the day.

Thank Anna Maria M
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Delightful 3 hour cruise round the Casco Bay islands. A working boat delivering mail and supplies at each stop. Hading back to Portland got quite choppy with spray up front, but lower level was dry. Excellent commentary en route

Thank DenverJack2
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I took the mailboat ferry and highly recommend it. There is no food served but you can bring your own. A couple ladies brought a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine. I was jealous! They do have vending machines for snacks and beverages. This...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to take the mailboat scenic tour of Casco Bay. The Captain gave a nice overview of the islands & history of Casco Bay. Beautiful scenery and a very relaxing way to enjoy the Bay!!!

Thank CMMoosie
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Whether you're using the ferry to get to a destination island like Peaks, Great Diamond or Chebeague or you're doing the round trip for sightseeing, the ferry is a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend the day. Sure you can take a water taxi if...More

2  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The 3hour Mail Run boat trip to the islands in Casco Bay was everything good people have had to say. We weren't allowed to debark - so I can only surmise that it is at the captain's discretion depending upon how much unloading and loading...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very efficient boarding process. Comfortable trip, very informative, saw lots of the Casco Bay Islands and beautiful scenery.

Thank iccoles
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We took the ferry to Peaks Island for a few hours of exploring. The ride was great and it was nice to just sit and relax and watch everything go by. The ferry runs on time and the crew is very efficient at getting everything...More

2  Thank stevefromwyoming
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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 Christine W | Reviewed this property |
It is a long trip, 2.5 - 3 hours so I would bring something for them to do, there are some tables and chairs downstairs inside. There's big windows so you can still see outside and listen to the captain. I wouldn't recommend... More