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Casco Bay

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Address: Portland, ME
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Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and...

Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for the many photogenic lighthouses.

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Take the Lighthouse tour

The Lighthouse tour was the highlight of our day in Portland. It is a very pleasant scenic tour of the bay. The narrative is excellent and we learned a lot about the waterfront... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Surrey, Canada
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Surrey, Canada
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Lighthouse tour was the highlight of our day in Portland. It is a very pleasant scenic tour of the bay. The narrative is excellent and we learned a lot about the waterfront area. If like us you find yourself rushing to catch the tour they do sell drinks and snacks on board.

1 Thank Jackie747
Cocoa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We walked the streets near Casco Bay, as well as, having dinner at DiMilo's floating restaurant. It has some amazing scenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Interesting, pretty, worth your time, good for all age of travelers, can be chilly out on the bay, bring a light coat, they provided some blankets

2 Thank lindajackson9898
Allendale, New Jersey
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173 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Perhaps not the most scenic waterfront I've ever seen, there is a lot of natural beauty here mixed with gritty fishing industry and oil tankers. The promenade winds along the bay... nice for a stroll. The relative calm and quiet here makes it ideal for kayaking and paddle boarding. We really enjoyed our sunset tour with Portland Paddle Company

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Take the ferry (Casco Bay Lines), to any of the islands! There's a good restaurant on Peak's island w/ an outside terrace for eating. Walk, hike or bike ride....a perfect adventure on a nice summer day!

1 Thank Maggie M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have been to Portland and the Old Port many times and always enjoy myself in and around Casco Bay. So much to see and do. See the sights from the docks, take a ride on the Casco Bay Lines. Take a separate tour or a water taxi. View the many close islands and Bug's Light. Casco Bay is just... More 

1 Thank PITTparent
Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Summer season-only 10 a.m. daily departure from downtown Portland, takes about two hours (ours took 1:45) to get to Bailey Island-Orr Island at the Cribstone Bridge. Ferry captain provides just the right amount of commentary. Route may vary depending on the weather and captain's whims, and the return trip takes a different route, so you really see a LOT of... More 

3 Thank suomigrrl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Gorgeous sunsets very romantic. Our first time in Maine and it was well worth it. Bring a bottle of wine or stop of at one of the island for lunch. Def worth it.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

One of my favorite places to go in Maine .I will be taking the Casco Bay Cruise within weeks and can`t wait the most beautiful sunsets ever.

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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was one of the most beautiful, with the friendliest people ever. We enjoyed a walk along the waterfront and came away with some awesome photos, and historical information from a very nice gentleman who just happened to be walking by. I asked him a question regarding one of the buildings, and learned so much more. This is actually a... More 

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