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Address: Portland, ME
Activities: Kayaking, Running
Description: 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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Beautiful day on the bay

Truly amazing day on the Casco Bay! The sun shining across a picturesque view of the Bay, the boats and just the beautiful tranquility that it offers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Bangor, Maine
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Bangor, Maine
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106 reviews 106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Truly amazing day on the Casco Bay! The sun shining across a picturesque view of the Bay, the boats and just the beautiful tranquility that it offers.

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Akron Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We love Commercial St in the old port area. Great restaurants and pubs. A lot of interesting shops. Water taxis and the mail boats.

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Readington, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took a quick weekend in Portland and it is a lovely little city. The Casco Bay ferry is a really cool way to see the islands in the bay. Mainers have a distinct sense of humor -- loved it! There are different ferries you can take but what I love is that they run year round, even when we... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

check out the tour options for brief or long rides to islands. easy parking nearby. the tourist info center on Commercial St has all the info. Smell the salt air!

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Portland, Maine
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491 reviews 491 reviews
77 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

So thankful that beautiful Casco Bay is in my backyard. As a child, I spent 3 weeks every summer enjoying the wonders of Casco Bay, never thinking I would be lucky enough to live here. So much to offer...from the mainland to the many islands...from the ferries to the beaches. Great tours of the bay by land and sea...Many to... More 

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Hammond, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great place for food, and quaint shops. You can take a sightseeing cruise, really nice. I took the lighthouse tour and loved it!

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New York City, New York
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381 reviews 381 reviews
259 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Scenic Drive from Portland Headlight up to Freeport, the time of the year that the fall colors were stunning and just right, visited this area last Labor day, again, worth a visit.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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165 reviews 165 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful views... Sunrise and sunset... Worth a visit .. You won't be disappointed.... Fall foliage is a great time to visit

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Topsham, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You can take a ferry around the islands or one of the many tours that leave from the Portland docks, schooners, sightseeing, etc. The quality of the water, the air and the rugged beauty of the islands make this a Maine experience.

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Bethany, Oklahoma, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was an enjoyable drive over the Casco Bay Bridge. The small community was quaint, the beach hard to access.

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