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Address: Portland, ME
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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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$58*
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Casco Bay Half-Day Sea Kayak Tour
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$95*
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5 Lighthouses Portland Bike Tour

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Portland's Casco Bay and Old Port.

We had a delightful afternoon strolling around Casco Bay and the Old Port. Lots of great shopping and vibrant streets that had a relaxed and safe atmosphere. Stopped by the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bel Air Maryland
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Bel Air Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a delightful afternoon strolling around Casco Bay and the Old Port. Lots of great shopping and vibrant streets that had a relaxed and safe atmosphere. Stopped by the water taxi terminal and checked out the ferry proces. Saw the live music venue, too, which was a great place to check out the sailboats and the harbor. People here... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The view is stunning. It's worth getting on a boat and heading out to see the islands. Lots of sailboats and things to see along the way. The coast itself is breathtaking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really beautiful ares to kayak, walk or travel to the islands! So much to do from shopping to just wandering around!

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So many islands to explore by kayak or ferry boat. Each island has a different attraction to explore from forts, restaurants, hikes and more. Very clean bay easy yo kayak around.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

How can you not love a wide, perfectly curving, picturesque bay in pristine waters? Bring your camera and prepare for perfect pictures. Be sure to have a lobster roll!

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Casco Bay Cruise, advertised as a one hour and forty five minute "scenic" cruise with four stops along the way to Little Diamond, Great Diamond, and Long Island. etc., and see "Victorian Mansions". This trip was nothing more than a bus with four stops, and two more stops on way back, to pick up and drop off islanders. If you... More 

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Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stayed on Peaks Island and took advantage of the beautiful Casco Bay! Loved each Ferry ride! Was so excited to see seals playing in the water. This beautiful Bay really captures the colors of the Maine Sunsets. Great photo opportunities. Whether you are taking the Ferry to Explore the Islands or Lighthouses, Spending the Day Kayaking or Paddle Boarding, Renting... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you visit the Portland, ME area you owe yourself at least a few hours out on Casco Bay. There are several options for getting out on the water, ferry, tour boat or schooner. Although any will do I would recommend getting out there under sail.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Pick a sunny day, and you're in for a treat. We've visited some of the islands off Portland as well as a number of lighthouses, and a boat trip is invariably enjoyable. You can't go wrong.

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Hebron, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We've traveled by ferry boat over to Peaks for over 50 years and we're always treated well. We feel safe and know the boat won't have any issues

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Address: Portland, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland

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