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Casco Bay

Portland, ME
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Ranked #6 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
Activities: Running, Kayaking
Description: 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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Casco Bay has a few ways to enjoy it. You've got the cruise line which provides a short ride to Peaks Island or they even have the "mail run" ride which is a few hours in length. A way to see the rocky coast of Maine to off set all the sandy beaches.

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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were part of a small group that took the 3 hour paddle to Fort Gorges. Excellent guide and lovely way to get out on the water while in Maine.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took the boat over to am island and walked around and also rented a golf cart to explore further....nice afternoon

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Chicago, Illinois
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293 reviews 293 reviews
77 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This bay just exudes what Maine has to offer. It is very pretty but quite chilly actually. My whole family really enjoyed it

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just beautiful. Lovely contrast between industrial South Portland and the sea, especially when viewed from the ferry.

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great walking distance from the Portland Harbor Hotel. Frequent schedule available. Nice way to get around to the islands on the outskirts of Portland.

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Austin, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the main harbor, you can take a ferry all day long out to the many islands--we paid $7 for round-trips! The ferries run constantly and each island is unique. The Bay is beautiful--shores have scenic church steeples, many gorgeous little boats and lobster traps bobbing. Don't miss the opportunity to get out of town on the water.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went kayaking via Portland Paddles, it was possibly the best part of our trip, an amazing/gorgeous outing that allowed us to see the bay and stop to explore the nearby fort. Our guide was great.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Take the ferry to closer islands, ferry prices quite reasonable, islands fun, easy, scenic, lil restaurants, nice people. Close ones as good as the further ones, depending on your timeframe, if kids with you, and if you want easy convenience or a lil more rugged experience.

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Parkland, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very informative narrative as we motored around bay. Beautiful and icy waters with adorable seals. Bring a sweatshirt as it gets chilly out on the water. Found out next land mass north of Portland was Portugal! Wow

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