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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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$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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It's the highlight of your Portland Visit!

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... read more

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

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Portland is a great city and viewing it from the water is a must. The Casco Bay Ferry has a short trip to Peaks Island that allows you to see the city from a new perspective

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I lived in Maine from 1976 to 2006 and never took an actual ferry cruise around Casco Bay. Prior to our visit in 2014 the only time I had been on the ferry was when I went out to my sister's home on Little Diamond Island. This last time we visited we went out on a leisurely little tour of... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My wife and I learned so much about Casco Bay during our Sunday afternoon Mailboat tour on Casco Bay Lines. We enjoyed charting the course that our boat took during the tour, and we had a blast taking spectacular photographs of every island that we were able to view.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We took a kayak tour in Casco Bay. Unfortunately, weather was terrible and we only checked the harbor area. And the views over the islands. This was my fave place in Portland.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Love it. The scenery here is worth every penny so wonderful. We have been going here for 5 years now and get really excited about going back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good to go and take a look , but that's about it , nothing interesting over there . there is other things to do which are much more interesting .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

so glad we paid $16/person to waste our valuable vacation time. We asked the company SEVERAL times if this would be a great learning and family vacation. Might have well been on a three hour greyhound bus ride. There was no tour guide and we just sat next to the locals on their afternoon commute home after work. CANNOT believe... More 

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

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