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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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Beautiful islands and a relaxing round trip

Leave from Portland and visit all of the islands in the bay, take a picnic and spend the whole day adventuring

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Miami
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106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leave from Portland and visit all of the islands in the bay, take a picnic and spend the whole day adventuring

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the weather was rainy the view is still very nice. The area is not completely touristy. Locals still conduct business at the port.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Lots of water you can look at from shore, from a resturant or from a boat. I suggest you take the 2-3 hr mail run that leaves from the ferry dock on Commerical St. The ferry has indoor and outdoor seating and stops at a number of islands which provide for a nice time on the water.

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Moscow, Tennessee
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97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

It was quite a chilly ride on the boat. It got a bit bumpy at times. We saw several lighthouses. The guide pointed out interesting things about the bay. Overall it was a good tour.

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1 Thank Dorothy L
Huntsville, Texas
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This was just a ride on a working ferry as it goes about its business as usual. No narrative, just observing the places people choose to live or vacation at and getting them to and from their destinations. This was a part of our Fall Folaige Tour of New England to occupy our time I guess.

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Surrey, Canada
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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.

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4 Thank Jackie747
Cocoa, Florida
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41 attraction reviews
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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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1 Thank Merritt47
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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

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Allendale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Maine
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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!

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