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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
207-774-0808
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Ranked #10 of 46 activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: If you want to get up close and personal with Portland’s landmarks, lighthouses and harbor seals AND learn some city history, join Portland Discovery... more » Owner description: If you want to get up close and personal with Portland’s landmarks, lighthouses and harbor seals AND learn some city history, join Portland Discovery on a Land & Sea Tour! Start your day on board the Discovery trolley as you travel from city streets to rocky coast and make your way to Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse! After a break for lunch and shopping in the Old Port, board a classic cruise boat for a 90-minute narrated harbor tour, where you’ll see 4 lighthouses up close, 3 Civil War forts and several of the inner bay islands, including Halfway Rock Ledge, home to many seals and seabirds. « less
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Brooklyn, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Our guide Brampsie, made the city of Portland come alive for us. He was very knowledgeable about, and interested in, the local architecture. He loves his city and communicated that to us very well. The tour was a fun and easy way to get an overview of Portland. We liked it enough that we will be back to visit for... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

There are mulitple ways to see the lighthouses along Portland Maine, you can either rent a car and drive around and see them by land (which I did on my 1st visit to this nice quaint town), or you can take a land and or cruise tour via various companies, Portland Discovery is probably the most famous in this area.... More

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Melbourne
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The bus and boat tour combination offered by Portland Discovery is well worth doing. We booked from Australia and found the staff at Portland Discovery very helpful in navigating through a few issues relating to being overseas travellers. Our tours ran smoothly and offered a good range of sites.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is the most photographed Lighthouse known ...if you don't take in this great view and park ....YOU LOSE !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Portland Discovery Tours offers several different types of tours. This review is for the Portland City and Lighthouse Tour, taken in late October. Ticket prices were Adults $22 Children (3-12) $16. Our guide and trolley driver was JJ, who was very informative, had a good sense of humor, and was a good driver. We enjoyed our tour, learning a little... More

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Clovis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We took the Lighthouse Lovers Cruise. Had a wonderful time! It was a 90 minute trip and we saw 4 lighthouses and lots of other great sights. Our guide was very good and told us all kinds of interesting things about Portland and all the surrounding area and islands. The boat was very nice and blankets were available in case... More

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

JJ was an excellent guide. We learned a lot while having some good laughs. My 11-year old daughter said when we finished, "That was really fun!"

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had a nice informative time on this tour; we too had JJ as our guide and he seemed to take a lot of pride in his town. Well informed, good humor, nice tour.

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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Good tour--Learned a lot about the area during the course of 90 minutes.I thought it was helpful since it was my 1st trip to Maine.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband and I took the tour the last day we were in Maine. The 90 minute city tour was $44.00. There is no senior discount. We had a hard time finding the ticket booth but it is right in the parking lot on Commercial St. We called the day before and made reservations and I'm glad we did the... More

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