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Portland Discovery Tours

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Address: Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-774-0808
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Description: If you want to get up close and personal with Portland’s landmarks...
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.
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Perfect way to spend an afternoon/evening

We drove down to Portland,After the initial disappointment of not having Segway trip,I walked down commercial street and noticed the trolley at the Long Wharf. I booked the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Vinod M
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Malden, Massachusetts

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Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We drove down to Portland,After the initial disappointment of not having Segway trip,I walked down commercial street and noticed the trolley at the Long Wharf. I booked the trolley tour(45 mins starting at 4.30pm) and the sunset cruise(starting at 6.45pm). The trolley tour was very interactive. Subjective Doug was our driver and he was very interactive. He drove us around... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend a portion of an afternoon! Highly recommend the Lighthouse Lovers Tour. A bit pricey, but worth it!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Good, good tour to give yourself the lay of the land so you can later go back on your own and take more time investigating. Friendly, informative, worth the price. Touches on varied and assorted Portland neighborhoods and areas other than just commercial waterfront main drags. NOTE: Recommend Casco Bay ferry boat tour if you want more extensive water time... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Two of us took the 1:30 tour on a Tuesday. It was a full trolley. We opted for the 105 min city tour plus Cape Elizabeth lighthouse. Our driver/ guide JJ was hysterical and informative. He told jokes and stories during the tour as well as history of the city and sights. Glad we opted for the lighthouse. It was... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

While sightseeing in Portland, we found ourselves standing beside Portland Discovery Tours just before the 1:00 Peek at Portland Tour departed and thought we'd give it a try. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the guide's informative narration. Would recommend to anyone visiting Portland for the first time with 45 minutes to spare.

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Hudson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took a lighthouse boat tour, and really enjoyed it. A beautiful way to see the city. The captain and tour guide were top notch. Highly recommend, a great way to spend 90 min.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Audio on the boat could be better, but that's difficult to deliver on a boat in the ocean... Good experience, great city, great views and a well run family outing. Kids are 11 & 8 and they enjoyed it..worth the money.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We combined a sunset tour on one evening with the City & Lighthouse tour on the following day, and got the combined tour price. The sunset tour was enjoyable and informative. Remember it is chillier on the water and when the sun goes down so bring a sweater. They do have inside seating and offer blankets for outside seating. The... More 

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi Syracuselax, Thanks for taking our Land and Sea combination and glad you were able to split it up over a couple days to fit your schedule. That's good advice on bringing an extra layer on the cruises, especially the evening cruises. While we have blankets on board, they're first come, first serve, so best to be prepared. Portland Head... More 

Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We booked a specialty Tour to watch the Tall Ships "Parade of Sail" on the Bay View Lady. The captain was wonderful, managing the boat with so many other boats in the harbor. The tour guides were very informative providing info about Portland points of interest as well as the Tall Ships in the parade. When we return to Portland... More 

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi Kim G, Thanks for taking our Parade of Sail Cruise! We're lucky to have great captains and deckhands and deckhands on this tour did lots of homework to prep for this particular tour. I'm sure they'll appreciate hearing that you enjoyed it! If you're in the area again, we would love to have you join us on a Lighthouse... More 

Temple, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We always take an exploratory tour when we're in a city to get our "bearings", learn about the city, and get some idea of where we might want to return to. The 45 minute trolley tour was most informative, and JJ was both knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend this tour!

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi chiefqueen, Thanks for taking our Peek at Portland Tour and thanks for the kind words and recommendation! While this tour does not go to the lighthouse, it seems to be working great for people who are looking for an overview of Portland and it's history. Happy to hear that JJ was a great tour guide and we'll pass along... More 

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Address: Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-774-0808
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

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