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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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Steve the guide was extremely nice and entertaing...this tour was very infirmative....and the ligh t house was amazing......a bit confusing to buy tickets....they are not complety... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Steve the guide was extremely nice and entertaing...this tour was very infirmative....and the ligh t house was amazing......a bit confusing to buy tickets....they are not complety automated....

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The sunset cruise offered beautiful harbor views. The commentary was great, although it was sometimes difficult to catch all the narrator's words from our lower deck seats. He seemed very knowledgeable and gave a good mixture of history and what is happening with/around the harbor today. It would help to have the questions from the crowd repeated, so those on... More 

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Freehold, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It didn't hurt that we had a gorgeous day on Casco Bay. We chose the Lighthouse Lovers Cruise which was 90 minutes. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and we loved listening to him. We did see a number of lighthouses and islands within the bay.

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Westfield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A boat tour of Casco Bay is a must do when visiting Portland. We did the 1 1/2 hour tour, smooth ride and we learned so very interesting facts along the way. Bring your Camera!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

For my first ever trip in Portland, ME with my family, we decided to take the Peek at Portland Trolley Tour (45 minutes) and the Sunset Lovers Lighthouse Cruise (90 minutes). I loved the trolley tour, and wish that I had chosen to go on the 90 minute tour instead. I was afraid that the 90 minute tour would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to do the trolley tour at 11h and the boat tour at 4h30. During the trolley tour we learned a lot about Portland and had so much fun. J.J. is the such a great tour guide: very knowledgable, patient and helpful. After the trolley tour we went to have lunch and did some shopping in the harbor before... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

They weren't sure they were going to proceed with the 10:30am trip because of the fog. I applaud them for going but we couldn't see hardly anything once we left the harbor. Portland Head lighthouse was cool shrouded in fog but couldn't see anymore of the coast. Did see some seals which everyone enjoyed. Would highly recommend this but watch... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went on the Lighthouse Tour. Our guide was very informative and used a lot of personal stories which made the trip. My four year old loved the boat ride, enjoyed the rough waters. Bring a sweatshirt when you go, it gets chilly out there, they do have blankets but not for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took the trolley tour and got a good overview of the city. JJ our guide was funny and informative. He was enthusiastic and didn't seem at all as if he did it all day long. Portland Headlight was great!

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

Hi Smokeyjoe. Looks like you took our Portland City and Lighthouse Tour and so happy you enjoyed it! Funny and informative is exactly what we aim for and JJ is usually great for that. Glad you enjoyed the visit to Portland Head Light too and great photo! More 

Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We really loved the sunset cruise! The sights are mesmerizing and truly breathtaking. The crew was professional, friendly, and inviting. The boat is clean and well maintained. This would have been a 5 star review had they recommended to take a sweatshirt or offered some blankets as it got quite chilly "out there" and quite breezy. I saw many folks... More 

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

Hi DJBT, Thanks for joining us on our Sunset Cruise and so happy you enjoyed the sights, the crew and the boat. We do have blankets on board the boat and the deckhands will typically offer them if they notice people are chilly. Sorry they did not in this instance. We always advise people to bring a jacket of some... More 

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