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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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Ranked #5 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Type: Islands
Description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A walk around Peaks Island makes for a quiet, peaceful day. Great for young kids. Stop at any number of coves and pebble beaches for some fun splashing around in the summer.

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McLean, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had a very nice cruise to Bailey Island. It takes most of the day, but it is a gorgeous way to see Casco Bay. Go ahead and have lunch at Cook's too, it is a very nice restaurant with a great view.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Be aware that not every island has tourist facilities (i.e. bike rental, or even country store). It's a fun way to spend a couple hours or pick a place - Peaks Island is the most frequent and is a separate ticket from the mail route, but it has the most facilities.

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Hampton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We took the Casco Bay Line Ferry to Peaks Island for the day, and we could not have had a better time! We went for lunch at the Cockeyed Gull (good prices, decent food, great views!). Then we rented bikes and biked all around the island. There are also golf carts available for those who do not want to bike/walk,... More

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Miami, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I cannot rate the ferry service because I have my own boat in Casco Bay, but Casco Bay and the islands are spectacular and should not be missed. I only recommend doing the trip on a sunny day although a foggy day would be a memory maker!

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Brentwood, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great day! We took the Mail Run Boat Tour, visited a few island ports and saw some of the Lobster Boat Races.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was 5 days of Heaven. We explored the islands and got breathtaking photos of sunrises and sunsets. The island is silent, no horns, alarms and such... it also smells of the ocean. When walking you could smell the fragrance of the flowers. When we got back to Portland, the city was so loud and smelled so bad!

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Summit, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were on a vacation trip with friends to the Portland-Sebago Lake area, which we adore and have visited for many years, fifty or more, actually. As senior citizens, with slight disabilities, we found this a terrific way to see this beautiful area. Several of us in the group are amateur photographers and we couldn't stop shooting. Great value, comfortable... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took a day trip to Peak's Island and had a ball. First, we had breakfast and then rented a golf cart for 2 hours. The island is beautiful, calm and quiet. Next time we come, we will stay over for a few days to unwind.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We overslept and missed the ferry to Chebeague Island, and decided to go to Peaks Island on a whim, mainly because those ferries run the most frequently. There's not a lot of info at the ferry terminal about the various islands and the different things to do, so do your research beforehand. (There's a small bit of info on the... More

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