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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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Ranked #1 of 52 Attractions in Portland
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Travelling through the islands of Casco Bay is charming. On most, it is a trip back to a very simple time and way of relaxing. Some are for exploring. Others are for really getting away. Unless you have your own boat, all require a ferry trip.

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Portland, Maine
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18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Take a boat ride, explore an island, experience the wildlife in and out of the ocean. Go back to a quieter time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We took the ferry and saw several islands from the boat. The ferry stopped 6-7 times to let on/let off passengers. The islands looked interesting and would be nice to visit but we only saw then from the ferry.

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Boston, MA
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great thing to do in Portland is take a ferry tour of the islands of Casco Bay. Peaks was fun to walk around and have lunch.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was a magnificent day on Peaks Island for my family after many years. I grew up discovering the grandeur of this island and am very blessed to be able to share it with my children. Peaks Island is grace, quiet and time stopped. Travelers will not be disappointed.

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Biddeford, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Casco Bay is such a joy to experience! The Casco Bay Ferry Line is so convenient right on Commercial Street in Portland. The people are friendly, the scenery is exquisite, and the experience is so relaxing!

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great way to spend a hot summer afternoon. Cruising on Casco Bay. What's not to like? Sunset cruises are also available and I do believe there are lobster bake opportunities although I have never been to one of those. You will also spot sea life such as seals and sea birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Wonderful trip around the islands! Love the water. Got off on Cliff Island and walked around. Interesting people on the ferry.

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Quiet and Quaint There were many old homes and a brilliant few of the ocean. The ferry ride was quick and warm.

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Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We took the Port guided tour upon arrival to Maine, and that is the way to do it! The guide was a wealth of knowledge teaching us all about the history of Portland. Then the next day we took a ferry to Peaks Island where we biked , visited an abandoned WW2 Fort and had a wonderful lunch of gourmet... More 

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