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Casco Bay Islands

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Address: 56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
Phone Number: 207-7784-7871
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Description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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Worth a ferry ride

I've been to several of the islands in Casco Bay (specifically Long Island and Peaks Island) and they are all incredible. The ferry ride alone is worth the trip even if you don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I've been to several of the islands in Casco Bay (specifically Long Island and Peaks Island) and they are all incredible. The ferry ride alone is worth the trip even if you don't stop anywhere, but do yourself a favor and go explore some of the beaches, art galleries, restaurants, and sights on these islands!

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Portland, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You can see the Maine coastline and hike around an island without driving all day - what could be more relaxing!? I live on Peaks Island during the summer, and know how easy it can be. Park in Portland (there are still some free on street parking spots if you get away from the waterfront), buy a ticket to one... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you want an overview of the Casco Bay Islands, you simply must take the Mail Boat trip, which takes about 2.5-3.5 hours. You will tour all the islands for which mail is delivered and thus achieve an overview of some fabulous scenery.

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was my first trip to Casco Bay. I enjoy researching and planning excursions when I travel to find activities that will give me a good feel for the area I'm visiting. We took the Casco Bay ferry over to Peaks Island. It was easy to find the ferry dock, unfortunately the garage was full and we scrambled to find... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I spent a day on Peaks Island off Portland. Had a fantastic day. It was sunny but chilly but didnt let that slow us down. A quick ferry ride over to the island. Cute little shops and bakeries and a fantastic bike rental lets you explore the island at leisure

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Casco Bay is one of the most beautiful places in Maine. I visit Great Diamond and have visited Peaks once, the beaches are beautiful and never crowded and it's very close to Portland by ferry. The ferry is very inexpensive and can even make a nice trip by itself even if you are just going out for the day. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The mail boat ride over was a blast, saw some seals on the way, we took our bikes for an additional small fee and rode around the island stopping off at the all the 'hot" spots, bring a flashlight and visit the underground bunkers for a bit of adventure, also has a few beaches to swim.. It's Maine! yes, the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

GREAT food great family rooms..Rental bikes ..Top of the hill when you get off the boat...Restaurant. lounge.Friendly staff ..good prices good Maine seafood.Best lobster rolls..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

cruising Casco Bay on a beautiful summer day, stopping at all the islands? How can you beat that for the price?

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Deep blue ocean combined with nice islands and beaches. We had a solid 6-hour trip around, and it was really exceeded our expectation.

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