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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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Fri - Sun 6:00 am - 11:30 pm

An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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Lighthouse tour

Took a lighthouse your with them. It was 90 minutes. Get there about 15 mins before boarding. Try to get an upper deck seat. The crew is very knowledgeable about the area. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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English first
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a lighthouse your with them. It was 90 minutes. Get there about 15 mins before boarding. Try to get an upper deck seat. The crew is very knowledgeable about the area. There are several different time slots that you can choose from.

Thank brattykid1113
Hollis Center, Maine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A day trip on Casco Bay Ferry from Portland to Bailey Island - a joyful experience out on Casco Bay!

Thank Bonnie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the weather allows, this is a nice wy to see some of the islands with their private beaches and watch seabirds.

Thank Rudolf M
Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Casco bay" people offer the best variety of cruises out of Portland, Maine harbor. This was my second visit to Portland and I had three sailings with them. Always on time. Great variety of cruises depending on how much time you want to spend on the water. Reasonably entertaining narration. Prices are quite affordable.

Thank vladimir70
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had a short walk from our cruise ship to the station and for $16 apiece spent time going from island to island on the mail boat. There is some commentary along the way. The scenery was beautiful and weather cool but enjoyable. You would want to pic a day with good weather as the best seat are outside. It... More 

Thank maketravelfun
centerville oh
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

You can not go to a waterfront city like Portland and NOT get out on the water. Many options, such as the mail run, or a quick ride to Peaks Island, or a harbor tour of the forts and lighthouses. Go, do it, only question is what trip to go on? This past week we went over to Peaks and... More 

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El Dorado Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Even though we visit Portland every year, this was our first time on the mail boat. What a relaxing way to see the islands and enjoy the bay. A couple of the stops were long enough for a quick run into a market or gift shop--or you can get off and pick up a later boat. There is plenty of... More 

Thank SusanJElDoradoHills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Took a ride on the mail boat route. One can see the locals using the ferry to transport them to and from Portland, experience the differences in the various size islands in the bay and take in beautiful scenery throughout the trip.

Thank Shadeofark
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I've ridden on the Mailboat many times. No matter the weather, it's always interesting. There is seating indoors for cold days. And, there's plenty of outside seating for mild, sunny days. Bring a bag with drinks and a snack as the ride is about 3 hours, depending on amount of deliveries to several islands in Casco Bay. Take a camera... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have done the diamond island run and it is great. I try to do it every year, it is that good of a time. Peaks island is a great one nice to walk around the island.

Thank buffy51red

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