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Address: 56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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Description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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Amazing Views from Shoreline

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Salisbury,MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

So my boyfriend and I went on the mail boat run in January and we discovered after riding for 3 hours that this is a LOCALS water taxi/ferry not a TOURIST attraction. Nonetheless, we saw beautiful sights. We met and observed the locals in their daily routine. My boyfriend and I also enjoyed some alone time on the boat which... More 

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Vermillion, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We took a 6 hour round trip out to Bailey Island. It was so beautiful. That's all it can say because there's nothing else to describe it. We passed many other islands on the way out and learned a little history of each. When we docked at Bailey Island, we had a couple hours to explore. I have to say... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Such an easy and pleasurable outing from downtown Portland! For us, it couldn't have been more convenient since we were staying across the street at the Hilton Garden Inn. We arrived right when they were calling passengers onto the ferry, and for a mere $4.20 round-trip per person and dog, we purchased transportation for the low impact, non-wavy 15-20 minute... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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