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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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Great break from the tourists

We took the ferry over to Peaks Island for a couple of hours to continue enjoying the sunshine. Cheap way to explore more of Portland. Only $8 pp!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Springfield, Virginia
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Springfield, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry over to Peaks Island for a couple of hours to continue enjoying the sunshine. Cheap way to explore more of Portland. Only $8 pp!

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife & I went on their "Sunset Cruise" today and it was a total waste of time.Their literature describes this as a Scenic cruise enjoying the beautiful bay during this special time of day. When in reality, it was actually a taxi run delivering the various Island residents and their cargo back to their homes. The narration that was... More 

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westwood ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of boat trips and mostly ferries visiting the islands carrying commuters but various kinds of trips ranging from 25 minutes to Peaks Island a residential community. Actually Portlan can be boring so boat trips are fun

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Massachusetts
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were in Portland for the day. We went to the Casco Bay Ferry office down by the docks and paid $34 for 4 adults including 1 dog to take the ferry over to Peaks Island. Its a 17 min boat ride over on Casco Bay. If you plan on going to Peaks, reserve golf carts or bikes to tour... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Visiting Peak's Island was recommended to us by a friend. It is a quick ferry ride from Portland. It was very hot, and we were not well prepared for our hike around the island. We were told it was an easy walk but didn't realize that it is 4 miles around. You can rent golf carts to have an easier... More 

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Wappingers Falls, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Took the Ferry to Peaks Island, was a very nice day, riding golf carts, walking, shopping and lunching. Very quaint and eclectic Island.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Short ride on the Casco Bay feery from the cityterminal, $7.70 r/t. Take the 11:15, rent a golf cart from Mike's (see attached photo or Google Mike's golf cart rental, and slowly cruis the road that follows the water, lined in season by dozens of different kinds of wildflowers. You can just pull over anywhere and explore on foot, too.... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We took the ferry to visit Peaks Island. It is a nice scenic trip across the bay and a fun way to spend a few hours when visiting Portland. When returning from the Island on a weekend get to the dock early as it can get very crowded waiting to board.

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Green Bay, WI
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's a ferry boat. Not fancy. It's big, it's loud. But everyone was nice. And it was reasonable. Only $10 per person.

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I'm sure at sunset or in good weather I would have enjoyed my visit much more. The foggy ferry ride was still fun, we say lighthouses disappear and seal head appear in the bay, then enjoyed Peak's Island as best we could with rain and only 2 hours. I think a longer stay and better weather would be preferable.

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