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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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Ranked #7 of 65 attractions in Portland
Type: Islands
Description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
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Ramsey, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The mail boat...delivers mail. So, take this cruise if you want to join the fun as the boat and its crew deliver mail and other supplies to 5 or so islands in the bay. We loved watching all of the activity on the docks as the boat approached, most especially the kids jumping into the water just as we neared... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went in Casco Bay, as a part of the Discovery Sea Tour, and loved it. It is very easy to see the various islands, and lighthouses, most especially the Portland Head Light, beautiful! It was a great feeling to be on the water and feel the sea breeze.

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SE NH
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9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have traveled the world but I resonate here...love all the islands, a working harbor, Portland skyline Take the 5:05AM Casco Ferry mailRun. Ferry has nice new terminal... The restaurants, the harbor aroma...winter OR summer... Dimilo's a worthy landmark...VISIT the Observatory (Capt'n Moody)...Greater Portland Landmarks Association....much to see...many tours...knowledgeable docents (I should know...I was one of them)...check out the narrow-gage-railway,... More

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I decided to take the Mail Boat Run at 2:45 (lasting 2.5-3.0 hours). The trip was $16pp. I was thinking romance and most of the other passengers were there to transport themselves, their children, pets, and household supplies out to the islands. The boat was very crowded and we were cramped for a while. We were there... More

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Salt Point, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a drop off cruise. We got tickets for the Diamond Pass Run. As we waited to board we found that this trip stops 4 times to drop off people & their belongings to different islands. They store these cargo bins (17 on our boat) along the front of the boat. Therefore no people can stay on that end... More

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Westampton (Phila.), NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Casco Bay Islands - Scenic Mountain Tops There they sit, as they have for years and years --- a long string of wooded, different-sized islands -- actually, mountain tops -- popped up at the eastern end of the peninsula that is Portland, Maine. Tradition says they used to be called the Calendar Islands, because there was one for every day... More

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Gales Ferry, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We really enjoyed this working boat serving the island. We had 5 stops delivering people, cargo and mail.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Make sure you make time. We was on Mail Run for 2hrs 45min. But no complaints. You will be among the islanders. Talk to them they really don't mind. Will take the same tour when we come back. One thing if you get board easily might not be for you.The return trip might feel long.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Upon a recommendation from a waitress we did the "Mail Run" cruise to the islands. I guess in the afternoons they deliver mail to the island on their ferry along with the residents of the islands so they also include tourists. It was very nice and informative and every one on the boat was very friendly. We took a small... More

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Top Contributor
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were with a group tour that included this boat cruise. It was most informative, great views of the lighthouses, bay and outer islands. We looked for the "sea-dogs" but they were elusive~ it is 1 1/2 hours on the water and at times as you get near the open sea it can be rocky --but well worth the trip... More

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