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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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Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
Description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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Experience the Beauty of the Islands

A ride out to Peaks Island or on the mail run is always a peaceful trip. We bring all of our out of town visitors out of the boats so they can experience the beauty of Maine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A ride out to Peaks Island or on the mail run is always a peaceful trip. We bring all of our out of town visitors out of the boats so they can experience the beauty of Maine. The price is low and the trip is great value for money.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you want an inexpensive way to get on the water and see the key islands in Casco Bay, ride the ferry round trip. But you won't get a guide telling you what you are seeing. You will stop at every island and watch them unload freight, etc. You can get off on one of the islands if you want... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We took the mail run tour today. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride. We took food and drinks as recommended. The boat was full of people. It was interesting enough to see them load and unload various cargo including a hot tub, car, appliances and more. The Captain gave some information about the islands but not much.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed Peak's Island so much I had to go again before leaving Portland. The second time I rented a golf cart from Mike's Carts. Highly recommend renting a cart. Grab some food and have a picnic along the way. Saw deer on the road.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

After watching a local TV piece on the island, we decided to take the ferry over to the island. It's around a 20 minute or so ride on the ferry. We elected to walk the island (hills and all) rather than rent a golf cart for @$25-$30. The island is quaint and has a couple of stone filled beaches where... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Take the ferry and saunter or bike the grounds on this lush scenic island. Don't miss the spectacular views from the coastlines.

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

when in the Portland area visiting the islands is a must do. The ferry service is excellent and reliable. Schedules are available at the Casco Bay Lines terminal. Each island has its own qualities and attractions. Some are best for short visits while others are worthy of extended stays at rentals. My family enjoys renting on Peaks Island for extended... More 

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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Most enjoyable boat ride. The weather was great so was the mail boat. A fun ride,you can BYOB . We visited -at least 5 islands, some you can get off on. A 3 hour boat ride at a very reasonable price

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

To see how the Mail and delivery gets to the islands, grab the twice daily mail run - a short distance from the hotel - sunblock is a must - a couple hours out on the water and visiting all the islands in the Bay

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Took the mail boat tour. That’s what it was called but the trip was really the equivalent of a delivery truck stopping at half a dozen stores. The passengers were a mix of tourists, islanders with grocery carts and students. The crew worked fast and unloaded crates of goods, 2x4s, and yes, mail. The entire trip took 3 hours. And... More 

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Additional Information about Casco Bay Islands

Address: Address: 56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
Phone Number: 207-7784-7871
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:30 pm

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