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Casco Bay Islands

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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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Beautiful.

Deep blue ocean combined with nice islands and beaches. We had a solid 6-hour trip around, and it was really exceeded our expectation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
MsLL90
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
47 attraction reviews
1,156 helpful votes 1,156 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Portland, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Take a boat ride, explore an island, experience the wildlife in and out of the ocean. Go back to a quieter time.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We took the ferry and saw several islands from the boat. The ferry stopped 6-7 times to let on/let off passengers. The islands looked interesting and would be nice to visit but we only saw then from the ferry.

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Boston, MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great thing to do in Portland is take a ferry tour of the islands of Casco Bay. Peaks was fun to walk around and have lunch.

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28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was a magnificent day on Peaks Island for my family after many years. I grew up discovering the grandeur of this island and am very blessed to be able to share it with my children. Peaks Island is grace, quiet and time stopped. Travelers will not be disappointed.

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Biddeford, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Casco Bay is such a joy to experience! The Casco Bay Ferry Line is so convenient right on Commercial Street in Portland. The people are friendly, the scenery is exquisite, and the experience is so relaxing!

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