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Casco Bay Islands

Address: 56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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Ranked #1 of 54 Attractions in Portland
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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Vermillion, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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46 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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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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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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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great way to spend a hot summer afternoon. Cruising on Casco Bay. What's not to like? Sunset cruises are also available and I do believe there are lobster bake opportunities although I have never been to one of those. You will also spot sea life such as seals and sea birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Wonderful trip around the islands! Love the water. Got off on Cliff Island and walked around. Interesting people on the ferry.

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