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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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Ranked #6 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Type: Islands
Description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
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Waterboro, Maine
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I visited the islands on the Casco Bay Island Ferry Mailbox Run. Each island is unique, even though they share Casco Bay. Each has its own culture and population. Lovely places to visit!

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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you visit Portland, be sure to take a ferry to one of the nearby islands and explore for a day or more. Rent bikes, eat, drink or just walk around. Sailing on a Schooner is also a lot of fun.

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Portland, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

An incredible, long stretch of the Atlantic to walk along. We have been here for 7 years and have found the ferry schedule convenient and the summer and fall absolutely beautiful.

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Galena, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lovely trip, take a lunch, sit back and enjoy the view. We loved it. $16 per person for 3 hour cruise.

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Spingfield, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been here few times. We've done one island and few islands altogether. It's very relaxing. Pack your wine/beer/drink & food and ENJOY! Rent a bicycle or a golf cart.. or you can just jog/walk. It's nice to take a car to the island as well, but I had more fun when I had a bicycle instead.

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

let someone else drive so you can take in the views this is really nice area to visit and have your camera handy.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take the ferry out to one or all of the islands. We chose to hang out on one of the islands for the afternoon. Lovely walks and peaceful beaches.

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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Before traveling to Portland, I had never thought of the coast as a series of small islands in a bay with lighthouses! So many lighthouses, I have discovered a new building to enjoy. The architecture and it's evolution were seen throughout the bay.

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125 reviews 125 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the best things we did here on vacation. Absolutely do a Casco Bay cruise and visit the most islands you can. Beautiful!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Took the local ferry then Rented a bike and toured this little island. Great views all around the island.

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