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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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Ranked #7 of 64 attractions in Portland
Type: Islands
Description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Rent a bike at Brad's Bike Repair and Rental on Peak's Island and ask him to choose the best bike for you. The ride around the island was beautiful!

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Peaks Island, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I live on peaks so what can I say, we wanted a night away and had a baby sitter the Portland harbor was recommended and we are so glad it was

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Riding in the Casco Bay ferry lines has become a pleasant summer event for my family and me. There is regular ferry service for commuters to the majority of the bigger islands, as well as scenic cruises that run during the warmer months until mid-fall. (The nice weather in Maine begins in early May and lasts until the beginning of... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This review is for the mailboat run only. This was the only tour that our hotel had information about, so we thought it might be interesting. Wrong. There may have been commentary during the very long run (3 hours or so), but because the weather was so cold we stayed inside where the seats were hard and the windows dirty... More

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The mailboat goes twice a day (in winter at least) at 10am and at 2.45pm from the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal to a number of islands, stopping to deliver the mail, unload freight and let passengers on and off. The round trip takes around 3 hours and costs $15.50 for adults. It's a working boat, not a luxurious boat, and... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We took the mail boat run and were very pleased. The captain did a great job explaining the islands, also fun to see items delivered to residents of the islands. I would definitely take the ride earlier and get off on the islands. Being the end of the year lead way to most of things being closed but the trip... More

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

In less than two hours you get a great overview of Casio bay's lands and a glimpse into the history and island lifestyle. Weather was perfect, birds were flying, lobster men were hauling. Just a great day in Maine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My friend and I didn't have much time, so we took the Peaks Island ferry round trip for less than an hour. Lots of families got on in both directions--it must be a daytrip destination. We just wanted a water experience and it was wonderful to see Portland from the water, to see a big cruise ship that was docked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My cruise ship docked in Portland so I took the 10.00 am mailboat run. $15.50 for the three hour trip. Excellent commentary provided by the Captain. They also provide a nice map so you can see where you are going. Great way to see all the comings and goings of local people. We saw a bald eagle as well. Andrew

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

To be fair I think this probably is a decent attraction at a decent price however my husband and I decided on our anniversary to take one of the cruises since it was such beautiful weather. I went to the counter to purchase tickets and the women there pointed me towards the peaks island cruise. She said there was lots... More

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