Maine BayCycle
Maine BayCycle
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Maine BayCycle is New England's first and only human powered tour boat. Bring your friends and your favorite local brews for a 90 minute cruise of the Portland waterfront. Featuring ten pedal stations and seating for four more, Maine BayCycle is a great way to enjoy Casco Bay. Whether you're hosting a birthday, planning a bachelorette party, looking for a team building activity or would just like to get out on the ocean, Maine BayCycle can fit your needs. Tours must be booked in advance and are offered at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 from Bell Buoy Park, located next to Flatbread Pizza at 72 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine.
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Mikaela
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
My husband and I had a great time! We shared the tour with a group of other fun ladies and listened to some cool tunes while cruising around the bay. Neil was a super fun captain and we enjoyed his knowledge of the local area. We went on the 7 p.m. tour and saw a cloud-covered sunset, but the view of the city in the early evening light was still beautiful. I definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to be out on the water and having a good time.
Written July 8, 2021
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Inspiration61423
Oxford, CT30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
From my first inquiry phone call to the day of our ride, the owner was super friendly and helpful with all of my needs/requests. The sunset tour was absolutely beautiful. Neil was informative of the area around us and shared some of its history with us as we rode around. I would highly recommend this fun experience.
Written August 5, 2021
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cootmom
Massachusetts514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Such big fun! The boat holds 15 people and 10 can pedal at a time. You bring snacks and drinks and have a 90 minute trip around an industrial part of Casco Bay. I thought we'd tour a more scenic area, but it was not to be. It's still a fine ride, especially if there are fun people with you. Strangers become friends for sure. We saw seals' heads peeping out of the bay, pretty exciting! But don't forget to USE A BATHROOM before boarding: all that's on the boat is a bucket!
Written September 9, 2018
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nucenturion
Saco, ME309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
An excellent way to spend some time with friends or even people you don't know. Bring your own beer or wine (no liquor), snacks, music and pedal your way around Casco Bay. Don't expect lighthouses, etc., since the boat goes up the Fore River and not out to sea.
Written June 17, 2019
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Christine L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We chartered the boat to kick out my sisters bachelorette weekend in town. It was so much fun. Than, our captain, was great is helping us take photos and letting us play whatever music on the boat. We saw seals right off the peir! It was an amazing start to the weekend everyone loved it. If there was a bathroom we would have never come in. The biking is not hard at all we had a group of nine and it was merely just keep the pedals going. There is also a nice cushioned bench on the front of the boat to break and plenty of space to walk around. The weather was perfect for Aug 25th the shaded cover definitely helps in staying cool and a breeze off the water. If we didn't have the cover I think everyone would have been too hot.

Thank You!
Written August 27, 2018
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nicks60610
Portland, ME103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
I went on Maine BayCycle for the first time a few years ago when it first opened, and had the best experience, but last night sealed the deal for us as we did the evening tour for my wife's birthday party. We were a total of 14 people, including our group of 7, and had the best time out on the ocean with our Captain. The experience is something you could never get from any other boat tour or water activity in Portland, a private tour of the Portland harbor and a view to die for, with the wonderful ocean breeze, your own beverages chilling in the ice box on the bar where you sit and a great way to meet new people as well as reacquaint with your old friends as you pedal through casco bay. We had brought snacks as well as our beverages, but we were too busy chatting with our captain and new friends to even eat, and I can honestly not wait to go back again - maybe next time with my co-workers for a daytime team building event.
Written August 10, 2018
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Denise M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
My family and I had a fantastic time on our Maine BayCycle cruise. They are easy to find on the dock in the Old Port and we got to cruise out under the Casco Bay Bridge and see a different section of the waterfront area. You bring your own music, load up the cooler on board which is stocked with ice and you can have your snacks right there as well. Neil was great company and fun was had by all! I'd definitely recommend.
Written September 18, 2017
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katie t
Boston, MA14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
The BayCycle was a fun way to get out on the water.

We were disappointed at first when we arrived and all of the bicycle seats were occupied by a bachelorette party. We sat on the benches in the back of the boat and sort of felt like uninvited guests. However, we were lucky that they were very nice and rotated out so we could get a turn as well.

You don't go fast at all and sort of just float around, so if you get sea sick at all, definitely take a dramamine!

Fun, unique experience that I'd recommend.
Written August 22, 2017
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BTfoeva
Austin, TX97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
We had a blast on the Maine Baycycle! Great tunes, great people, great time! Neil was super helpful getting back to us when trying to plan in advance. The sunset was magnificent! Neil said we were going at a good clip at about 3.4 knots, now I'm not a boat person but it felt to me more like 10+ knots...just kidding. I may have miscalculated the preparation hiking up and down the Great Vermont Corn Maze got me in for pedaling the Baycycle. It was not hard, but in my enthusiasm I may have overexerted my glutes which were sore the next day. It didn't damper any of the fun, I just might go a little easier next time. We went out with two of our friends who are Portland residents and they loved it too! Fantastic ride and one of our favorite parts of this trip - highly recommend!
Written October 1, 2016
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vascdude
Brookfield, WI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
I highly recommend this 1.5 hour jaunt into Casco Bay. I haven't seen anything like it but on dry land. Bring your favorite beer, grab a seat then peddle your butt off while enjoying the scenery and talking to the other guests. Absolutely awesome time and the owner is great to b.s. with while you're drinking. Also, you don't really have to peddle the whole time.
Written September 26, 2016
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