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Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for the many photogenic lighthouses.
Portland, ME
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

This is quintessential Maine, folks! Lots of islands to see, working lobster boats, seagulls, perhaps a harbor seal or two! Take one of the Casco Bay cruise boats or ferries and ENJOY!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank skeelovr
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Casco Bay is an awesome place to take out Your boat, go paddle boarding or fishing. With so many islands to explore, the fishing and wildlife are spectacular. We saw a bald eagle nesting on Macworth Island on July 4th! Seals sunbathing and fish of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

Great late night pizza, really crowded when i went, really crazy night life in Portland. Very cold!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tron12567
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Our Maine Foodie Tours guide, Timothy, gave us a great tip -- take a 1-hour round trip on the Peak's Island Ferry to get out on the water, even in the dead of winter. It was really interesting to see the layout of Portland from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pjfrommass
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We rode the mailboat at dusk. Just to Peak's and back. We weren't there long, so we decided not to take an hour on Peaks. All and all quite lovely.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johngV6853BX
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Though most of the summer and early fall attractions had passed, we took the Casco Bay Mailboat Ride. This 2 -3 hour boat ride stops at several islands to deliver passengers and mail, and the ride was great! The crew was very courteous and friendly,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gary X
Reviewed November 9, 2018

I run a kayak store. We sell boats. We don't rent but there are some that you do. The point is I'm on the bay all the time and it never ever gets boring. Whatever the weather going out by ferry, water taxi, motor, sail,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 477harleyl
Reviewed November 5, 2018

The bay borders Portland Maine and is filled with many islands one of which is the home of Fort Gorges. There are lots of lobster boats, sail boats, and other ships to watch. We really enjoyed the scenery as we walked along the Wharf and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teacher152015
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Casco Bay has lovely views. Honestly, if you want the classic "Maine Coast" view, go north. Look at a map. You'll see the coastal geology change producing more small picturesque harbors. Take the Casco Bay Lines Mail Boat. You'll spend a few hours cruising between...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank astro005
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Fantastic scenery. The bay is so large with so many viewing points. Its a must when in Portland. Boat trips available too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 9, 2019|
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Response from skeelovr | Reviewed this property |
Casco Bay Ferry Lines has boats that leave from their terminal in the Old Port. If you take the one that goes to Peaks Island, there are several restaurants within walking distance from the dock.
September 29, 2018|
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Response from painter04646 | Reviewed this property |
Simply take tthe ordinary Casco Bay Ferry. You can stop ad get off and on at any of a half dozen islands and explore and get back in,. Te tours that exist are not realy worth the extra money.
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from mainemountainbear | Reviewed this property |
Casco Bay Lines is a local ferry service, not a cruise line. That said, the best way to see the most islands in Casco Bay inexpensively is probably on the mail-boat runs. Now that CBL is on its fall schedule, ferries make... More