We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Portland, ME
Description:

Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and...

Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for the many photogenic lighthouses.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$20.00*
and up
Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine Aboard a Vintage Fire Engine
More Info
$119.00*
and up
Day Trip to Eagle Island from New Hampshire with Lobster Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 180 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Authentic working port

This is a place where real people WORK - fishing, lobstering, shipping, retail and food services, both wholesale and retail. It is an odd blend of attractive and gritty.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
whaleboy1
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 179: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a place where real people WORK - fishing, lobstering, shipping, retail and food services, both wholesale and retail. It is an odd blend of attractive and gritty.

Helpful?
Thank whaleboy1
Hanson, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first opportunity to explore Portland was when my grandson went to college there. What a beautiful, relaxed area. The scenery is outstanding. Bring your camera.

Helpful?
Thank JanieDickens52
Crossville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
527 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

On 9/21 our cruise ship docked at Casco Bay. Before we even left the ship I was impressed by the old wood wharf remains. As I started to take photos, I noticed a large birds nest hidden in the midst. I later saw an Osprey in her nest. On the Cruise Terminal lawn they had a large propeller & anchor.

Helpful?
Thank magic_carpets
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
591 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

To me, a harbor or beach with only views of the ocean and water can be boring. However, Casco Bay, with a whole bunch of islands makes for not only a great view with something interesting to look at, but a chance to see the beautiful Portland as you return. The wharf is a great attribute to the bay and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tim O
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A very scenic bay with beautiful boats and sunsets. Take a boat tour if time allows. It is interesting the way fog will blanket this bay. Makes for an eerie boat ride.

Helpful?
Thank hannahandclaire
Tivon
Level Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

One of the highlights of our entire trip was a cruise that we took on Casco Bay. Absolutely beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank traveling_ima
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

See the view on the Eastern Prom or take a Casco Bay boat ride .Day or evening .Relaxing .You can get off and have lunch on Peaks Island .

Helpful?
Thank katie31740827
Clarkston, GA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Absolutely beautiful. Everything about Maine is beautiful. But a lot of driving between sights because of so many inlets of water.

Helpful?
Thank grandmaholst
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
194 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Found this hidden gem thanks to trip advisor. Off the beaten path at end of island away from downtown. Great history lesson from the wars and historic ship artifacts along with cannons and bunkers. Great picture spot. Nice panoramic shots. Many people walking, biking and playing with their dogs.

Helpful?
Thank PKexperience
Lisbon, NH
Level Contributor
81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

My wife and I took a sunset cruise on beautiful Casco Bay, We enjoyed seeing the harbor seals and the wonderful islands, forts and lighthouses.

Helpful?
Thank snussnus

Travelers who viewed Casco Bay also viewed

 

Been to Casco Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Casco Bay and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Casco Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?