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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 fewer trips than summer, so check its website for options. Most islands are uninhabited; of the inhabited ones, most have very few places to shop or eat after Labor Day, so plan to bring food/drink with you. Naturally, all options hinge on when the cruise ship arrives/departs and how long it is in port. The CBL terminal is a short walk from where most cruise chips dock in Portland.
Awhile ago, there was a discussion on what kinds of clothes to bring on a trip to Maui and several people said they liked those windbreakers that store in a pouch. Just wanted to let you know that LLBean has their Casco Bay windbreakers on sale for 19.95. I just got the March sale catalog and I ordered one for my husband, and one for me, for our upcoming trip to Maui. I think they'll be great for other uses, as well. Although I can't personally vouch for the product, there are product reviews...More
March 03, 2009|
Windbreakers are a must when traveling and are very handy anywhere. Have to agree with the general quality - we can't kill our LLBean stuff!
Casco Bay Ferry (3 Replies)
Is the CBF a good way to see the bay? We are only spending a day and a half in the Portland area so we want to use our time wisely. From the looks of their website is is very inexpensive. Is the view from the water worth the time?
March 27, 2007|
We took the mail boat run---which includes stops at the Diamonds, Long, Great Chebeague, and Cliff islands---in January. Despite some fairly bad wind-chill conditions on the return leg, we enjoyed it. As I recall, we left at 10 a.m. and returned between 1 and 2 p.m.---in plenty of time to make it to Duck Fat for lunch.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Puffins (1 Reply)
Hi....... I'd like to catch a glimpse of these birds...... Do you recommend a tour of Casco Bay as the best chance? Thank you so much :-)