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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 1 week ago

We rode on an excursion ship out into the bay. The bay, which is just outside of Portland, ME has a lot of small islands in and around it. We went to Bailey Island for our adventure. It took about 2 hours to get there....More

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to take the ferry to Cooks Island our a tour from the harbor. Would recommend the Sunset tour - the long one

1  Thank BNOCK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Portland for business and stayed about a week. Portland is beautiful, but we could not stay off the water. A day of cruising with our hosts, the Mailboat cruise to 5 islands, the short day cruise to Peck's Island,...More

2  Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love lighthouses you should visit Casco Bay. Nice shopping, beautiful bay, friendly people. You can walk every where. Very convenient, clean, friendly people.

Thank ellenf878
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been traveling to all the states with my daughter, she's 11 and we've been to 32 states so far. MAINE has been her favorite yet and this bay was simply beautiful. Make this a must see location on your list.

5  Thank travelingwmama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casco Bay is filled with history and views. The islands and the old forts are so worth the visit. If you have a love of water, islands and history you have to visit Casco Bay.

3  Thank StephenJoanS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casco Bay had lots of boat including many sailboats. The vistas were great with the water, boats and pleasant weather.

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed June 14, 2018

One of the Great Bays of the Gulf of Maine. So many ways to explore! Ferries, bridges, kayak. Start at Portland in the south or at Bath in the North.

Thank painter04646
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Judy and I had a perfect late morning cruise with Portland Discovery last week. Since I'm old (86) and a bit wobbly, I was concerned about my sea legs...not to worry! Crew made sure I got on and off safely, was comfortable on board and...More

4  Thank palshaw
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The trip out on the bay was really calm with sun shining and beautiful weather. Loved the scenery and the ocean was so pretty. would do it again

1  Thank kathymcallen
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Pam S
August 13, 2015|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you can go online to cascobaytourlinescom or go down to commercial st -to there office and book on the sunset cruise which takes a couple of hours, it`s awesome-I`ll be there in two weeks taking the sunset cruise... More
Janet D
August 3, 2015|
Response from WonderWoman20162016 | Reviewed this property |
The boat goes from island to island delivering mail and packages. Locals use it to get from their home island to the mainland for shopping. You could get off and walk around but not sure there is anything to see other than... More
January 18, 2015|
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Response from Mainseagull | Reviewed this property |
if you're interested in Maritime history, Portland Harbor Museum is a small charming spot to visit. Check out Schooner Fare's Portland Town on youtube for local music.