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Address: Portland, ME
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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.

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What Maine is all about

One of my favorite places in New England. Make sure you stop by Paul's Marina for some ice cream and candy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Allen H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places in New England. Make sure you stop by Paul's Marina for some ice cream and candy.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Casco Bay is a large beautiful waterway with many marinas, docks, boats, and lighthouses to see. Just from shore it is nice, but taking a short (1 1/2 hour) or longer (3 hour) cruise is needed to appreciate it's depth and beauty. At least half a dozen classic lighthouses, older uninhabited islands, other inhabited islands. Learning about the history of... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very pleasant evening spent just watching the water and the sky --- a fine way to unwind after an early evening dinner and hope to be there again in the near future -- every time I visit Portland, I find myself liking the place more and more and it's spots like these that add to my "reasons why".

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Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you get to downtown Portland you just go straight on Congress Street to the end and there is Casco Bay. It looks like big gigantic Lake, all sailboats, and other boats. They have free parking and picnic tables to sit on and some benches. Bring a blanket and chairs with you the View is really pretty. I was there... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casco bay by boat is a really nice experience for people loving great picturesque landscapes. From Portland, you can get many tours to explore the bay, starting from 16 $ for a 3,5 h tour landing only in Cliff Island.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the 6 hour cruise to Bailey island. What I didn't enjoy was the $40 to park. The restaurant on Bailey island was expensive also. I'm trying not to think about how much money I spent and trying to remember how beautiful and informative the cruise was.

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Kempner, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the ferry to Peaks Island and rented a golf cart. I recommend a two hour rental, even though an hour can get you around. The sights are amazing and had adventure stops for my teens. We absolutely loved it! Well worth the money!

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were in Portland on Memorial Day weekend and could not have asked for a better day to take a cruise in Casco bay. Very informative and relaxing, we thoroughly enjoyed it, and the shopping and restaurants are fabulous. What a great town to visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

While I was working my boyfriend when adventuring in Casco Bay and it fulfilled his inner explorer in everyway. From landmasses to botanical anomalies; it was eye candy for those who've seen it all.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Took a 90 min trip around roughly 6 of the 135 islands off the coast. Guide was very knowledgable & friendly. Well worth $24

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