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Address: 56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
Phone Number: 207-7784-7871
6:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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I took the mailboat ferry and highly recommend it. There is no food served but you can bring your own. A couple ladies brought a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine. I was jealous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the mailboat ferry and highly recommend it. There is no food served but you can bring your own. A couple ladies brought a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine. I was jealous! They do have vending machines for snacks and beverages. This was a beautiful ride and very interesting to see how locals receive their mail and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to take the mailboat scenic tour of Casco Bay. The Captain gave a nice overview of the islands & history of Casco Bay. Beautiful scenery and a very relaxing way to enjoy the Bay!!!

Thank CMMoosie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you're using the ferry to get to a destination island like Peaks, Great Diamond or Chebeague or you're doing the round trip for sightseeing, the ferry is a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend the day. Sure you can take a water taxi if you're pressed for time but who wants to rush on their vacation or day off?... More 

1 Thank Daniel P
Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 3hour Mail Run boat trip to the islands in Casco Bay was everything good people have had to say. We weren't allowed to debark - so I can only surmise that it is at the captain's discretion depending upon how much unloading and loading is required at any given Island Stop. Be sure to take along a windbreaker or... More 

Thank Bruce C
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very efficient boarding process. Comfortable trip, very informative, saw lots of the Casco Bay Islands and beautiful scenery.

Thank iccoles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the ferry to Peaks Island for a few hours of exploring. The ride was great and it was nice to just sit and relax and watch everything go by. The ferry runs on time and the crew is very efficient at getting everything and everyone on board. If ever back in Portland I would like to explore more... More 

Thank stevefromwyoming
Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the mailboat to Chebeague, walked the island and returned on the next ferry. Tour across the bay was well narrated, pointing out each island, local points of interest and facts about the bay. Boat was full but in September we did not have to book ahead. Summer months you probably be advised to book.

1 Thank John H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaks Island is only a 20 minute ferry ride from Portland. It's a small island. You can rent a golf cart or a bike to explore it. We chose to do Island Tours. Our tour guide (John?) drove around 8 customers around the island on a larger golf cart type vehicle. He had great stories about the island from the... More 

4 Thank John B
Norridgewock, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to take my truck out to Peaks Island for a wedding. Casco Bay Lines do an excellent job of parking the vehicles. Also, they make sure pedestrians are loaded and unloaded safely. Wonderful views and a smooth ride.

Thank daytrippper2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved jumping on the ferry to Peaks Island, having dinner at the Cockeyed Gull and then catching the ferry back to downtown Portland. Lovely trip - only a bar on board would have enhanced the experience.

1 Thank robertba643

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