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Casco Bay Custom Charters

58 reviews
Portland, ME, USA
About Casco Bay Custom Charters
Casco Bay Custom Charters is Portland, Maine's, most exclusive boat tour operator. We are the only private charter operator on Casco Bay that uses a vintage wooden lobster boat, and we are the only company to include a tour guide on EVERY charter. Bring your friends, family, or just that special someone and join us in viewing southern Maine's best coastal sights in the relaxed comfort that only a private charter can provide. Whether you want a 2-hour sightseeing or sunset cruise, an evening-long private dinner cruise with our onboard chef, or a half- or full-day adventure around the bay, your family or small group will get an authentic Maine experience that most people only dream of.
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Private Lighthouse Sightseeing Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat
3 reviews
Charter a vintage lobster boat, dubbed MONHEGAN, and set sail with this two-hour tour into Casco Bay. You'll get great views of the Maine coastline, passing by four lighthouses as you go. This is a great opportunity to take photos of the coastline and waters, while learning about local nautical history from a knowledgeable captain.
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$350.00 per adult
10 reviews
Looking for a romantic way to watch the sunset while in Maine? How about chartering a vintage lobster boat and heading out to Casco Bay, where you'll take in great views of the sea and coastline. Your captain and guide will be on board to point out lighthouses and natural feature, and you're welcome to bring food and beverages, even the adult kind, on board.
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$350.00 per adult
Fall Foliage Private Sightseeing Cruise
Take in the famous autumn foliage of New England during a private 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise from Portland. With room for six people, it's an ideal intimate experience for couples, friends, or families. It’s also a great opportunity to photograph the leaves and wildlife from a unique perspective. Learn about the area from your private guide as you cruise at a gentle pace.
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$425.00 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday

My fiancé and I got engaged this past weekend and the crew was amazing and so tentative to everything we needed. Plus, the kept the secret until the end of the tour when my fiancé proposed. Thanks guys!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kristel F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Casco Bay Custom Charters was perfect for a friend's bachelorette party. We went out on a 2 hour boat ride on a very hot Saturday evening in July. The two boat drivers were very hospitable and professional. It was much cooler out on the water...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kb678910
CascoBayCharters, Owner at Casco Bay Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review! We love hosting bachelor/bachelorette parties out on the water! It often does beat some of the heat in town and is a great activity before a nice dinner in the Old Port.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with the noon lighthouse tour on board the Monhegan, on sunny Saturday in mid-July. We brought along two close friends. Matt and Nick were the crew, and they took us out past Portland Head Light, and then...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bob M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second trip I have taken with this charter company and they keep getting better and better. We wanted a special event for my dad's 80th with his daughters and they gave us a wonderful tour of the Portland harbor and lighthouses. They've...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We had the most amazing time chartering the boat for a private tour last Thursday. The weather was perfect (albeit a little cold) but sunny and not-rainy. Our guide (Jeff, I think) was great and such a helpful resource. He was telling us all about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leorak0628
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Nick piloted the cruise and did an awesome job of keeping the trip interesting. Matthew was an excellent guide with lots of stories and information about the islands, light houses, and other sites on the cruise. Very accommodating and great people to enjoy the water...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael J
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in town in early October, did the sunset cruise - great trip! Matthew was great guide with extensive knowledge on: boating, islands in the area, sea life, light houses... you name it! Pack a bottle of wine , some local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cookk2
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our party of 4 enjoyed a 2 1/2 hr private charter on the Monhegan. We enjoyed a bottle of wine with our lunch as we cruised Casco Bay and took photographs of the lighthouses, forts and wildlife! Our guide, Matt was very knowledgeable and friendly....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Vacation703431
Reviewed September 28, 2018

I booked this private sunset cruise as my husband's wedding gift for our honeymoon to Portland. While we're totally (now) obsessed with Portland, this cruise was the highlight by FAR on our honeymoon. The captain and tour guide were so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank callahanch
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This was an amazing activity! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. It was very personal and cozy. I would recommend them and hope to take another tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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There is a cabin area that can accommodate a few people, not quite sure what package you are looking at with regards to food and service. These guys are very experienced and will accommodate your needs within reason. Hope... More