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“Mail boat ferry a must”
Review of Casco Bay

Ranked #19 of 159 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for the many photogenic lighthouses.
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were told about the mailboat ferry by someone who grew up in Maine. What a great day we had. The mailboat ferry brings supplies, mail, people, golf carts, washing machines and anything else needed on the islands of Casco Bay that have no bridge access. There are two trips each day.10:00 am or 2:45 pm. The adult fare was $13.50 for seniors, a little more for others. It did get cool on the water so a jacket is recommended. We needed one even when the temperature was almost 90* in Portland. You bring your own food, drinks, or snacks. The captain gave short stories about each of the five islands we stopped at. The 31/2 hour ride got us back in time for lunch at one of the restaurants nearby. The garage at the ferry charges $3 an hour CASH.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Took the 90 minute cruise around the bay to Diamond Cove on Memorial Day and thoroughly enjoyed it! The day was sunny, warm and beautiful and we got some amazing photographs from the top deck! Definitely worth the time and $$. :)

2  Thank amandygryph0n
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We took the quick trip to Peaks Island which round trip is about an hour and the scenery is great. You can sit on the upper deck or inside out of the wind. Prices are very reasonable and you also see quite a slice of local people traveling to and from Portland mainland.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

The actual bay is beautiful on a good day. You can ride the mail ferries and other ferries that go from island to island in the bay, or take a longer ride up to Bailey Island in Harpswell, and enjoy a seafood meal with a great view. Restaurants line the shorefront, with Dimillo's ship restaurant being the most well-known attraction. But other very fine restaurants are in the area also.

2  Thank Perestroika13
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Real quick review. Eat at Dimillio's Restaurant ( a decommissioned ferry renovated and noe very opulent) and ask for a table by the window because you'd like to take in Casco Bay. Order the twin stuffed lobsters ( stuffed with crabmeat) and get set of a very unforgettable experience. I was there during a snowstorm once. Very romantic. Stay at the Hilton across the street. Enjoy!

2  Thank JAYTRAVEL1958
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