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“Nice, Comfortable and Relaxing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casco Bay Islands

Casco Bay Islands
Ranked #4 of 141 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice, Comfortable and Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a best buy. It's a 105 minutes tour around the islands in Casco Bay. We had a great day. It was sunny and cool and on the return leg we had the wind at our back which was cancelled by the forward motion of the ferry. In other words, my wife's hair wasn't blowing around and she was very happy. Seriously, it's a so called mail run but it is a nice inexpensive tour of the islands in the bay. You don' get off, but you enjoy seeing the islands, the kids swimming at the docks, the lobster floats and the Cormorant bird drying its wings after diving for fish. A lovely day on the water!

Visited July 2013
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Poland, Maine
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77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

The islands are beautiful to look at and relaxing to visit. Take a boat tour to see each one! Jump off and spend some time really exploring!

Visited September 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Bailey Island Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I did the Bailey Island tour and had a wonderful day. Great 2 hour tour there, 2 hours on the island then 2 hour tour back. We had a great lunch at Cook's and then walked across the bridge and bought the most delicious strawberry-rhubarb pie from this little store. Since we went on a Sunday we didn't see Lobster men pulling pots, maybe next time.

Visited July 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mailboat Run”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

My daughter and I did both the mailboat run and the sunset tours. She was a little disappointed that it was the same route but I loved them both equally. The islands looked different from day to evening. We got off and ventured on one island, otherwise we stayed on the boat. Nice way to see the fisherman catching lobster and get a glimpse of island life. We were lucky to have a spectacular sunset and don't forget your wine and cheese!

Visited July 2013
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Quebec City, Canada
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“No sun but a lot of fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We took a ride on the ferry to discover the islands of Casco Bay. No sun, a lot of fog and some rain but we kept smiling! We took full of pictures of the beautiful islands and of the bay. It was worth the small fee we paid for the trip!

Visited July 2013
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