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Portland, Maine Lighthouse Tour -2 hour Land Tour provided by Portland Explorer

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Portland, Maine Lighthouse Tour -2 hour Land Tour

Portland, Maine Lighthouse Tour -2 hour Land Tour
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About
First-time visitors to Portland, Maine can get a near-perfect introduction to the city with this guided tour, where you explore the city and must-see regional sights, with a local guide leading the way. Highlights include exploring the Downtown Portland waterfront, visiting the historic Portland Head Light lighthouse, and snapping Instagram-ready photos along the scenic shoreline.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore Downtown Portland, and nearby lighthouses, on this sightseeing tour
  • Learn about Portland's commercial fisheries from your local lobsterman-guide
  • Enjoy stops to stroll around, and see the Old Port District and waterfront
  • Get a more personal tour with just 11 passengers, and van transport included
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Downtown Portland, and nearby lighthouses, on this sightseeing tour
  • Learn about Portland's commercial fisheries from your local lobsterman-guide
  • Enjoy stops to stroll around, and see the Old Port District and waterfront
  • Get a more personal tour with just 11 passengers, and van transport included
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 110660P2
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Umbrella to use if needed
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • TV display with photos and video of tour stops and history of Portland
Exclusions
  • Gratuity not included
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 320 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA 5-10 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal.On the corner of Pearl and Fore Street. Between Portland Beer Hub and United States Custom House Building.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour pick up is approximately 10 minutes walking from cruise ship terminal, less than 1/2 mile.
  • We are able to provide booster seats (up to 2), please let us know in advance if needed.
  • ***We may experience some delays on the tour, therefore please do not park at a meter as the limit is 2 hours.***
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended to enjoy the full experience at the lighthouse!
  • Please plan 2- 2 1/2 hours for this tour with arriving early and potential to be delayed 15-20 minutes.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour is fully on land. We will be driving in a 12 passenger Ford Transit.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Umbrella to use if needed
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • TV display with photos and video of tour stops and history of Portland
Exclusions
  • Gratuity not included
Departure details
  • 320 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA 5-10 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal.On the corner of Pearl and Fore Street. Between Portland Beer Hub and United States Custom House Building.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour pick up is approximately 10 minutes walking from cruise ship terminal, less than 1/2 mile.
  • We are able to provide booster seats (up to 2), please let us know in advance if needed.
  • ***We may experience some delays on the tour, therefore please do not park at a meter as the limit is 2 hours.***
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended to enjoy the full experience at the lighthouse!
  • Please plan 2- 2 1/2 hours for this tour with arriving early and potential to be delayed 15-20 minutes.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour is fully on land. We will be driving in a 12 passenger Ford Transit.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Linda A
2 contributions
Fabulous Tour!
Eric was outstanding as a guide. I learned so much about the history of Portland, Maine. The lighthouse visits were great and his family stories were so interesting. Loved learning about lobstering and seeing the fish market after the tour. I took his suggestion and rode the ferry today to Peak's Island. This tour was truly the highlight of my first trip to Maine. I forgot to share that it was a bit cold and raining but it did not put a damper on this
wonderful tour!
Written 26 October 2021
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Brooke S
1 contribution
Hands down the best tour in Portland!
Oct 2021
We had the best tour with Eric! He was incredibly knowledgeable, having grown up in the city himself. He had a great mixture of historical knowledge, funny stories and provided great recommendations for places to eat and other activities. He is a lobsterman and answered our questions about the process and recommended companies for the lobster experience. Would recommend this company to everyone!
Written 25 October 2021
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Gretvaloth
Pembroke Pines, FL85 contributions
Great tour & passionate, knowledgeable guide
Eric Pray is clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about the city he was born and raised. He was super friendly from the get/go.

The van was super clean & for those concerned, he sanitized it before and in between each stop where customers got in/out. It was comfortable and thankfully 2 people didn’t show up, otherwise the last row of seats would’ve made it very tight. He had a large TV screen to show pictures of historical events that have happened in that area when he is telling us about the area, which made it very nice.

The 3 lighthouse land tour was very good. Def recommend to anyone visiting the area. He was very passionate about his own families history in the area as well as in general. He shared personal stories of growing up there as well as some with his daughters, which was a nice touch. It was interesting to hear him explain about how important the area is to the fishing industry, how the tides work, and how the locals stood up to developers to stop them from buying land to build condos or hotels right on the bay.

It was awesome to get an overview of the 3 lighthouses & go up to take pictures of the Portland Headlight overlooking beautiful cliffs and the ocean. It’s a short stop at 40 minutes, which I understand he’s on a time schedule but could’ve used more time!!! Lol Those who have more time in Portland at least know after doing the tour it’s something worth revisiting.

We were interested in the next two lighthouses as well, but disappointed he didn’t offer anyone to walk out to them to take photos. We did from a distance, but it’s not the same as getting up close. Again, if you have more time, they’re both worth going back to.

Lastly, we were impressed with the positive attitude and pride he expressed when speaking highly of other local fisherman ( basically competition) and how everyone works together to help eachother out in times of trouble. The local fisherman are a family.

He told us where to eat that wasn’t astronomical and as fresh as can be as the catch is unloaded right there by the docks for restaurants to bid on. We ate at the Porthole which was his recommendation & we have never had such fresh, tasty, mouthwatering tuna in our lives. No place in the future will ever compare.

Great job!
Written 24 October 2021
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Sylvia
Tucson, AZ4 contributions
Eric was an excellent guide - very enjoyable!
Eric is a native of Portland Maine and did a super job explaining the towns history. He included interesting info about his family being lobster fishermen. Excellent tour!
Written 21 October 2021
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Portland E
Thank you so much for the 5 star review and feedback!! We really appreciate your feedback.
Written 22 October 2021
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Nisha N
Rockford, IL52 contributions
Amazing tour with Eric; highly recommend
We had such a great tour of Portland’s three most famous lighthouses with Eric. He is a local and is a lobsterman himself so he had a wealth of knowledge and information about the history of Portland as well as current happenings. He was friendly and entertaining and was happy to answer all our questions. Tour group was small (about 10-11 people) so that kept it easy to hear as well as easy to keep moving along without feeling rushed. We loved this our and would highly recommend it!
Written 17 October 2021
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Dugan M
Skowhegan, ME6 contributions
Comfortable, Casual Experience with a Hardworking Mainer
Oct 2021
It was refreshing and enjoyable taking a tour with a down-to-earth, approachable guy like Eric. He's a hardworking, local guy with deep personal connections to the region and impressive knowledge of the maritime economy. I felt really safe and comfortable riding in his van as he expertly navigated areas of road construction and high pedestrian traffic. He was easy to listen to and the visuals he shared onboard were really helpful for understanding his stories.
Written 16 October 2021
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Dela M
2 contributions
Take this tour for lighthouses and lobster facts!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Eric, our guide, grew up in the area and is a lobsterman (part of a multigenerational lobstering family) when not guiding. His strength is his knowledge of the local waterfront/marine industries--especially "trap to table." He's friendly and down to earth.

He's a careful driver, and keeps the vehicle very clean. We stopped at Portland Headlight for about 40 minutes (and got some gelato!), then spent about 15 minutes at the other two lighthouse points. The final stop includes a lovely view of the Portland peninsular skyline.

Thanks, Eric!
Written 16 October 2021
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Chris
Allen, TX2 contributions
Phenomenal
Oct 2021 • Couples
Eric was phenomenal! He was very personable and knowledgeable. The lighthouses were beautiful and we were given plenty of time to explore each. This tour was fantastic and would highly recommend.
Written 16 October 2021
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Tour278030
Orlando, FL5 contributions
Best city tour ever! Don't ever think about booking with anyone else.
Oct 2021
This is a family run business . Eric is one of the owners and the guide.
He is definitely a local and everything he said or did was special.
There was lots of info on Portland. lighthouses, and lobster fishing.
Eric and his dad are true lobster fishermen.

The van is extremely nice and a plus was a screen which displayed pictures or videos of many of the things Eric was talking about.
Written 14 October 2021
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Vivavita8
Chicago, IL18 contributions
Great tour!
Oct 2021
unforgetable experience! Our guide was so knowledgeable and experienced with a long family history, so we got enjoy his stories about every little detail. Got really good prospective about Portland and people living here.
Written 12 October 2021
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heathergI5752BA
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Great family experience!
Great tour. Eric was very knowledgeable. He is a local who grew up in the family business of lobster fishing. It
nonny24
nonny24
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One of the best tours ever!
We loved our tour of the highlights of Portland! Our guide was so informative. He grew up in the area so his perso
Pam D
Pam D
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Fun personalized tour
It was a very personalized tour with Eric. We were all one family traveling together. Ages 22 to 87. He made it inf
stuart c
stuart c
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Excellent tour and guide
Eric was excellent. So nice and knowledgeable. Even drove us closer to the lighthouse since my husband had troub
TrailBlazer259099
TrailBlazer259099
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Excellent tour
Eric was fantastic! This was definitely a highlight for our trip. You can tell how much he enjoys his job. Very fri
LL T
LL T
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Great tour!
Really nice tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was nicely paced. COIVD safety precautions were tak
linda k
linda k
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Best way to visit Portland’s lighthouses
I highly recommend this tour! Perfect way to see Portland’s lighthouses and get an overview of the city’s history.
JudithD2222
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Nice way to spend the afternoon.
Eric made our day in Portland memorable. The van was clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the narration as we toured th
H218ZGdinap
H218ZGdinap
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Amazing experience!
Eric was an excellent guide. This is a small family business and everyone is friendly and organized. We saw a lot,
Shaf201
Shaf201
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All around great experience
This was a great tour. Eric, our guide, was so friendly and his local knowledge and personal stories made the trip
fahtij
fahtij
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Portland Explorer Tour
Eric our tour operator was very friendly and knowledgeable. A local with many stories about the history of the area
richantim
richantim
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Private Lighthouse Tour
Awesome Tour! Eric was knowledgeable and very friendly. We almost made the mistake of going on the Trolley Tour,
242annettez
242annettez
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Personal connections
The lighthouses were neat- but the tour guide made it very special with the history and family connection to the ar
_lorisavage22
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Great 2 hour tour!
Great 2 hour tour. Learned a lot about lighthouses, but also the Portland history as well as the lobster and other
hannahdN3833MY
hannahdN3833MY
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Great Way to See and Learn about Portland
Great tour guide-knowledgeable about the area making it extra special. Views-breathtaking. Worth It!
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