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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
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Arizonians Freeze on Maine Boat Tour

It was a great tour, however I think it should be said that the weather is extremely cold on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
parslowdeborah
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Tucson, Arizona
Fantastic sunset cruise!

This is a don't-miss activity in Portland! Captain Mike handled the boat smoothly and slowed down... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
guidob663a
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If you want to get up close and personal with Portland’s landmarks, lighthouses and harbor seals AND learn some city history, join Portland Discovery on a Land & Sea Tour! Start your day on board the Discovery trolley as you travel from city streets to rocky coast and make your way to Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse! After a break for lunch and shopping in the Old Port, board a classic cruise boat for a 90-minute narrated harbor tour, where you’ll see 4 lighthouses up close, 3 Civil War forts and several of the inner bay islands, including Halfway Rock Ledge, home to many seals and seabirds.
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Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a great tour, however I think it should be said that the weather is extremely cold on the boat. I had a light jacket and some boat riders had no jackets. It was freezing!

Thank parslowdeborah
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a don't-miss activity in Portland! Captain Mike handled the boat smoothly and slowed down for us to take pictures and see breathtaking sites - bald eagles in a nest, baby seal pups, Portland Headlight and a gorgeous sunset. Todd and Bailey were knowledgeable...More

Thank guidob663a
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on both! Our tour guides were very informative and shared great facts about the city. Beautiful sights and so many great pictures to be taken!

Thank Jessica A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been on this cruise three times now. Everytime someone new comes to visit we take them here first. The tour guides have a lot of information on the areas current and past. Very personable and interact very well with everyone on board. Ship...More

Thank Kristylkh
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great tour, primarily due to our professional and knowledgeable tour guide, Peter! We learned a lot about the history and culture of the Portland area. The stop at the Portland Head Light was icing on the cake! Excellent value for this tour!

Thank Estrella C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the city & lighthouse tour. Our guide, Gary, was great. He was informative but kept it light and entertaining. Found the city tour part a bit long, would've liked more time to walk around at the lighthouse. Overall, good value for what we...More

Thank 321Shopper
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful sunset cruise seeing three lighthouses and wonderful narration of Portland informing us how important Portland was to building ships during World War II. We got a tremendous view of Portland lighthouse and sunset

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide did a good job of balancing historical info & helpful tidbits. The tour was just under 2 hours & we covered a lot of territory. It was worth the price!

Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing tour of the city. Our guide kept it light and informative, involving everyone on board and answering questions. Very knowledgeable. But the best part was being able to stop for half hour at Portland’s Head Light. Time flew and we had a...More

Thank lovetravel1996
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portland tour was wonderful. The tour guide, Peter, was informative and funny. Not Boring at all!!! We saw things we would not have seen otherwise. We loved the stories he told about the city and the highlight was the light house. Beautiful!

Thank aniemoo
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vega15
17 June 2018|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
10:30 - 1:00 - 3:30, cost $28.00 for adults.
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mlodge12
11 June 2018|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
I want on the morning cruise and it was very cold and windy. Everyone wax wearing warm jackets and long pants . No blankets were offered. You may want to contact them directly but I doubt it will be a problem to bring s... More
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78traveler
26 May 2017|
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Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi 78traveler, Thanks for inquiring about our tours. The Portland City and Lighthouse Tour, our 105-minute trolley tour, can get occasionally get a little long for children of that age, as you spend almost the time on the... More
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