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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
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Very Educational Tour

We took two tours; land and sea. The land tour guide was fabulous. Leaned alot about the area. The... read more

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We only had one day to see Portland so decided to try the Trolley Tour and the Harbor Cruise Tour... read more

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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 yesterday via mobile

We took two tours; land and sea. The land tour guide was fabulous. Leaned alot about the area. The sea portion was equally good. Both certainly worth the money.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We only had one day to see Portland so decided to try the Trolley Tour and the Harbor Cruise Tour. It was wonderful, we saw historic Portland from the land and the sea. The trolley took us to the Portland Head Lighthouse where we had...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I and my in-laws visited Portland on May 17th. We did the Portland Discovery boat tour where you ride through Casco Bay and see multiple lighthouses and hear the history of the area. It was a bit of a dreary day but...More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Sarah, We really appreciate your wonderful review and are so happy you enjoyed the tour. Ned and Todd will love to hear that they did a good job of giving you a good tour even with the less than ideal weather. Glad you were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portland was one of the port calls where our ship stopped. We knew nothing about this town and probably won’t have requested it. Our trolley tour was about a hour and it was very informative. I am happy that the trolley was one of the...More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi PA B, Thanks for your feedback on the tour and others will surely find it helpful. We're delighted you felt it was a good way to get acquainted with Portland and founds some sites to revisit after the tour. We really appreciate the recommendation...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family loved this trip Peter was very informative and professional, he was awesome and we found a great restaurant in Portland thanks to him and look forward to visiting Portland again.

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for your great review of Peter's tour! We do our best to work in some current hotspots with Portland's history and Peter will surely appreciate knowing he helped you out. Thanks again for joining us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was the only less-than-perfect part of this event! Informative narrator, attentive staff, great vantage points. There is a lot more to this part of Casco Bay then meets the eye, and lighthouses, history, and interesting info about summer homes was included.More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi maggie, Sorry we couldn't get you a better weather day, but we're delighted to hear you had a great time anyway! We too think it's pretty amazing how much history there is in and around Casco Bay and our guides love to tell people...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the trolly portland xity and lighthouse tour. I was great. Our driver / guide peter was very knowledgeable and kept his talk interesting. A great way to get an overview of portland.More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 1kdf, Thanks for joining us on the Portland City and Lighthouse Tour and thanks for the kind words on Peter's tour! We'l make sure he sees them. We're so happy you felt it was a good way to get to know Portland. Thanks for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was amazing! The amount of information and history we learn about maine was great. The crew was extreamly friendly.

Thank Gerard R
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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gerard. Great to hear you thought the tour was awesome and you learned a few things about Maine! Our crew loves meeting people from all over the globe and showing them the best parts of Portland and Casco Bay!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was. Nothing to see not worth 28 dollars . Saw a couple of lighthouses and island's from afar. Not something I would recommend.More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi d3888, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the tour overall. We like to think Casco Bay has quite a bit to see, between the lighthouses, Civil War era forts, coastline, and the island homes and structures, but we know that everyone finds different things...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Trolley tour around the city and out to Portland Head Lighthouse. Our driver and guide Wendy was knowledgeable and entertaining with lots of good stories to tell.

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Golfgirl, Thanks for your nice review of Wendy's tour! We're happy that you found her tour entertaining and informative and will make sure she sees your kind words. Thanks again!

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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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Bruce R
20 April 2017|
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Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi Bruce, We have a snack bar on board the boats with drinks alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic like water, soda, coffee, tea. Snacks are of the vending machine variety, like chips... More
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madcat920
9 April 2017|
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Hi madcat920, The information others have provided here is spot-on. The only stop where you would get off the trolley is at Portland Head Light lighthouse. There are benches to sit on there, but as bob_cindy mentioned... More
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