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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
+1 207-774-0808
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Trip with Mom

I booked this tour as part of my surprise trip to Portland with my mom and we were not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nikki P
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Unexpected delight

Highly recommend this tour by water if you are staying in Portland for a brief visit. Who knew... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael W
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Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I booked this tour as part of my surprise trip to Portland with my mom and we were not disappointed. Even though it was cold and rainy, the tour guide did an awesome job with the history and stories. I highly recommend! We did the...More

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend this tour by water if you are staying in Portland for a brief visit. Who knew there was so much history along the small islands of Casco Bay. Todd our guide was very informative, the staff friendly and the boat clean and accommodating....More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a bus and boat tour of Portland. We felt the best order was to take the bus tour and then the boat tour. The bus tour will take you around Portland and then out to a park with a lighthouse. They leave you...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My sister came for a visit in October and we decided to take the trolley and boat tour with Portland Discovery Tours. It was awesome. I will definitely take the tour again with my husband. Very informative trolley ride through Portland.More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for deciding to take our Land and Sea tour while your sister was in town, and so glad you enjoyed both the trolley tour and the lighthouse cruise! Informative and fun is definitely what we're hoping for. We'd love to have you...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I read the reviews for this on Trip Advisor and so glad my son and I took the tour. I photograph lighthouses and got so many pictures to print and place on my walls. Breathtaking scenery and informative crew. I highly recommend this tour and...More

3  Thank Vicki S
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi Vicki, We're glad you joined us as well! That's wonderful you enjoyed the tour and were able to get some fantastic photos to remember your trip. Thanks for the recommendation and for spending some of your time in Portland with us!

Reviewed 20 December 2016

It is promoted as a lighthouse lovers tour and it is! Plus on the way back, extra time to go by Little Diamond Island and Georges Island. I do love lighthouses and we got to sail close to 4 of them: the adorable Bug light,...More

2  Thank Dominique L
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dominique, Wonderful to hear you enjoyed our Lighthouse Lovers Cruise and thanks so much for joining us! You do a great job describing the sights we typically pass by, though I believe with "George's Island" you perhaps mean Fort Gorges, one of the Civil...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

My wife and I went on a weekend several weeks ago at the beginning of November, and book the lighthouse lovers tour. We talked to several other couples who were also in Portland for the weekend and were on the same boat. The ticketing booth...More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi schmitty, Thanks for taking our Lighthouse Cruise while you were in town! Glad to hear you had an easy time finding us and getting to us. "Parking" and "easy" aren't used in the same sentence too often around here, especially in our busy summer...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

We took the Lighthouse lovers tour one afternoon. Was well worth it. Nice and relaxing and beautiful scenery. You travel through Casco Bay, you see areas of nice Mansions along the water. See 3 light houses (ending up at Portland Head). Depending on the ocean...More

Thank Craig W
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi Craig, We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Lighthouse Cruise and great description of what is typically seen on a tour, well except for the Bald Eagle; that's a little more lucky though we were on the lookout for that particular eagle this season....More

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Wonderful tour of Portland Harbor, The boat was comfortable with both inside and outside seating. The crew was polite and the guide was knowledgeable. Amazing views of lighthouses and the shoreline, plus history of the area. Nice afternoon trip.More

Thank SamJan1972
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi SamJan1972, Thanks for joining us on a Lighthouse Cruise and so glad you enjoyed the tour! We love to hear the crew was both knowledgeable and friendly. It was our pleasure showing you the sights, with a little history to go with it. Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

We booked this tour because of the great reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed! Our driver JJ was very informative and had a wonderful sense of humor at times he had the whole trolley in stitches. Tour was very reasonably priced and gave...More

Thank Tehya159
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Hi Tehya, Great to hear you enjoyed your Portland City Tour with JJ and a mix of humorous and informative is exactly what we're going for. We're happy you felt was reasonably priced and a nice way to get acquainted with Portland. Thanks for joining...More

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78traveler
Hi- is there a tour in particular you would recommend for families with young children (ages 8 & 4) Thank you
26 May 2017|
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Bruce R
Hi, Bruce. What would you like to know about this attraction? Do they serve food and drinks on the boat?
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
Hi - considering taking the bus tour with my 91 year old Mother in Law. Although she walks on her own, she really can't walk a lot. If we take the bus tour, can we sit on the bus during stops if she's uncomfortable getting on/off?
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Response from Portland D | Property representative |
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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