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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Interesting scenery

Take the Casco Bay Lines ferry to all the different islands, or check time for the mail drop ferry... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
Nice, Enjoyable Trip to Peak's Island

We took the 1015 run to Peak's Island, and had a very enjoyable few hours looking on the island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Alabama
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peaks island” (115 reviews)
“mail run” (36 reviews)
“mail boat” (37 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the Casco Bay Lines ferry to all the different islands, or check time for the mail drop ferry. It stops at, I believe 7 different islands, unloading and picking up cargo, cars, etc. Check my pic, for the smallest working lighthouse. The ferry is...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 1015 run to Peak's Island, and had a very enjoyable few hours looking on the island after renting a golf cart to see the place. Clean ferry over, on time, no problems, and a relatively full boat. No issues at all, and...More

2  Thank UncleChuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed on Peakes Island a few years ago and loved it.There is much to do,sailing, biking, hiking ,walking. . Afew restaurants but mostly a place to relax .I love it there and the ride out on the mailboat is fun even if you're just...More

1  Thank Bellaluna64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Portland Ferry service offers a round-trip, 3 hour cruise on their 'mail run', a working ferry that delivers mail and packages/supplies to several of the islands in Casco Bay. It is a relaxing and fun way to see the Bay (with narration) and get...More

2  Thank BearZee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the Peaks Island ferry you won't be sorry. 7.70 round trip is all it costs and takes about 17 minutes to get there. Nice little Island with wonderful views and easy to navigate. Rent a golf cart at Mike's which is right up the...More

2  Thank mikeny333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to see the outer island in Casco Bay. We were on an 11am trip that included narration and a glimpse of a few communities where we dropped off visitors. Beautiful homes and shoreline on each of the islands. Watermen plying the bay,...More

1  Thank AnitaS484
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an unexpected surprise! We took a day trip to Portland from the Berkshires taking in the sights and seafood offered along Commercial St. We wanted to get closer to the water and found ourselves at the ferry terminal of Casco Bay Lines. Although we...More

1  Thank judiths776
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ferry leaves frequently and is not that expensive. It was a great way to see the islands and get fresh air. No elevator on the ship so unless you can manage stairs you get stuck on the bottom floor. It is interesting to see...More

3  Thank Clarina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get a sense of life in the bay as you dock at four or five islands to deliver mail, cargo, and people and pick up cargo and people. The pilot points out interesting historic and other information. The island scenery is beautiful. It's easy...More

1  Thank Deb M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I could spend days discovering the islands. Wow! I never knew they existed! Such a wonderful find. Loving taking the ferries around the islands and to the islands. Soooo neat. Definitely recommend seeing them during your stop in Portland!

1  Thank SusannJohn
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Kim D
28 May 2017|
Response from rnorriss | Reviewed this property |
There are several hospitals in the area, all of them within 3 miles of the Casco Bay Lines. From I-295 take exit 7 - Franklyn St all the way to the end. There is a parking garage right next to the ferry.
Kim D
27 May 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome as long as they are well behaved and leashed. Expect a reasonable surcharge.
Stephanie R
20 April 2017|
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Response from Christine W | Reviewed this property |
It is a long trip, 2.5 - 3 hours so I would bring something for them to do, there are some tables and chairs downstairs inside. There's big windows so you can still see outside and listen to the captain. I wouldn't recommend... More