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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
207-7784-7871
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Gorgeous!!!

I could spend days discovering the islands. Wow! I never knew they existed! Such a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
SusannJohn
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Great way to spend a sunny fall day

The approximately 3 1/2 hour trip was quite enjoyable, especially for seeing the delivery of the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Ktpepper
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peaks island” (119 reviews)
“golf cart” (29 reviews)
“mail boat” (39 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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207-7784-7871
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"peaks island"
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"golf cart"
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"mail boat"
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"casco bay"
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"ferry ride"
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"mailboat run"
in 23 reviews
"great diamond"
in 15 reviews
"long island"
in 13 reviews
"day trip"
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"lovely trip"
in 5 reviews
"rented bikes"
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"coastal maine"
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"hour cruise"
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"ferry service"
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"three hours"
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"sea birds"
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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!

2  Thank SusannJohn
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

The approximately 3 1/2 hour trip was quite enjoyable, especially for seeing the delivery of the "mail" which was primarily supplies and for the wonderful scenery. There was a large group on board so we got the narrated version of the trip. Well worth the...More

2  Thank Ktpepper
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

we took the ferry at the dock on commercial street for the 20 minutes ride to Peak Island. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the view of Portland seen from the water. once on Peak Island , just a few yards from the...More

3  Thank JadeCapeCod_MA
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Yes really great value on these ferries and surely the best way to explore our islands and the coast. Get a map and do a little reading about the history during the wars and how important this area has been over the centuries. Safe and...More

1  Thank CS1Portland
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We took the 10:00 mail boat run and the ship was fairly full without being crowded. The boat made a half dozen stops to drop off mail and offload pallets at several of the locations. It was a nice relaxing way to spend about 3...More

3  Thank jduling
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We took the ferry out to Peaks Island for the afternoon. The ride was fun. Just 20 minutes each way and the island has bikes and golf carts to rent plus art galleries, restaurants, and bars. A great way to spend a summer afternoon.

2  Thank Mitch A
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Having explored most of Portland on land we were looking for a boat trip and the mail run seemed like a great idea - and it was! We took the 1000 trip today and the boat was actually quite full. After loading the cargo and...More

2  Thank Neale1810
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The hour and forty five minute ferry ride was great.....of course the weather was perfect. Captain gives some information as you reach different stops.....well worth the time and cost.

1  Thank ark390
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Portland on a cruise and spent our day out on Peaks Island which is a short 20 minute ferry ride from the harbor. It was a totally wonderful day. Once on the island, we rented bikes (Brad's Bike Rentals) and made a trip...More

4  Thank William N
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had an outstanding day taking the ferry from Portland to Peaks Idlsnd then touring the island by walking. May people rent bikes or golf carts but the island is small. Four mile walk around the perimeter. For us the weather was perfect so it...More

Thank DBG8474
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GardeningMom42
6 July 2018|
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Response from mainemountainbear | Reviewed this property |
I have no specifics for Peaks Island, but in general, rental costs on the Casco Bay islands, like elsewhere, will vary with the season (high, low, shoulder).
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Cindy B
27 June 2018|
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Response from mainemountainbear | Reviewed this property |
If I were you I'd inquire with the carrier, Casco Bay Lines, directly. As groceries, unopened, in a cooler, they'd probably be fine. HOWEVER, if the beers from the cooler were consumed in public on a public carrier (such as... More
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carole4308
17 April 2018|
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Response from BeanBoston2014 |
No, it’s not a separate country.
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