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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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WE took the boat ride around the harbor- and out to the islands- very enjoyable on a lovely day... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Myrtle Beach, SC
Peaks Island

We took the ferry (about twenty minutes, seven dollars per person plus another small bicycle... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“golf cart” (28 reviews)
“mail run” (36 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

WE took the boat ride around the harbor- and out to the islands- very enjoyable on a lovely day. The lighthouse was worth the trip. The setting is picturesque. Highly recommend it.

4  Thank TVHOST
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We took the ferry (about twenty minutes, seven dollars per person plus another small bicycle charge) over to Peaks Island on a gorgeous afternoon and bicycled around the perimeter of the island. It's seven miles around, mostly flat, so some of us did it twice...More

10  Thank Nancy-the-reader
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We took a ferry to Peaks Island (20 min.), and rented bicycles to tour the island. The island is very small and quaint. We circled the island in about an hour, but there are spots to stop along the ocean to relax and enjoy the...More

14  Thank llama
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Our only sunny day in Portland, so we took a quick cruise to Peak's island and back. Our trip was relaxing with a view of coastal Maine.

7  Thank GreatTraveltime
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

we wanted to just take a boat ride. we love this ride. it was a bit chilly, but still beautiful. lots pf photo opportunities. we werent disappointed. we will be back.

8  Thank dianaonacki
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We took the short 20 minute ferry ride to Peak's Island. It was beautiful and the ride was nice. However, the island was closed for the summer and nothing was open but one ice cream store, so it was kind of boring... We had to...More

4  Thank Jan H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We chose the mail run cruise, it takes 2.5 to 3 hours. The captain did point out the different islands as we cruised along. They do not sell food or drinks but that was okay because we brought our own snacks, beer and wine.

5  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 8 April 2017

You don't need to be a sailor, artist, or historian to appreciate a trip on Casco Bay, but if you're one of any of these you will especially appreciate this remarkable body of water and all the unique islands it contains. You don't even have...More

23  Thank CHARLES G
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Some of the best scenery I have ever seen. Easy to find location and great value for money. You can also take your own food and drink on to the boat which we would recommend.

4  Thank Mrs_RG2017
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you're visiting Portland from May-Oct, a trip on the ferry to Long Island and back is a fun thing to do, and in about 2 hours you get a good look at Casco Bay, the islands, water life and birds (plus some drop-dead gorgeous...More

8  Thank ME_EATS_207
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Sandy S
25 January 2018|
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Response from Ktpepper | Reviewed this property |
Agree that there are plenty of opportunities to fish in the Bay and other parts of Maine coastline as well
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.