We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portland Fire Engine Co

180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
+1 207-252-6358
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Tours from Portland Fire Engine Co tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Portland Fire Engine Co. offering narrated sightseeing tours of Portland Maine aboard a Vintage Fire Engine. We explore the peninsula of Portland and its many lighthouses and forts as well as the amazing architectural buildings hidden inside of the cobble stoned streets that make up our wonderful city. The tour is a great way of reliving Portland’s past, present and future. The viewing area high up on the Fire Engine gives amazing views of Casco Bay as well as fantastic opportunities for photographs. We are a highly rated tour operator in Portland so please check out some of our 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor below. The sightseeing tours are approximately 50 minutes in length and are fully narrated with a very knowledgeable guide displaying high resolution photographs from the Maine Historical Society through our on-board multimedia system which includes a large flat LED TV. We begin and end our tours in the heart of the Old Port which is a great way to discover all that our magical city has to offer. This area of the city is great for sightseeing tours as well as the world famous shopping and the amazing restaurants, pubs and shopping. Informative and Fun for All Ages Sightseeing Tours begin and end at 180 Commercial St. (Located in front of Portland Lobster Co.)
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great tour” (44 reviews)
“tour guide” (44 reviews)
“slide show” (6 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
CONTACT
Website
+1 207-252-6358
Ways to Experience Portland Fire Engine Co
Write a ReviewReviews (550)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"great tour"
in 44 reviews
"tour guide"
in 44 reviews
"slide show"
in 6 reviews
"large flat screen tv"
in 5 reviews
"fun ride"
in 9 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 13 reviews
"great overview"
in 6 reviews
"minute tour"
in 8 reviews
"great city"
in 7 reviews
"perfect length"
in 4 reviews
"take photos"
in 5 reviews
"booked this tour"
in 5 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 9 reviews
"great sense of humor"
in 4 reviews
"just the right amount"
in 4 reviews
"small group"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 549 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Excellent commentary and the opportunity to see some of historic Portland. Also the opportunity to see the port from a different perspective.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank gchristian2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

More

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Keith N, Owner at Portland Fire Engine Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Any tour is only as good as your guide and Glen was great. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions and make all feel welcome. The old time fire trucks are a great novelty and perfect for young kids....More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Darryl_T_W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Perhaps I could have given a 5 star had we been able to see anything. It was a very foggy day and we pretty much had to take the tour guides word for what we were seeing. He did an excellent job and appeared to...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Sunshineth7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well done tour of Portland.The thing we appreciated the most was the small size (around 15 people) as it allowed the tour guide (very nice and knowledgeable person) to be more attentive to everybody’s needs/questions/interests.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank silviasm2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tour guide and driver, so friendly with all attendees. This gentleman knew much about the city’s history and covered all areas. The tour encompasses just enough time for necessary knowledge especially when we were there for just 3 days. Very affordable and encourage all...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank krash1954
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family has enjoyed the tour very much. We've had a great time! We were able to get a glimpse of Portland and look forward to going back to Portal in the future.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed my time on the Portland Fire Engine Co tour. Very informative for history buffs like myself as well as people looking to learn about the current places and attractions from a set of kind locals.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank npb13501
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and a compliment to your business! Also enjoyed the visuals you added to our experience. Our driver was very good & he too was friendly. My friends from out of state loved it!Thank you.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank bickfordsa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent guided tour in an incredible modified classic fire truck to see downtown Portland. Very knowledgeable guide (Glen you are the man!) who knows all the history of the area. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting this city!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank ckendra2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Portland
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
1,049 reviews
.14 km away
Hyatt Place Portland - Old Port
433 reviews
.16 km away
Portland Harbor Hotel
1,635 reviews
.19 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
1,645 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Gelato Fiasco Old Port
354 reviews
.12 km away
Central Provisions
823 reviews
.11 km away
Street and Co.
1,549 reviews
.12 km away
Beals Old Fashioned Ice Cream
140 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Commercial Street
565 reviews
.03 km away
DiMillo's Old Port Marina
552 reviews
.10 km away
Market Street
29 reviews
.10 km away
Lucky Catch Cruises
594 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
CAJC46
24 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from LaurafromLouisville | Reviewed this property |
Click above on " attractions in Portland" under the Portland Fire Engine Co Questions and Answers Banner. It will take you to their website where you can check availability and book online. You can also cancel 24 hours in... More
0
Votes
surfkansas
15 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from silveradvantagei2018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does
1
Vote
Vona O
27 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Keith N | Property representative |
Hi there...the closest parking is at Fisherman's Wharf Parking. Check Google Maps for 180 Commercial St. There are other parking lots in the area but Portland can get very busy so leave plenty of time to find one. Thank... More
0
Votes