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Casco Bay Islands

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Address: 56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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Mailboat Run

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.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scarborough, Maine
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Scarborough, Maine
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank dianaonacki
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 wait about hour and 45 minutes to go back with nothing to do but walk... More 

Thank Jan H
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to be rich, due to the reasonable fares of the Casco Bay Ferries. There are... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

2 Thank Mrs_RG2017
Portland, Maine
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22 reviews
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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 boats). Plus, it's so inexpensive!

Thank ME_EATS_207
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Short on time on a visit but want to see coastal Maine? Take the mail boat and see Casco Bay! Bring along a picnic and enjoy the views from the deck of a Casco Bay Ferry. If you keep watch - you might just see and eagle or seal!

1 Thank Elizabeth B
Baldwinsville, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Always fun we we traverl to Ogunquit to visit out sons. We only had cocktails. There is so much to do and see here in portland. Shopping is always fun you can spend all day doing that.

Thank nomrapetote
Biddeford, Maine
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

take the mail run, pack a lunch,bring your binoculars AND a warm jacket. It's chilly on the water. Takes you from island to island in Casco Bay.

Thank rnorriss
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Took Bailey's Island cruise with family, and everyone enjoyed it. Brilliant day on the ocean, comfortable seating, including out of the sun. Two stayed on board with picnic lunch, while others left. Some ate right there at restaurant, while others hiked over bridge for take-out. Everyone had a good time.

Thank mommabear207

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