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Casco Bay Lines

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Address: 56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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+1 207-774-7871
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Convenient safe travel to and from the islands

Affordable, friendly and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed safe and affordable passage twice during this past summer!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Brunswick, Maine, United States
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Brunswick, Maine, United States
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Affordable, friendly and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed safe and affordable passage twice during this past summer!

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New Haven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take a car ferry or a passenger ferry to one of the many islands in Casco Bay. In the summer, scenic and historic cruises are available. We especially like the mail boat cruise in the summer.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casco Bay Lines offers various cruises of the islands around Portland, ME. You can take route that are less than and hour or long ones that take 3-5 hours. We opted for one that last 1-2 hours, which was just right. The views of the islands were unique, and the guide shared some interesting facts along the way. Bring a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We did the Mailboat cruise that was both informative and calming. It was nice to see all the different island, and learn a little about each one.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We took a short trip to Peaks Island and back (about 40 minutes RT). A nice experience on the bay. Highly recommended for a visit to Portland.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Plenty of space to keep dry during a rainstorm, which pretty much dominated our three hour cruise. I was glad the weather was as it was, it provided the quintessential feel that the Maine Coast is famous for. Very nice ride, great views, helpful captain, but got a bit concerned because every time I was out on the deck and... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We've taken the Mail Boat Run for two years in a row. This is a great way to experience Casco Bay and all of its islands. It's very laid back, not your typical tour boat. The captain narrates enough to provide interesting facts and insights about the islands, but doesn't overdo it. You can move about the 2 story boat... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We participated in private charter on Casco Bay Lines in Portland for a 3 hour cruise of the islands off the coast to the music of Dan Fogelberg.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We took the ferry to Peak Island. It was a quick and great way to get to the island. We sat inside, but there was an upstairs that might have been open.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We wanted to see more of the islands but some of the ferry charters were done for the season. Clerk suggested we take the Mailboat ferry. It was a great ride and met all of our expectations. Very inexpensive, as well.

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