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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
+1 207-774-0808
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Excellent lighthouse cruise

We booked on the the 1 and a half hour lighthouse cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The boat... read more

Reviewed yesterday
IRBtrip
Great cruise that shows lots of lighthouses and points of interest along the coast

We recently took the 90 min cruise that took us to various lighthouses, points of interest and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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If you want to get up close and personal with Portland’s landmarks, lighthouses and harbor seals AND learn some city history, join Portland Discovery on a Land & Sea Tour! Start your day on board the Discovery trolley as you travel from city streets to rocky coast and make your way to Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse! After a break for lunch and shopping in the Old Port, board a classic cruise boat for a 90-minute narrated harbor tour, where you’ll see 4 lighthouses up close, 3 Civil War forts and several of the inner bay islands, including Halfway Rock Ledge, home to many seals and seabirds.
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Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked on the the 1 and a half hour lighthouse cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The boat takes quite a few passengers, but it doesn't feel overcrowded and everyone can get out on the desk for a good view. The staff are great...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently took the 90 min cruise that took us to various lighthouses, points of interest and historical points. The crew was great and very knowledgeable of the area. We were fortunate to be there on a sunny, cool day and it made the excursion...More

Thank Slick5276
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Slick5276, Thanks for the recommendation and for joining us on a Lighthouse Cruise. We're lucky to have a beautiful bay here and the crew loves showing it off to our guests. Glad you had a beautiful day on the water, and you're right it...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this tour independently when our cruise stopped in Portland, Maine last week. The ticket office was just a short walk from the cruise pier. This was a wonderfully informative tour due to the fact that our tour guide Bob is a long time...More

Thank Betty D
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Betty D, Thanks for finding us off of your cruise ship and glad you didn't think the walk over was too bad. We love to hear that our guests see parts of Portland they might not have otherwise seen, and Bob really does know...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the Trolley tour of Portland and the Head Light lighthouse. We were able to buy tickets the day of tour at the Tour office only a short walk from the Cruise ship. Really enjoyed the trip especially the guide Gary and his great...More

Thank Marybeth W
Portland D, Owner at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Marybeth, That's great you were able to purchase tickets the day-of, especially with a cruise ship in. The cruise ships do typically make it busy down here so we always advised buying in advance if that's an option. Sounds like you were able to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent tour-just the right amount of information by knowledgeable guide, who was very willing to answer questions. Fun tour which gave participants an excellent overview of the sights in the city. Perfect length tour.

Thank karenkL171AU
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the Portland Land and Sea tour. Both tours offered beautiful views, informative guides, and several different things to see. I loved all the beautiful architecture, history, and visiting the Portland Head Light from the land tour. The sea tour offered panoramic views of...More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi groul1dm, Thanks to you and your husband for joining us on a Land and Sea Tour. We're delighted you were able to learn some things about Portland and Casco Bay and take in some of our beautiful sights as well. Thanks again!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This two hour cruise takes you past several lighthouses in and near the harbor. The captain also provides history on the various islands and buildings as well as the lighthouse.

Thank russlyna
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Russlyna, You must have taken our 90-minute Lighthouse Lovers Cruise. We're happy you found the history and narration interesting. There's a lot to see on Casco Bay and we do our best to show it all off! Thanks so much for joining us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the trolley tour of Portland and the light house. Fabulous trip. Our guide Gary was knowledgable, funny, pleasant, and made this trip wonderful. Highly recommend it.More

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Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jello, We appreciate you taking our Portland City and Lighthouse Tour and we're happy you enjoyed it! We're always hoping for our tours to be informative while also funny, and our guides to be pleasant and helpful. Sounds like Gary did a pretty good...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What fun this was. The crew was efficient and well informed. The cruise around the bay was scenic and I took so many pictures of lighthouses. I'd do it again just for the boat ride.More

Thank JuniorKP
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi JuniorKP, We're glad you had fun on the Lighthouse Cruise! Our crew does work hard on their respective tours and loves to show off our beautiful bay and lighthouses to our guests. And as you say, and one of our deckhands says, sometimes you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip. Peter was great! Very informative and a lot of personality. Would definitely recommend to all.

1  Thank purpleprince76
Portland D, Manager at Portland Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi purpleprince, Thanks for the recommendation and we're so happy you enjoyed Peter's tour! Thanks for making some time to join us.

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78traveler
26 May 2017|
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Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi 78traveler, Thanks for inquiring about our tours. The Portland City and Lighthouse Tour, our 105-minute trolley tour, can get occasionally get a little long for children of that age, as you spend almost the time on the... More
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Bruce R
19 April 2017|
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Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi Bruce, We have a snack bar on board the boats with drinks alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic like water, soda, coffee, tea. Snacks are of the vending machine variety, like chips... More
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madcat920
9 April 2017|
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Hi madcat920, The information others have provided here is spot-on. The only stop where you would get off the trolley is at Portland Head Light lighthouse. There are benches to sit on there, but as bob_cindy mentioned... More
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