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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
+1 207-774-0808
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Beautiful Sunset Lighthouse Tour

Worth every penny, I wish I'd done this roughly 100-minute tour much sooner. I learned a ton about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jodi J
Great experience!

We really enjoyed the Harbour Sights & Lights tour. The boat was spotless,the crew was friendly,and... read more

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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

Worth every penny, I wish I'd done this roughly 100-minute tour much sooner. I learned a ton about Maine that I never knew and loved the sightseeing with my husband. The tour guide even pointed out some of the notable wildlife like bald eagles and...More

Thank Jodi J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the Harbour Sights & Lights tour. The boat was spotless,the crew was friendly,and the cash bar prices were surprisingly reasonable! The tour featured lighthouses,fascinating local history, and the opportunity to glimpse a few animals too. I would highly recommend taking the trip!

Thank Bridgette F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great time. Both tour guides were very good and friendly. We learned a lot about the beautiful light houses throughout Portland. We even saw a bald eagle while at the bout tour.

Thank Jose R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the 90monute trolley tour that left from downtown Portland. It was a 60 minute tour of the downtown area and then we got off the trolley for 30 minutes at the lighthouse. This was a very comfortable tour with the driver narrating the entire...More

Thank SDL248
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My sister and I booked the afternoon cruise on the Harbor Queen. It was well worth the $28 (105 minute cruise)! The vessel is beautiful, and you are welcome to take your own snacks. The lower deck is covered, and the upper deck has an...More

Thank Jerianne J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a good time on the mini cruise/tour I took with this company. The staff was kind and the boat itself was well kept and spacious. We got to see some of the islands and learn a bit more about them.

Thank Nicole X
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable. A great overview of Portland enabling us to decide where we would like to revisit. The half hour stop at the lighthouse gave enough time to take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views. Our driver shared a wealth of knowledge of the area.

Thank Cathy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tour was full of interesting information and sights, crew was friendly and efficient and laid back. Kids loved it too. Prices very reasonable, comparatively speaking.

Thank Joel B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The trolley tour and the sunset lighthouse cruise were a wonderful way to see Portland! The tour guides were knowledgeable and just corny enough to be entertaining. 😂 It was a great way for three generations to celebrate my mother's birthday while were were on...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

At the last minute while on a business trip to Portland, I decided to book the Sunset Tour with Portland Discovery. It was a brilliant decision! The boat is large and comfortable - please of seating (in and out), snacks and drinks and room to...More

Thank Kathy M
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Sara W
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Response from guidob663a | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I can't be very helpful answering your question. There were children that age on my cruise and they were having a great time, especially when they went to the wheelhouse and met the captain. You will have to look... More
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17 June 2018|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
10:30 - 1:00 - 3:30, cost $28.00 for adults.
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11 June 2018|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
I want on the morning cruise and it was very cold and windy. Everyone wax wearing warm jackets and long pants . No blankets were offered. You may want to contact them directly but I doubt it will be a problem to bring s... More
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