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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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I could spend days discovering the islands. Wow! I never knew they existed! Such a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Great way to spend a sunny fall day

The approximately 3 1/2 hour trip was quite enjoyable, especially for seeing the delivery of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
West Hartford, Connecticut
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“golf cart” (28 reviews)
“mail run” (33 reviews)
“casco bay” (112 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I could spend days discovering the islands. Wow! I never knew they existed! Such a wonderful find. Loving taking the ferries around the islands and to the islands. Soooo neat. Definitely recommend seeing them during your stop in Portland!

Thank SusannJohn
Reviewed 4 days ago

The approximately 3 1/2 hour trip was quite enjoyable, especially for seeing the delivery of the "mail" which was primarily supplies and for the wonderful scenery. There was a large group on board so we got the narrated version of the trip. Well worth the...More

1  Thank Ktpepper
Reviewed 5 days ago

we took the ferry at the dock on commercial street for the 20 minutes ride to Peak Island. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the view of Portland seen from the water. once on Peak Island , just a few yards from the...More

1  Thank JadeCapeCod_MA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes really great value on these ferries and surely the best way to explore our islands and the coast. Get a map and do a little reading about the history during the wars and how important this area has been over the centuries. Safe and...More

1  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 10:00 mail boat run and the ship was fairly full without being crowded. The boat made a half dozen stops to drop off mail and offload pallets at several of the locations. It was a nice relaxing way to spend about 3...More

1  Thank jduling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry out to Peaks Island for the afternoon. The ride was fun. Just 20 minutes each way and the island has bikes and golf carts to rent plus art galleries, restaurants, and bars. A great way to spend a summer afternoon.

1  Thank Mitch A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having explored most of Portland on land we were looking for a boat trip and the mail run seemed like a great idea - and it was! We took the 1000 trip today and the boat was actually quite full. After loading the cargo and...More

1  Thank Neale1810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hour and forty five minute ferry ride was great.....of course the weather was perfect. Captain gives some information as you reach different stops.....well worth the time and cost.

Thank ark390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Portland on a cruise and spent our day out on Peaks Island which is a short 20 minute ferry ride from the harbor. It was a totally wonderful day. Once on the island, we rented bikes (Brad's Bike Rentals) and made a trip...More

1  Thank Bill N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an outstanding day taking the ferry from Portland to Peaks Idlsnd then touring the island by walking. May people rent bikes or golf carts but the island is small. Four mile walk around the perimeter. For us the weather was perfect so it...More

Thank DBG8474
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Kim D
28 May 2017|
Response from rnorriss | Reviewed this property |
There are several hospitals in the area, all of them within 3 miles of the Casco Bay Lines. From I-295 take exit 7 - Franklyn St all the way to the end. There is a parking garage right next to the ferry.
Kim D
26 May 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome as long as they are well behaved and leashed. Expect a reasonable surcharge.
Stephanie R
20 April 2017|
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
I've never done the Casco Bay cruise with kids that young, but I've done enough sailing and other boating with children of all ages who have enjoyed immensely being on the water and doing something totally new. They are... More