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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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Very efficient boarding process. Comfortable trip, very informative, saw lots of the Casco Bay Islands and beautiful scenery.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Muskegon, Michigan
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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very efficient boarding process. Comfortable trip, very informative, saw lots of the Casco Bay Islands and beautiful scenery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We took the ferry to Peaks Island for a few hours of exploring. The ride was great and it was nice to just sit and relax and watch everything go by. The ferry runs on time and the crew is very efficient at getting everything and everyone on board. If ever back in Portland I would like to explore more... More 

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Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We took the mailboat to Chebeague, walked the island and returned on the next ferry. Tour across the bay was well narrated, pointing out each island, local points of interest and facts about the bay. Boat was full but in September we did not have to book ahead. Summer months you probably be advised to book.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Peaks Island is only a 20 minute ferry ride from Portland. It's a small island. You can rent a golf cart or a bike to explore it. We chose to do Island Tours. Our tour guide (John?) drove around 8 customers around the island on a larger golf cart type vehicle. He had great stories about the island from the... More 

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Norridgewock, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had to take my truck out to Peaks Island for a wedding. Casco Bay Lines do an excellent job of parking the vehicles. Also, they make sure pedestrians are loaded and unloaded safely. Wonderful views and a smooth ride.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Loved jumping on the ferry to Peaks Island, having dinner at the Cockeyed Gull and then catching the ferry back to downtown Portland. Lovely trip - only a bar on board would have enhanced the experience.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is one of the ferry companies in Portland. It is a must do. We took it over to one of the islands so much fun.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We took two Casco Bay ferries - the mail boat and the Peak's Island ferry - and I would recommend both, but particularly Peak's Island. The Casco Bay mail boat is a great way to see the bay, but you don't really get a chance to stop and explore any of the islands. The Peak's Island ferry, on the other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

What a great island to live on. Very peaceful and quiet as we rode our bikes along the roads. Thank goodness we rented our bikes at cyclemania because walking the island would have been boring and endless. Putting the bikes on the ferry was an extra 6.50each but so worth it. We rode the island stopped at sites on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

So much fun to take a ferry ride for 20 minutes, rent a golf cart, go around the island, and then have an amazing lunch at the Peaks Island Inn. Totally recommend this excursion!

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