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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Parking can be a pain but easy to get tickets. a couple of more signs would help. Nice staff and... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Nancy C
Methuen, Massachusetts

We have just returned from a perfect trip to Peaks Island. The Ferry was on time even with the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Parking can be a pain but easy to get tickets. a couple of more signs would help. Nice staff and beautiful ride.

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a perfect trip to Peaks Island. The Ferry was on time even with the hundreds of people loading and unloading. As Senior Citizens we paid half price, $3.75. Amazingly good value! We walked around half the island and enjoyed the...More

4  Thank L1drake
Reviewed 28 August 2016

While in Portland, my wife and I decided that we would take a short "3 hour tour." (by the way, the weather did not get rough!) ;) The cruise is inexpensive and stops at various islands to make deliveries. The guide tells much about the...More

3  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 27 August 2016

These boats ply their way around Casco Bay and traverse the waters around the sea that surrounds Portland.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Caution. Plan your parking and give yourself extra time. First two garages were full. Third garage was distant and almost full. Can not street park due to 2 hour limit.

2  Thank Desertis
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely a great alternative to see the Bay and the Islands with a better fee than other tours. The only downfall is that getting on the boat is a little hectic, as a large crowd formed and there was not rhyme or reason to the...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four enjoyed our day trip to Bailey's Island - it exceeded our expectations. There's so much to see, a lot of history, and wildlife - worth the trip!

Thank Krista A
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great Boat tour. We learned so much about the history of the area, enjoyed seeing the light houses, our tour guide was very informative. The best part was the price was excellent for what you got. We are still talking about our tour.

2  Thank Robin P
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had a very nice trip to Peaks Island. Took the ferry over, explored the island a bit, shopped a little, ate lunch and then returned to Portland via the ferry. There wasn't a whole lot to do on the Island, but we had never...More

5  Thank MaryLinn39
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I took my family out on the mailboat cruise because it had such great reviews, and it did not disappoint! First, for $4.00 you can bring your dog. It stops at five islands, and the captain gives nice anecdotes about each. It's very pleasant in...More

1  Thank Steambush
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Kim D
Son doing surgery rotation at Maine hospital in Portland. Rough idea how convenient to Cisco bay?
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
Hi, Kim. What would you like to know about this attraction? Can we take our 70 lb dog on the Ferry?
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
Is it kid friendly? We have a 2 year old and are wondering if this would be a good activity. Thanks
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