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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Take a ride on the ferry

Previously we took the mailboat around the Casco Cay islands, but this time we just went to Peaks... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Chicago, IL
Quintessential New England maritime experience

On a picture-perfect fall day, the ferry is the way to go. Beautiful scenery of the islands as the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Amherst, New Hampshire
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peaks island” (115 reviews)
“golf cart” (28 reviews)
“casco bay” (114 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Previously we took the mailboat around the Casco Cay islands, but this time we just went to Peaks and got off for a few hours. It was marginal weather and the summer crowd had gone home, so it was interesting to see, meet and listen...More

Thank outoford
Reviewed 6 October 2016

On a picture-perfect fall day, the ferry is the way to go. Beautiful scenery of the islands as the boat putters along. It's the best way to get close-up views of sailing and lobster boats in the bay, and views of the more private parts...More

3  Thank PriscillaKerrs
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went in August, so it was a bit chilly.. If you go around this time, don't forget a sweater because it does get windy. The overall ride was nice and I enjoyed every view. We took some wonderful pictures every chance we got. The...More

1  Thank Jazmin T
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visited Island by the ferry boat. Its fun place with great local food and nice view of the shore lines and light houses

Thank ShubhKush
Reviewed 1 October 2016

On time, friendly personnel, smooth sailing, efficient! A very pleasant way to travel and very easy.

Thank suztravels_10
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I booked what was listed as the "Sunset Cruise" but was disappointed to discover that the trip was really just a commuter boat that happened to depart near the sunset hour. For the price of the ticket we were handed a map of points of...More

1  Thank Tanya H
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Perfect getaway for a day. Lobster and clambake with activities and a boat ride. Price was good for the day.

Thank Anna Maria M
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Delightful 3 hour cruise round the Casco Bay islands. A working boat delivering mail and supplies at each stop. Hading back to Portland got quite choppy with spray up front, but lower level was dry. Excellent commentary en route

Thank DenverJack2
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I took the mailboat ferry and highly recommend it. There is no food served but you can bring your own. A couple ladies brought a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine. I was jealous! They do have vending machines for snacks and beverages. This...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to take the mailboat scenic tour of Casco Bay. The Captain gave a nice overview of the islands & history of Casco Bay. Beautiful scenery and a very relaxing way to enjoy the Bay!!!

Thank CMMoosie
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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 Christine W | Reviewed this property |
It is a long trip, 2.5 - 3 hours so I would bring something for them to do, there are some tables and chairs downstairs inside. There's big windows so you can still see outside and listen to the captain. I wouldn't recommend... More