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Casco Bay Islands

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Cosco Bay Islands mailboat tour gave you an excellent idea of who comes and goes thru the bay...Cliff Island awesome!

Try the mailboat tour because you get an overview of the entire bay . This gives you an idea of... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Martie T
Great afternoon trip

We took the ferry to Peaks Island which was a short trip. It was a beautiful sunny calm day and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Tammy K
Ackley, Iowa
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the small ferry to Peaks Island. Not much there to see or do. Rented a golf cart for $50 for an hour to drive around the island. To expensive and nothing much to see.

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Try the mailboat tour because you get an overview of the entire bay . This gives you an idea of both fishing boats out as well as tourist just out on the Ferries. Stopping at Cliff Island with the welcome of mail delivery to folks...More

1  Thank Martie T
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry to Peaks Island which was a short trip. It was a beautiful sunny calm day and not very busy because out of season so we didn’t reserve a cart and easily rented one. It was well worth doing. Absolutely stunning views...More

2  Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 30 August 2018

From other reviews and websites, I must have gotten a wrong impression of the islands and purpose. The ferry ride over was very nice and fun, but once we arrived, everything was located on one block, an ice cream shop, a restaurant or two, a...More

2  Thank babymama
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful day for sightseeing cruise on Casco Bay Portland Maine. Lighthouse’s, Islands and nature. Ned the narrator was very informative of the history and natural wonders of the Bay. Even saw and eagle on one of the islands nesting and flying over the boat. A...More

1  Thank sfphotopop14
Reviewed 19 August 2018

If you’re in Portland, go to at least one, if not some, of these islands. The ferry is convenient, inexpensive, comfortable, and the views are fantastic. You can get off at one of the little islands, hike, eat, go to the beach, or do nothing,

1  Thank BBK1000
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Had the awesome opportunity to tour 6 islands in Casco Bay as part of the swimrun competition held. We started at Peaks Island and swam and ran to: Vaill, Long, Great Chebeague, Little Chebeague and finished back at Long Island. The scenery was fantastic and...More

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Were love in Portland, and if we want to feel like we're on a great vacation, w hop the ferry and go out to the islands. Walking, biking, dining, ice cream. In fact, our daughter's wedding was on Peaks Island, and was amazing.

5  Thank tgr0ver
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Yesterday I took the diamond cruise and wasn’t impressed but this cruise is a great tour. You see beautiful islands and stop off in bailey where you can eat at cooks and enjoy the scenery. The tour guide was great knew the history. Loved it...More

4  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Saw several Osprey nests and a Bald Eagle with a nest and Eaglets - need to get out on the water and explore the area.

1  Thank BNOCK
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24 September 2018|
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Response from mainemountainbear | Reviewed this property |
The mail boat trips, twice daily in summers, are the longest. Ordinarily, barring any emergency, there is no need to disembark a ferry until the entire trip is done. Ferries have restrooms. They also have limited vending... More
24 September 2018|
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Response from mainemountainbear | Reviewed this property |
So far as I know, there are no reservations for trips on Casco Bay Lines ferries. You need one ticket per person to board. They're taken just before you board, after waiting in line to board. Tickets are round trip. In peak... More
6 July 2018|
Response from mainemountainbear | Reviewed this property |
I have no specifics for Peaks Island, but in general, rental costs on the Casco Bay islands, like elsewhere, will vary with the season (high, low, shoulder).