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Casco Bay Islands

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Touring Casco Bay Islands is a must while visiting Portland, ME.

While visiting Maine this summer ('18), we took the tour boat for a tour of Casco Bay with a long... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Loveland, Ohio
Terrific Cruise

Went on Casco Bay Islands to tour the Portland harbor and take a trip to the various islands in the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Waltham, Massachusetts
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

While visiting Maine this summer ('18), we took the tour boat for a tour of Casco Bay with a long stop at Bailey's Island. While at Bailey's, we enjoyed a delicious sea food lunch with our friends at Cooks Lobster and Ale. Bailey's is quite...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Went on Casco Bay Islands to tour the Portland harbor and take a trip to the various islands in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank L920DZbillb
Reviewed 8 November 2018

I spent many summers in Casco by on one Island but all of the bay and Islands offer unique experiences. Take the mail run on Casco baylines or rent an Island cottage for a week. Never disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Schuyler T
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank martiet2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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,

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Todd B
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Barb S
12 January 2019|
Response from Todd B | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know. The tour company can direct you.
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
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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