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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Peak Island

we took the ferry at the dock on commercial street for the 20 minutes ride to Peak Island. It was a... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Cape Cod, MA
Best value adventure in town

Yes really great value on these ferries and surely the best way to explore our islands and the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Portland, Maine
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“golf cart” (28 reviews)
“casco bay” (114 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

we took the ferry at the dock on commercial street for the 20 minutes ride to Peak Island. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the view of Portland seen from the water. once on Peak Island , just a few yards from the...More

2  Thank JadeCapeCod_MA
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Yes really great value on these ferries and surely the best way to explore our islands and the coast. Get a map and do a little reading about the history during the wars and how important this area has been over the centuries. Safe and...More

1  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We took the 10:00 mail boat run and the ship was fairly full without being crowded. The boat made a half dozen stops to drop off mail and offload pallets at several of the locations. It was a nice relaxing way to spend about 3...More

1  Thank jduling
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We took the ferry out to Peaks Island for the afternoon. The ride was fun. Just 20 minutes each way and the island has bikes and golf carts to rent plus art galleries, restaurants, and bars. A great way to spend a summer afternoon.

1  Thank Mitch A
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Having explored most of Portland on land we were looking for a boat trip and the mail run seemed like a great idea - and it was! We took the 1000 trip today and the boat was actually quite full. After loading the cargo and...More

1  Thank Neale1810
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The hour and forty five minute ferry ride was great.....of course the weather was perfect. Captain gives some information as you reach different stops.....well worth the time and cost.

Thank ark390
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Portland on a cruise and spent our day out on Peaks Island which is a short 20 minute ferry ride from the harbor. It was a totally wonderful day. Once on the island, we rented bikes (Brad's Bike Rentals) and made a trip...More

2  Thank Bill N
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had an outstanding day taking the ferry from Portland to Peaks Idlsnd then touring the island by walking. May people rent bikes or golf carts but the island is small. Four mile walk around the perimeter. For us the weather was perfect so it...More

Thank DBG8474
Reviewed 3 September 2017

There are many options for cruises out of Portland, but our group chose the 3 hour "Mail Boat Run" which stops at a number of islands. Beautiful scenery and you can get off the boat at a couple of the islands. Very nice and priced...More

2  Thank 80JGager
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Fun day--small island and short trip but fun. We wanted to go to another island the next day but heard mixed reviews and that some islands were "private". Not a lot of information regarding the other islands.

Thank TR1Chicago
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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