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Portland Discovery Tours

Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
+1 207-774-0808
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Evening Cruise

Evening harbor cruise for our friends 30th anniversary party on the Islander. It was was a very... read more

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Sally S
Land and Sea Tour

This tour was the highlight of my trip. I took the early morning land portion of the tour which... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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If you want to get up close and personal with Portland’s landmarks, lighthouses and harbor seals AND learn some city history, join Portland Discovery on a Land & Sea Tour! Start your day on board the Discovery trolley as you travel from city streets to rocky coast and make your way to Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse! After a break for lunch and shopping in the Old Port, board a classic cruise boat for a 90-minute narrated harbor tour, where you’ll see 4 lighthouses up close, 3 Civil War forts and several of the inner bay islands, including Halfway Rock Ledge, home to many seals and seabirds.
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Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
+1 207-774-0808

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Reviewed yesterday

Evening harbor cruise for our friends 30th anniversary party on the Islander. It was was a very nice tour of the harbor, near and at sunset. Saw several lighthouses even with the low clouds. Made for some striking photos. The crew was very professional, courteous...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was the highlight of my trip. I took the early morning land portion of the tour which ventured through the city of Portland, and we made our way out to the Portland Head Light. We were able to get off here to take...More

Thank ms90
Reviewed 2 days ago

The over all tour was very good. The driver, however, could have been a little nicer to a young boy who was on the tour with his parents. He told the youngster a couple of times to stop talking to his parents so he could...More

Thank nspisak
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked this trolley tour based on TripAdvisor reviews. This was a bargain compared to cruise ship excursion prices and we got to see the best of Portland as well as the Portland Head Light, which was the highlight of the tour. Our guide, Wendy, was...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the trolley tour around town and out to the lighthouse and Bob our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of history of the town, famous people and restaurants. Lasted 1 and 1/2 hours, just enough. Got to get out at...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was not easy to find, even with instructions, because the building is a small white one that's easy to miss. Then you have to find parking which we ended up using right past it in the DeMillio's parking lot which was quite expensive....More

Thank Charrie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

26 dollars each. 90 min tour. Great fun. Guide ryan was very informative and I enjoyed his talk during the tour. Nice trip around the bay and lots of history. Well worth doing and very popular. Bar on board.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Portland for the day and the weather was so nice we decided to take the tours at the last minute. Both tours were very informative and the tour guides were very entertaining, highly recommend these tours.

Thank loreato
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did both the land tour with Wendy and the Lovers Cruise with Todd. Both were informative in a delightful way. The land tour covered quite a bit of the area of Portland and most of the history with great stories. The cruise was equally...More

Thank gmiker
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently enjoyed the trolley tour of Portland and Portland Head Light. We have come to Portland many times but were amazed at all the interesting information about the many people in Portland's history, from Henry Longfellow to Bette Davis! The lighthouse was beautiful and...More

Thank Terry Q
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27 May 2017|
Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi 78traveler, Thanks for inquiring about our tours. The Portland City and Lighthouse Tour, our 105-minute trolley tour, can get occasionally get a little long for children of that age, as you spend almost the time on the... More
Bruce R
20 April 2017|
Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi Bruce, We have a snack bar on board the boats with drinks alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic like water, soda, coffee, tea. Snacks are of the vending machine variety, like chips... More
9 April 2017|
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Response from Portland D | Property representative |
Hi madcat920, The information others have provided here is spot-on. The only stop where you would get off the trolley is at Portland Head Light lighthouse. There are benches to sit on there, but as bob_cindy mentioned... More