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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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An absolute must when in Portland

We've taken a mail boat trip around the Islands and one to Peaks Island only. While there rent a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Asheville, North Carolina
interesting Boat Trip

We took the mailboat trip-3 hours -around the islands delivering mail and all sorts of other... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peaks island” (117 reviews)
“golf cart” (28 reviews)
“mail run” (36 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've taken a mail boat trip around the Islands and one to Peaks Island only. While there rent a golf cart and drive around the island. It is spectacular! Chose a day that's a little windy... on the Atlantic side of the Island the waves...More

Thank Floweressence
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We took the mailboat trip-3 hours -around the islands delivering mail and all sorts of other supplies to the Casco islands-real interesting and allows you to see the larger of the islands in a single trip

Thank liza861
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

For $15 you can take a 2-3 hour cruise along the beautiful Maine coastline. You only pay in Portland so you can get off at any island and explore and get back on another ferry to make the return trip home. We did the Diamond...More

Thank Meghan K
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great way to see the islands around Portland. This crew is very informative and knowledgeable about the more that 200 islands in the Portland bay area. Great way to learn about the area.

Thank dlebeau394
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend a day trip to peaks island. One of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. Very quick and easy to get to by ferry and lots to do once you’re over there.

1  Thank Aflac92
Reviewed 23 October 2017

What could be better than sitting on the sunshine on the deck of a ship that's also delivering goods to beautiful islands? A friend suggested we do this, and it was three hours of bliss!

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Take the Casco Bay Lines ferry to all the different islands, or check time for the mail drop ferry. It stops at, I believe 7 different islands, unloading and picking up cargo, cars, etc. Check my pic, for the smallest working lighthouse. The ferry is...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We took the 1015 run to Peak's Island, and had a very enjoyable few hours looking on the island after renting a golf cart to see the place. Clean ferry over, on time, no problems, and a relatively full boat. No issues at all, and...More

2  Thank UncleChuck
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I stayed on Peakes Island a few years ago and loved it.There is much to do,sailing, biking, hiking ,walking. . Afew restaurants but mostly a place to relax .I love it there and the ride out on the mailboat is fun even if you're just...More

1  Thank Bellaluna64
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Portland Ferry service offers a round-trip, 3 hour cruise on their 'mail run', a working ferry that delivers mail and packages/supplies to several of the islands in Casco Bay. It is a relaxing and fun way to see the Bay (with narration) and get...More

2  Thank BearZee
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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
27 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