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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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A Great 3 Hours

There are many options for cruises out of Portland, but our group chose the 3 hour "Mail Boat Run... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Peaks Island! Great day

Fun day--small island and short trip but fun. We wanted to go to another island the next day but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mail run” (33 reviews)
“casco bay” (112 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank 80JGager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the ferry over to the island on our last day in Portland. We rented bikes and took a quick ride around the island. The ride took us about 45 minutes. The ride was beautiful with amazing views. We missed the ferry going back,...More

4  Thank rachelmast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a business meeting, I had one full day to play in Portland and read the reviews about the mailboat run. Truly, an excellent way to get away from the hordes of the wharf area and see some of the beautiful islands. $16 for three...More

7  Thank beeedell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family and friends really enjoyed the ride across Casco Bay to Peaks Island. This was a fun way to see the island and enjoy a day on the water.

2  Thank Scott J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the mailboat ride across Casco Bay to the many islands there. The boat delivers more than mail, people get on and off the islands and packages and freight are also delivered! The ride is narrated and you learn quite a bit about the area....More

2  Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Peaks Island in Maine and we had a great time. Prior to goung we made a reservatuon for a golf cart for the four of us. Brought along snacks and drove around the island stopping along to visit various sites. We also...More

2  Thank Edmond N
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Not sure which we would like better, we took two tours of the Casco Bay Islands. The mail boat tour is a real value and opportunity to see at least the coast of a few islands. We also took the ferry to Peak's Island and...More

4  Thank 533darlened
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We took the mailboat trip on a beautiful day..it was wonderful trip. We talked to a lot of locals and learned some very interesting facts. Life on an island....forget just traffic, there are tides, fogs, strict hours of operation, etc. Try to image kids and...More

1  Thank shaynashayna
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We took a 1 1/2 hour ferry tour that showed us the Casco Islands and provided some very interesting history. We also took a trolley tour and got to see these islands from land. This is an absolutely beautiful area of Maine and definitely worth...More

1  Thank Simonizzze
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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 CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
I've never done the Casco Bay cruise with kids that young, but I've done enough sailing and other boating with children of all ages who have enjoyed immensely being on the water and doing something totally new. They are... More