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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Great to get out on the water

Nice clean boat, but the acoustic/speakers were not loud enough when the boat was in full speed... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York
Best bang for your buck!

The senior rate of $3.85 for a round trip to Peaks Island cinched it for us, and we got much more... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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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” (109 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice clean boat, but the acoustic/speakers were not loud enough when the boat was in full speed. Had some difficultly in hearing the excellent history of what we were seeing, it was informative and the guide and crew were friendly.

1  Thank brInnkeeper
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The senior rate of $3.85 for a round trip to Peaks Island cinched it for us, and we got much more than expected.....friendly staff, awesome Island pics, and informational. Enjoyable day. We also did the 3 hr mail run, a must do. Learned a lot...More

2  Thank sstangel
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Two parts of awesomeness! You get 2.5-3 hrs of awesome views of all the islands along w narration from the capt. you also get some insight into island life... washers, fridges, lumber, groceries... it all goes by boat and you get to watch it go...More

2  Thank LisaAS6427PG
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Previously we took the mailboat around the Casco Cay islands, but this time we just went to Peaks and got off for a few hours. It was marginal weather and the summer crowd had gone home, so it was interesting to see, meet and listen...More

Thank outoford
Reviewed 7 October 2016

On a picture-perfect fall day, the ferry is the way to go. Beautiful scenery of the islands as the boat putters along. It's the best way to get close-up views of sailing and lobster boats in the bay, and views of the more private parts...More

3  Thank PriscillaKerrs
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went in August, so it was a bit chilly.. If you go around this time, don't forget a sweater because it does get windy. The overall ride was nice and I enjoyed every view. We took some wonderful pictures every chance we got. The...More

1  Thank Jazmin T
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visited Island by the ferry boat. Its fun place with great local food and nice view of the shore lines and light houses

Thank ShubhKush
Reviewed 2 October 2016

On time, friendly personnel, smooth sailing, efficient! A very pleasant way to travel and very easy.

Thank suztravels_10
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I booked what was listed as the "Sunset Cruise" but was disappointed to discover that the trip was really just a commuter boat that happened to depart near the sunset hour. For the price of the ticket we were handed a map of points of...More

1  Thank Tanya H
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Perfect getaway for a day. Lobster and clambake with activities and a boat ride. Price was good for the day.

Thank Anna Maria M
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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