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Casco Bay Islands

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Address: 56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04112
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An archipelago of islands off of Portland.

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Came in for cocktails had some interesting martinis

Always fun we we traverl to Ogunquit to visit out sons. We only had cocktails. There is so much to do and see here in portland. Shopping is always fun you can spend all day... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Baldwinsville, New York
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Baldwinsville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always fun we we traverl to Ogunquit to visit out sons. We only had cocktails. There is so much to do and see here in portland. Shopping is always fun you can spend all day doing that.

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Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

take the mail run, pack a lunch,bring your binoculars AND a warm jacket. It's chilly on the water. Takes you from island to island in Casco Bay.

Thank rnorriss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took Bailey's Island cruise with family, and everyone enjoyed it. Brilliant day on the ocean, comfortable seating, including out of the sun. Two stayed on board with picnic lunch, while others left. Some ate right there at restaurant, while others hiked over bridge for take-out. Everyone had a good time.

Thank mommabear207
New Haven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Take a car ferry or just a cruise. The Casco Bay Islands are beautiful and historic. We suggest the mail boat cruise. Cruise while the boat delivers mail and freight to the islands' residents.

2 Thank Chuck52310
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

we took the ferry to peak island. the ride was great, we really enjoyed it. it did get quite full but we had arrived early and had our pick of seats. on Peaks Island we were disappointed to find that there were no more golf carts for rent. if you have a chronic illness or something that prevents you from... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Very informative and relaxing cruise around the islands. We did the mailroom run which lasted from about 3-6, and enjoyed the descriptions and narration by the crew. BYOB.

1 Thank K_Santiago_11
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Took ferry ride to Peak Island (multiple times of day). Gives nice view harbor, Portland itself, and other islands. Can get quite full to get there a little early or just take the next one.

1 Thank Craig W
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very much enjoyed our ferry ride out to Peaks Island, but we wish there was more to do at Peaks Island while there, since it's now approaching "winter" season there in October. Most things are closed and not too much happening, though golf carts or bikes could be rented. Seems it would be an amazing summer getaway.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We lucked out with the weather! Had a great time on the Casco Mail Run! They literally deliver mail and goods on this cruise! Go to The Standard Bakery first and grab snacks. It's a three-hour tour. Great narration about the islands in the Casco Bay. Definitely recommend.

5 Thank Dcon215
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Easy to grab a ticket to go to another Island and you climb aboard with plenty of heated space. Beautiful view of the bay area. They run a tight schedule, so be there on the hour. You can also ferry your car too.

2 Thank lewgren

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