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Casco Bay Islands

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Mail Boat Run!

Short on time on a visit but want to see coastal Maine? Take the mail boat and see Casco Bay! Bring... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Elizabeth B
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... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Baldwinsville, New York
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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” (108 reviews)
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Short on time on a visit but want to see coastal Maine? Take the mail boat and see Casco Bay! Bring along a picnic and enjoy the views from the deck of a Casco Bay Ferry. If you keep watch - you might just see...More

2  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

1  Thank nomrapetote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

1  Thank rnorriss
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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....More

Thank mommabear207
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
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...More

2  Thank lunalovegoodpotter
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
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
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...More

2  Thank GarrettG373
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...More

5  Thank Dcon215
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Kim D
Son doing surgery rotation at Maine hospital in Portland. Rough idea how convenient to Cisco bay?
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
Hi, Kim. What would you like to know about this attraction? Can we take our 70 lb dog on the Ferry?
26 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
Is it kid friendly? We have a 2 year old and are wondering if this would be a good activity. Thanks
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