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sightseeing boat cruise around Portland coast

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sightseeing boat cruise around Portland coast

Any suggestions on the best sailing cruise around Portland to see the coast? Interested in a day cruise for a few hours. Thanks!

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1. Re: sightseeing boat cruise around Portland coast

Try checking out the Casco Bay Ferry Line

(www.cascobaylines.com) They have a number of scenic cruises, lobster bake, sunset etc... options. Make sure you read about what your choice offers for onboard refreshment options. Most of the day cruise stuff has snacks to buy, but you may be better off bringing lunch or stoppping off on one of the islands for a meal break.

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Casco Bay Lines are motorized ferry boats, not sailing. Depending on the time of year, you can take a 3-4 hour run to the furthest out island it goes, Cliff Island, with stops at Little Diamond, Great Diamond, Diamond Cove, Long and Chebeague Islands both on the way out and back. Boat leaves Portland at 10:00 am and 2:15 and 5:45 pm through Labor Day. They have shorter runs at other times. They also do a lunch cruise to Bailey Island. (You get off the ferry and eat at a restaurant there. www.cookslobster.com)

Another powered excursion is www.eagleislandtours.com

There are several beautiful sailboats that do cruises around Portand Harbor and the islands. My favorite is Bagheera (which I'm probably spelling wrong), but I don't have contact info. All the boats are docked within a couple blocks of Casco Bay Lines, and you can just wander and choose.

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Bagheera is run by Portland Schooner Co. It is a beautiful boat built in the early 1900's. Their website is www.portlandschooner.com

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4. Re: sightseeing boat cruise around Portland coast

A Casco Bay Lines sunset cruise would be pretty if it's not a cold day.

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