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Portland: Best of Maine Lighthouse Scenic Cruise

Portland: Best of Maine Lighthouse Scenic Cruise

Sit back and relax as you cruise along the serene Casco Bay in Portland, Maine. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Portland and see the four iconic lighthouses, the sights of Portland Harbor, and the picturesque waterway Diamond Pass. During the cruise, explore the bustling inner harbor and main shipping channel to get close-up views of civil war era forts and the lighthouses that guide mariners into Portland Harbor. Along with the historical waterfront, you'll also get the chance to see the Portland Head Light, Bug Light, and the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.

Portland: Sightseeing Cruise to Portland Head Light

Portland: Sightseeing Cruise to Portland Head Light

Enjoy this fully narrated 60-minute scenic cruise through busy Casco Bay and its iconic islands to see lighthouses, forts, lobster boats, seals, and seabirds. Take in the views of Portland's historical lighthouses, including a close up view of Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse. As you cruise along the Casco bay, keep an eye out for Spring Point Ledge Light, Portland Breakwater Light (Bug Light), Ram Island Ledge Light, Portland Head Light, Fort Scammel, Fort Gorges, and Portland Harbor.

Portland: Maine Lighthouses Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

Portland: Maine Lighthouses Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

Uncover the beauty of the Portland Harbor and Casco Bay aboard the Elizabeth Grace on this sightseeing cruise from Portland. Sail past iconic lighthouses, historic forts, and rocky islands while sipping on 1 complimentary alcoholic beverage. Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious ship at the Custom House Wharf. Take in views of the city's charming skyline as you embark on your cruise. Unwind with a delectable craft beverage in hand as you sail. Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise by lighthouses, 200-year-old forts, and rocky and stunning islands. Cruise with confidence knowing that the ship is regularly maintained to the highest safety standards. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like loons, black ducks, and buffleheads as you sail. Return to your starting point at the Custom House Wharf at the end of your cruise. GROUP OF 6 OR MORE? Please reach out to us about private charter options for the best experience possible!

Portland: Private Island Fort Tour

Portland: Private Island Fort Tour

Discover the charm of Maine's coastline on this sightseeing cruise from Portland's harbor to Fort Scammel on the privately owned House Island. Tour the only fort in Portland Harbor to have seen active combat. Sip on a refreshing drink during your cruise. Hop aboard the spacious and comfortable ship 'Elizabeth Grace' and set sail for House Island. Capture pictures of Portland's charming skyline as you make your way to Casco Bay. Admire views of Casco Bay’s stone fortresses which were mostly built in the early 19th century. They recall an era when the defense of the coastline was needed. Now, they’re gorgeous relics perched on the Bay’s various islands, each with its own unique identity. Step back in time at Fort Scammel which is privately-owned and was inaccessible to the public for decades. Take in the views from the west side of this verdant 24 acre island. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. GROUP OF 6 OR MORE? Please reach out to us about private charter options for the best experience possible!

Portland: Sunset Paddleboard Guided Tour

Portland: Sunset Paddleboard Guided Tour

The hour just before sunset is the best time to paddle the waters of Casco Bay. The light is beautiful, the harbor is less busy and the seas tend to be calmer, often creating ideal conditions for paddle boarding. It’s also a great time to spot wildlife like seals and loons. Your tour will start off with a quick stand up paddle board lesson. Then your licensed Maine Guide will lead you on a leisurely paddle along the Portland waterfront. As you venture onto the open waters of the bay you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the sun setting over the city as you paddle back to the beach. This roughly 2-hour trip is perfect for all skill levels — including first-time paddle boarders. The SUPs we use for our tours are suitable for paddlers weighing up to 250 pounds.

Boston,Portland,Acadia National Park 3-Day Tour from NYC

Boston,Portland,Acadia National Park 3-Day Tour from NYC

Today we will start from New York and head north to Boston, the largest city in New England. Walk into the New England Aquarium to feel the shock of the ocean again and take the Boston Harbor View Boat to admire the seaside city from a water perspective. then we will drive up to the Acadia National Park; Maine's most northeastern region. And then around noon, we are down to the local oldest Baltic seaport: Bar Harbor. In the end, we will take the Nature Cruise, learning about the local wild marine animals. On the last day we will first go to the Portland Lighthouse located in Williamsburg Park to experience the beautiful scenery of Portland Harbor. Then go to Portland City free walk. After that we will return to New York. Day 1: Itinerary: Depart from New York → New England Aquarium (Optional, 60 mins) → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins ) → Hotel Hotel:Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville; similar Day 2 Itinerary: Acadia National Park In-Depth Tour (Mandatory, 120 mins, including the top of Cadillac Mountain and Jordan Pond ) → Bar Harbor (75 mins) → Acadia Nature Cruise (Optional, 90 mins) → Lobster Dinner (Optional, 60 mins) Pass by: Eagle Lake Hotel:Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville; similar Day 3 Itinerary: Hotel → Fort Williams Park & Portland Head Lighthouse (optional, 40 mins) → Portland City Free Walk (30 mins) → New York City

Portland Harbor: Our most recommended tours and activities

Portland: Best of Maine Lighthouse Scenic Cruise

Portland: Best of Maine Lighthouse Scenic Cruise

Sit back and relax as you cruise along the serene Casco Bay in Portland, Maine. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Portland and see the four iconic lighthouses, the sights of Portland Harbor, and the picturesque waterway Diamond Pass. During the cruise, explore the bustling inner harbor and main shipping channel to get close-up views of civil war era forts and the lighthouses that guide mariners into Portland Harbor. Along with the historical waterfront, you'll also get the chance to see the Portland Head Light, Bug Light, and the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.

Portland: Sightseeing Cruise to Portland Head Light

Portland: Sightseeing Cruise to Portland Head Light

Enjoy this fully narrated 60-minute scenic cruise through busy Casco Bay and its iconic islands to see lighthouses, forts, lobster boats, seals, and seabirds. Take in the views of Portland's historical lighthouses, including a close up view of Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse. As you cruise along the Casco bay, keep an eye out for Spring Point Ledge Light, Portland Breakwater Light (Bug Light), Ram Island Ledge Light, Portland Head Light, Fort Scammel, Fort Gorges, and Portland Harbor.

Portland: Maine Lighthouses Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

Portland: Maine Lighthouses Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

Uncover the beauty of the Portland Harbor and Casco Bay aboard the Elizabeth Grace on this sightseeing cruise from Portland. Sail past iconic lighthouses, historic forts, and rocky islands while sipping on 1 complimentary alcoholic beverage. Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious ship at the Custom House Wharf. Take in views of the city's charming skyline as you embark on your cruise. Unwind with a delectable craft beverage in hand as you sail. Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise by lighthouses, 200-year-old forts, and rocky and stunning islands. Cruise with confidence knowing that the ship is regularly maintained to the highest safety standards. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like loons, black ducks, and buffleheads as you sail. Return to your starting point at the Custom House Wharf at the end of your cruise. GROUP OF 6 OR MORE? Please reach out to us about private charter options for the best experience possible!

Portland: Private Island Fort Tour

Portland: Private Island Fort Tour

Discover the charm of Maine's coastline on this sightseeing cruise from Portland's harbor to Fort Scammel on the privately owned House Island. Tour the only fort in Portland Harbor to have seen active combat. Sip on a refreshing drink during your cruise. Hop aboard the spacious and comfortable ship 'Elizabeth Grace' and set sail for House Island. Capture pictures of Portland's charming skyline as you make your way to Casco Bay. Admire views of Casco Bay’s stone fortresses which were mostly built in the early 19th century. They recall an era when the defense of the coastline was needed. Now, they’re gorgeous relics perched on the Bay’s various islands, each with its own unique identity. Step back in time at Fort Scammel which is privately-owned and was inaccessible to the public for decades. Take in the views from the west side of this verdant 24 acre island. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. GROUP OF 6 OR MORE? Please reach out to us about private charter options for the best experience possible!

Portland: Sunset Paddleboard Guided Tour

Portland: Sunset Paddleboard Guided Tour

The hour just before sunset is the best time to paddle the waters of Casco Bay. The light is beautiful, the harbor is less busy and the seas tend to be calmer, often creating ideal conditions for paddle boarding. It’s also a great time to spot wildlife like seals and loons. Your tour will start off with a quick stand up paddle board lesson. Then your licensed Maine Guide will lead you on a leisurely paddle along the Portland waterfront. As you venture onto the open waters of the bay you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the sun setting over the city as you paddle back to the beach. This roughly 2-hour trip is perfect for all skill levels — including first-time paddle boarders. The SUPs we use for our tours are suitable for paddlers weighing up to 250 pounds.

Boston,Portland,Acadia National Park 3-Day Tour from NYC

Boston,Portland,Acadia National Park 3-Day Tour from NYC

Today we will start from New York and head north to Boston, the largest city in New England. Walk into the New England Aquarium to feel the shock of the ocean again and take the Boston Harbor View Boat to admire the seaside city from a water perspective. then we will drive up to the Acadia National Park; Maine's most northeastern region. And then around noon, we are down to the local oldest Baltic seaport: Bar Harbor. In the end, we will take the Nature Cruise, learning about the local wild marine animals. On the last day we will first go to the Portland Lighthouse located in Williamsburg Park to experience the beautiful scenery of Portland Harbor. Then go to Portland City free walk. After that we will return to New York. Day 1: Itinerary: Depart from New York → New England Aquarium (Optional, 60 mins) → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 60 mins ) → Hotel Hotel:Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville; similar Day 2 Itinerary: Acadia National Park In-Depth Tour (Mandatory, 120 mins, including the top of Cadillac Mountain and Jordan Pond ) → Bar Harbor (75 mins) → Acadia Nature Cruise (Optional, 90 mins) → Lobster Dinner (Optional, 60 mins) Pass by: Eagle Lake Hotel:Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville; similar Day 3 Itinerary: Hotel → Fort Williams Park & Portland Head Lighthouse (optional, 40 mins) → Portland City Free Walk (30 mins) → New York City

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