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On Water & By Boat

Cruises & Sea Tours – a Perfect Way to Experience the Coast

It can easily be argued that the Greater Portland area is best experienced by sea; with so many harbors, lighthouses, coastal stretches and bends, Casco Bay is ideally suited for day trips on the ocean. Whether by fishing boat, sailboat, or kayak, whether guided with a group, or privately chartered, the region’s scenic appeal is always on display.

Fortunately, options for planning a memorable day on the ocean are many.

Visitors can always explore scenic Casco Bay on one of seven Casco Bay Lines scenic cruises to and around area islands, ranging from a "Moonlight Run” to day-long Baily Island Cruise. For those eager to witness playful seals and nesting osprey, sea tours and cruises created expressly for wildlife viewing or whale watching are the answer. There are also island, museums, and lighthouse tours to take in the region’s coastal attractions and learn some of its history. Clambakes or lobster bakes often play a part.

Visitors may decide to charter a private tour on a classic Maine lobster boat, (while trying a hand at hauling traps) or opt to explore Casco Bay on a 30' sloop. They can also choose to end a busy day with a relaxing sunset cruise, perhaps with musical accompaniment from local musicians. However they choose to chart their course, cruises and sea tours depart conveniently from coastal docks in Portland and neighboring towns. Many have scheduled tours daily during the summer season.

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FEATURED LISTINGS

Calendar Islands Sailing Co.

Calendar Islands Sailing Co.

South Portland
Intimate, comfortable, customized sailing experience suited to the needs and desires of our guests, second to none.

Casco Bay Custom Charters

Casco Bay Custom Charters

South Portland
Private cruises individually tailored to exceed our guests' expectations. All charters include an experienced captain and deckhand.
Casco Bay Lines

Casco Bay Lines

Portland
We provide year-round ferry services, scenic cruises and boat tours from Portland to the islands of Casco Bay.
Maine Foodie Tours

Maine Foodie Tours

Portland
Taste your way through town & learn about Maine's culinary scene. We’ll add interactive and tasty fun to tour agendas.

Maine Sailing Adventures

Maine Sailing Adventures

Portland
Join us aboard the 74-foot traditional sailing vessel Frances for public day sailing or charter. Weekly special events.
Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

Portland
Don’t just see Portland - discover it! Fully narrated trolley tours of the city and lighthouse & sunset cruises.
Portland Schooner Co.

Portland Schooner Co.

Portland
“Step aboard the Extraordinary.” 2-hr public sails & overnight windjammer cruises aboard the classic wooden schooners.

Wine Wise

Wine Wise

Portland
Wine and food pairing education at its best. Join Sommelier Erica Archer in an enlightening wine education experience.

FEATURED LISTINGS

Calendar Islands Sailing Co.

Calendar Islands Sailing Co.

South Portland
Intimate, comfortable, customized sailing experience suited to the needs and desires of our guests, second to none.
Casco Bay Custom Charters

Casco Bay Custom Charters

South Portland
Private cruises individually tailored to exceed our guests' expectations. All charters include an experienced captain and deckhand.
Casco Bay Lines

Casco Bay Lines

Portland
We provide year-round ferry services, scenic cruises and boat tours from Portland to the islands of Casco Bay.
Maine Foodie Tours

Maine Foodie Tours

Portland
Taste your way through town & learn about Maine's culinary scene. We’ll add interactive and tasty fun to tour agendas.
Maine Sailing Adventures

Maine Sailing Adventures

Portland
Join us aboard the 74-foot traditional sailing vessel Frances for public day sailing or charter. Weekly special events.
Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

Portland
Don’t just see Portland - discover it! Fully narrated trolley tours of the city and lighthouse & sunset cruises.
Portland Schooner Co.

Portland Schooner Co.

Portland
“Step aboard the Extraordinary.” 2-hr public sails & overnight windjammer cruises aboard the classic wooden schooners.
Wine Wise

Wine Wise

Portland
Wine and food pairing education at its best. Join Sommelier Erica Archer in an enlightening wine education experience.

BUSINESS LISTINGS

ELC Outdoors

ELC Outdoors

Portland
White water rafting, boat tours and wildlife boat tours in ME & NH.
 Fogg’s Boatworks, LLC

Fogg’s Boatworks, LLC

Portland
Offer boat rentals and private charters up to six passengers.
Go Sailing

Go Sailing

Falmouth
Get out on the water with sailing lessons or sailing charter.
 Lucky Catch Cruises

Lucky Catch Cruises

Portland
Participate or relax while hauling traps on a lobstering excursion.
Maine BayCycle

Maine BayCycle

Portland
Explore the water on Maine's first and only human powered boat.
 Maine Duck Tours

Maine Duck Tours

Portland
We offer an entertaining historical adventure of Portland.
Odyssey Whale Watch & Nature Cruises

Odyssey Whale Watch & Nature Cruises

Portland
Fully narrated, daily Whale Watching with naturalist aboard.
 Portland Harbor Water Tours

Portland Harbor Water Tours

Portland
A fun way to learn about the history within Portland Harbor.
Portland Paddle

Portland Paddle

Portland
Sea kayaking tours and paddleboard rentals and lessons.
 Portland Sea Taxi

Portland Sea Taxi

Portland
Ride in and around the beautiful Casco Bay Islands.
Ribbit Adventures LLC

Ribbit Adventures LLC

Portland
Boat tours of Casco Bay aboard a 6.5 meter RIB
  

BUSINESS LISTINGS

ELC Outdoors

Portland
White water rafting, boat tours and wildlife boat tours in ME & NH.

Fogg’s Boatworks, LLC

Portland
Offer boat rentals and private charters up to six passengers.

Go Sailing

Falmouth
Get out on the water with sailing lessons or sailing charter.

Lucky Catch Cruises

Portland
Participate or relax while hauling traps on a lobstering excursion.

Maine BayCycle

Portland
Explore the water on Maine's first and only human powered boat.

Maine Duck Tours

Portland
We offer an entertaining historical adventure of Portland.

Odyssey Whale Watch & Nature Cruises

Portland
Fully narrated, daily Whale Watching with naturalist aboard.

Portland Harbor Water Tours

Portland
A fun way to learn about the history within Portland Harbor.

Portland Paddle

Portland
Sea kayaking tours and paddleboard rentals and lessons.

Portland Sea Taxi

Portland
Ride in and around the beautiful Casco Bay Islands.

Ribbit Adventures LLC

Portland
Boat tours of Casco Bay aboard a 6.5 meter RIB

Odyssey Whale Watch
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