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Boat Tour

Casco Bay Boat Cruise

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You’re invited to an evening on the water with Maine Coast Heritage Trust to celebrate the conservation work you make possible in Casco Bay.

Step aboard The Islander in downtown Portland, take  a seat (upper or lower deck), and hear the latest updates on MCHT’s work and partnership projects in Casco Bay from President and CEO Kate Stookey and our land protection and stewardship staff.

Departure and parking: 

Departs from: Portland Discovery Tours, Long Wharf, 170 Commercial Street, Portland

Please allow plenty of time to find parking in downtown Portland. There are numerous paid parking lots and garages in the area. Visit the Portland City website for a map of city facilities.

Portland Discovery recommends these nearby lots:

  • Ocean Gateway Lot at 2 Commercial Street
  • Angelo’s Acre Lot at 441 Commercial Street
  • Simba Parking Lot at 216 Fore Street
  • These lots range from a 7- to 20-minute walk from our location, depending on your pace.

The details:

We travel aboard The Islander, Portland Discovery’s spacious sightseeing vessel with plenty of bench seating on two levels. Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be offered self-serve in the main cabin where there is a staffed complimentary bar serving beer, wine, and non-alcoholic offerings. There are two bathrooms on board.

The boat is accessed by a narrow ramp and float that can be steep at lower tides and present a challenge for those with mobility issues. The top deck of the boat is accessible only by a set of stairs.

What to bring:

  • Extra layers—a fleece and jacket recommended. It gets chilly on the water as the sun goes down.
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • A water bottle (help us cut down on plastic!)
  • Strollers and pets are not allowed on board.
  • The Islander is not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy and weather:

If we have to cancel the tour due to foul weather in the forecast, we will notify you via email 24 hours in advance. We will make every effort to offer a rescheduled date for this tour if that happens.

If your plans change, please notify us as soon as possible so we can fill the spot from our wait list. Thank you!


Departure Location

Portland Discovery Tours, 170 Commercial St, Portland

170 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine 04101