Casco Bay Ferry: Islands, Scenic Cruises Discover It All

Summer & Fall: Casco Bay Ferry line serves as a lifeline to the islands in Casco Bay just off Portland. With hundreds of island residents counting on the ferry service to provide transportation and needed supplies the ferry line has become a part of their everyday existence. Hoping aboard the ferry is easy and both residents and visitors will find that the ferry schedule to the islands makes it easy to explore these tiny treasures. Casco Bay Ferry services Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island, Big Diamond Island, Long, Chebeague and Cliff Island. In addition to providing transportation to and from the island the Casco Ferry Cruise line also provides scenic tours that will enable visitors to catch glimpses of the beauty of Maine’s coastline and all the sea animals along the way. One of their popular day cruises is from Portland harbor to Bailey’s Island. This is a five hour cruise which runs by Potts Island and Eagle Island, home to Admiral Peary, world famous explorer and Bowdoin graduate. This is a narrated cruise where you will learn about the history of Maine’s coast and lighthouses along the way. Another great cruise is the Moonlight cruise where you will enjoy the Portland coastline while cruising in the twilight hours. Casco Bay Ferry Lines also offers a musical cruise series where guest can enjoy live music while enjoying the sights from the boat. If you are looking for a real “Maine” experience than a lobster bake cruise may be just what you’re looking for. Guest will be delivered to Greenwood Gardens located close to the docks on Peaks Island where they can enjoy a homestyle, lobster bake oceanside. Casco Bay Ferry is more than just a ride to the islands, be sure to plan your trip now seats are limited.