Portland, Maine City and Lighthouse Tour-2 hours
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Commercial Street, Portland, ME
Whether this is your first visit or you've lived in Portland, you’ll explore the Greater Portland area from a new perspective. Come explore Commercial street, located on one of North America's last working waterfronts. Here you will see the cobblestone streets, 19th century fishing wharf's housing commercial lobstermen and other fisheries. Commercial street is located in the Old Port district and offers numerous boutiques, restaurants and bars for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Pass By: Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101
Pass by Eastern Promenade to see Fort Gorges and the view of Casco Bay.
Stop At: Portland Head Light, 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
Walk around the park, take photos, visit the gift shop or purchase a lobster roll.
Duration: 40 minutes
Pass By: Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, 2 Fort Rd Southern Maine Community College Campus, South Portland, ME 04106-1611
If time allows, we may stop briefly for a photo opportunity.
Pass By: Bug Light Park, South Portland Greenbelt Pathway, South Portland, ME 04106
If time allows, we may stop briefly for a photo opportunity.
- Bottled water
- Umbrella to use if needed
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Tour pick up is approximately 10 minutes walking from cruise ship terminal, less than 1/2 mile.
- We are able to provide booster seats (up to 2), please let us know in advance if needed.
- ***We may experience some delays on the tour, therefore please do not park at a meter as the limit is 2 hours and the tour is 2 hours.***
- Most travelers can participate
- Family Owned and Operated
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Ride in comfort. Learn history from native Maine family guides. Shared recommendations for other areas of interest. Enjoyed.
This was an excellent tour in a beautiful small bus. We loved Portland and thoroughly enjoyed the city and lighthouse.
This is a fairly new company that started tours in January, 2019. They did an excellent job. We were called the day before to confirm our attendance and on the day of the tour they called to verify the meeting point. While waiting, they called again to indicate a slight change in the pick-up location due to crowds. The new location was only a short walk and we were greeted with bottles of cold water. The van is brand new and very comfortable with clean windows so pictures could be taken. We had about 10 people in our group. We had a tour of the city and visited three lighthouses. We spent approximately 20-30 minutes at each location, plenty of time for photos. The driver and assistant were happy to take your photo with your camera. They assisted everyone in getting in and out of the van. The driver/guide grew up in a lobstering family so we learned a lot about lobsters. The overall tour length was about 2 hours and we were returned directly to our ship boarding location rather than the original pickup location which was great.
Lobster fisherman, native to the area, and one of the owners of this new business, was our tour guide. He was very informative, personable, and friendly. I highly recommend this tour. We learned about the area, lobsters and fishing for them. The scenery was beautiful. It was a great tour.
This is a great tour! The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. They give you lots of history of the city and information about lobster fishing. If you have the time, it's a great way to spend your time in Portland.
Eric was a great guide. He is very pleasant and informative. Mario was with him. Another great guy. This is their first year but we are sure they will be very successful. Hard working and very hospitable. We definitely recommend them. We wish them much success.
My family very much enjoyed this tour during our port visit. Pickup location was a short walk from the cruise terminal. Eric was a very knowledge and enjoyable tour guide. Van was comfortable and air-conditioned. Since it was quite hot out, the cold bottles of water provided were appreciated. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour. The Tour guides Eric and Mario were knowledgeable, friendly and shared a lot of information regarding other things to do and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. If you are in Portland visiting you don't want to miss this one.
Learn about Portland, lighthouses, Casco Bay Lobstering, Restaurants, and things to do. Very comfortable van, really professional and interesting tour guide. Enjoyed our afternoon.
I liked this tour for the following reasons. 1: the touring van was comfortable with great air conditioning. I was offered a cold bottle of water and he had umbrellas if needed. I found that to be amazing. 2. Eric was funny and personable. He was knowledgeable about the city, especially about lobsters! 3: the tour stopped at the Head Light and left us there to wander around and see the sites for 45 minutes. That was very nice and saved me from having to go back on my own. 4: The tour stopped at another light house and we were able to walk around for a few minutes. Based on Eric’s recommendation, we found some great restaurants to eat at for a very good price. My only critique is I am not sure I learned much about Portland itself. There just wasn’t much information about architecture and city facts. I was tempted to take another city tour but noted most of them were under an hour so perhaps there isn’t much more to tell about Portland. I would recommend the tour. It was a great price especially for all the amenities.
Love the information, the area is beautiful, and it was short and sweet. Very accommodating and knowledgeable guide. Would highly recommend