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Outdoor adventurers can race white-water rapids, cycle the winding shore roads or kayak beside playful harbor seals. For slower-paced fun, there are plenty of antique shops, cozy lobster shacks, charming inns and locally brewed beer on hand.

And, oh, did we mention the lobster?


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$78 Day Trips & Excursions

New England Coastal Tour from Boston, with Kennebunkport

Morning pickup is available from downtown Boston hotels if pre-arranged at time of booking. Otherwise, meet in downtown Boston and hop aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach for a comfortable, scenic ride north through North Shore, the region between Boston and New Hampshire.Soak up views of the rocky coastline dotted with marshes, wetlands, beaches and harbors. Your guide will explain why this is an important historical, cultural and economic region of Massachusetts.Visit Hampton Beach in New Hampshire for a brief stop to stretch your legs and a look at the Atlantic shoreline from the sands of this popular summer destination.  After Labor Day, this stop will be a drive by and a visit to the famous Stonewall Kitchens will be added.Afterward, continue your journey along the coast to Maine. Your next stop is Nubble Light, formally known as the Cape Neddick Lighthouse. Located on Cape Neddick near entrance to York River, this 19th-century lighthouse is a famous American icon and a classic example of a picturesque lighthouse, so be sure to snap some photos!Stop in the town of Kennebunkport for free time to enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many eateries featuring all kinds of fresh seafood. After lunch, browse the shops and  enjoy Kennebunk's charming tree-lined streets showcase typical 18th- and 19th-century architecture constructed by merchants and sea captains.You’ll also drive by Walker Point to view President Bush's summer home before returning to Boston.This tour is seasonal and only operates from May to October.

$24 Tours & Sightseeing

Narrated Sightseeing Tour of Portland, Maine, Aboard a Vintage Fire Engine

Portland Fire Engine Co. operates a unique narrated sightseeing tour of Portland, Maine aboard a Vintage Fire Engine. We explore the peninsula of Portland and its many lighthouses and forts as well as the amazing architectural buildings hidden inside the cobble stoned streets that make up our wonderful city. The tour is a great way of reliving Portland’s past. Viewing the area while high up on the Fire Engine gives amazing views of Casco Bay as well as fantastic opportunities for photographs. The tours are approximately 50 minutes in length and are fully narrated by a very knowledgeable guide while displaying high resolution photographs from the Maine Historical Society via our on-board multimedia system, which includes a large flat LED TV. Tours require a minimum of 4 passengers to run, with a maximum of 13 people per Engine. Larger groups/parties will be split up allowing time for shopping, eating, or just exploring the Old Port.

$116.66 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor Tour from Boston

Your tour will depart from Boston in the early morning as you begin your drive up to Acadia National Park in Maine (entrance fee not included). The park is considered the smallest National Park in the US, but features stunning views in all seasons! Your first stop inside is beautiful Sand Beach, tucked away between two walls of solid pink granite. To the south, the beach is open to the sea with spectacular views ideal for pictures. Continuing your tour you'll drive up to Cadillac Mountain and stop at Thunder Hole, where you may have the chance to experience its thunderous sound. Atop the pink granite Cadillac Mountain, you'll be able to take in the sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Frenchman Bay. Cadillac Mountain is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and one of the first places in the United States to see the sunrise.   Your next stop will be Jordan Pond, which is recognized by the distinctive shape of the two mountains- the “Bubbles”. The water in the pond is extremely clear and, when it's calm, you can see the rocks on the bottom of the pond and enjoy the mirrored reflection of the “Bubbles”. Your first day ends after Jordan Pond with a relaxing stay in your local hotel accommodation. The next morning, you'll depart from your hotel for Bar Harbor. There, you have the option to take a cruise (ticket fee not included) to learn about the local wildlife like harbor seals, bald eagles, and sea ducks. During the cruise, your captain and staff will speak about Maine lobster and the long tradition of lobstering in the area. At lunchtime, you are free to seek your own lunch and enjoy steamed Maine lobster, lobster ice cream, blueberry ice cream, blueberry pie or even some blueberry beer- classic staples of Maine! After enjoying lunch in Bar Harbor, your group will begin the drive back to Boston. On the way, you'll make a stop in Portland Head Light. Here, you can partake in an optional visit to the historic lighthouse located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. First lit in 1791, making it the oldest lighthouse in the state. Portions of the building, which is located in Fort Williams Park, serve as a maritime museum. (admission fee not included) .  Afterwards, the tour will complete its final leg and return your group to Boston.

$139 Day Trips & Excursions

From New Hampshire to Maine Full Day Lighthouse Trail

You will depart from New Hampshire at 7:30am for a 1-day tour to see 5 different lighthouses in Maine. The first stop is a visit to Stonewall Kitchen for a sampling of their products. Stonewall Kitchen is a leading producer of jams, jellies, and relishes in New England. They put out 50 different products to sample and taste. Next it is on to Nubble Light, one of the most photographed lighthouses on the Maine Coast. There is a gift shop, artist painting and an ice-cream stand. Lunch will feature a Maine Lobster Lunch (chicken option is also available). Then it is on to visit the Portland Headlight and learn why George Washington commissioned a fort at this point and ordered a signal fire to be lit. The tour continues and you will see either the lighthouse at Spring Point or Bug Light. Several lighthouses will be seen today, while learning how the lighthouses are maintained and the many chores of the lighthouse keepers.A brief stop will be made at Kennebunkport Maine for shopping.The tour is approximately 9 hours and ends when you return to your original departure point.

$350 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Sunset Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat

Each charter includes a captain as well as a deckhand who will serve as your guide.  You will meet your guide at Bell Buoy Park, 72 Commercial Street, Portland ME.  This is adjacent to the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal.  Your guide will escort you down the ramp to the water taxi dock and assist you with boarding MONHEGAN, our vintage lobster boat.We will depart Portland Harbor and pass by Bug Light, Fort Gorges, Spring Point Ledge Light, and Fort Scammel as we make our way toward Portland Head Light. Your guide will point out these and other interesting sights as well as any wildlife we encounter.  If you wish, you can bring aboard food or beverages, and your guide will be happy to assist in serving.  MONHEGAN is stocked with glassware, plates, and utensils.  We provide a cooler with ice and bottled water on all charters.  Alcohol may be responsibly consumed by our guests of legal age. From Portland Head Light, your captain will navigate through some of the islands of Casco Bay.  You will watch Maine's rocky, tree-lined coast slip by as you relax on our deck chairs.  MONHEGAN is a very stable vessel, and she is outfitted with a retractable weather cover so your comfort aboard is assured.  As the sun gets low and bathes Casco Bay in golden light, your captain will round Great Diamond Island and turn into the setting sun for the final leg of your cruise.  You will be treated to views of Portland's skyline silhouetted by the setting sun.  Throughout the cruise, guests will find ample opportunities for photos.  Can you imagine a more perfect finish to your day in Maine?

$70 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Best of Portland Craft Drink Tour

Turns out Portland really does have it all. Find out how our breweries, wineries, and distilleries are turning out amazing craft alcohol products. Enjoy the best of all beverages with this 3-hour tour through some of Portland's best breweries and distilleries! The city may be well known for its beer, but Portland is also home to craft drinks of the wine and spirit variety.  We pick up at Old Port Spirits and Cigars on Commercial Street in Portland, the main thoroughfare running along the working waterfront downtown. Hop aboard the bus and we’ll head out on the Best of Portland Tour. All tastings, transportation, food, bottled water, and a take-home souvenir bag are included in the ticket price. This itinerary varies. We will be choosing 3 stops out of the following options (based on availability): Honeymaker Mead Hardshore Distilling Blue Lobster Wines Shipyard Brewing Urban Farm Fermentory New England Distilling Geary's Brewing Cellardoor Winery Stroudwater Distillery Rising Tide Brewing  Foulmouthed Brewing  Foundation Brewing Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstancesWe’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars on Commercial Street, where you can continue to explore the downtown area on foot!