Portland Highlights & Schooner Adventure

4 hours | Portland | P W M - 6 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Old Port
  • Eastern Promenade Pathway
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House
  • Fort Williams Park
  • Portland Head Light
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

For the ultimate experience, it's a driving tour and a sea cruise in one exciting excursion. First, you'll see the historic and contemporary sights of Portland as your air-conditioned transportation winds its way through Portland and drive along the Eastern Promenade with stunning views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands.

You'll then travel along the beautiful craggy coast to Cape Elizabeth, a charming little village situated on the southern shore of Casco Bay. You'll visit Fort Williams, once a military outpost and today, a popular park and site of Portland Head Light, Maine's oldest lighthouse. Commissioned by President Washington in 1797 and dedicated by the Marquis de Lafayette, it stands 80 feet above the rocky cliff and 101 feet above the icy blue waters of Casco Bay. Its white conical tower, and rambling red roofs makes Portland Head Light not only Portland's most recognizable landmark but the most photographed lighthouse in the U.S.

Your transportation will return to Portland where you'll embark on an authentic wooden schooner for a leisurely sail around Casco Bay. This once-in-a-lifetime experience begins when you board the "Wendameen" (or similar vessel) for a two hour adventure. This legendary tall ship is an 88-ft schooner with an experienced crew who will share their knowledge of the sea and sailing. ("Wendameen" was launched in 1912 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places). Sit back, relax and take in the sights of Casco's waters, listen to the barking of the harbor seals and watch for an occasional eagle. If you prefer, you can join the crew and help hoist the sails and take a turn at the ship's wheel.

Special Notes:

Tour may operate in alternative order. Participants must be able to walk approximately 200 yards (optional) over even surfaces with 5 steps to board the schooner. This tour will operate rain or shine so dress in layers and bring along a rain jacket. Bring along your binoculars. Using restroom on vessel requires climbing up and down 7 steep steps.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the pier for a scenic drive to the Portland Headlight Lighthouse

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart the Portland Headlight Lighthouse for the waterfront to embark the vessel

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:20

Embark vessel for 2-hour harbor cruise

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
47
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
7
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Debark vessel and return to the ship on foot

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Walking distance:
200