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Tours for Cruise Ship Passengers

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Welcome to Portland Maine

We’re excited to share our beautiful city with you!

Portland Discovery offers you the opportunity to learn about the city of Portland, or Casco Bay, or both! You can see the famous Portland Head Light on our open air trolleys or explore the island studded waters of Casco Bay on one of our classic tour boats. We are located in the heart of Portland’s quaint Old Port shopping district where you’ll want to spend time enjoying the historic cobble stone streets, beautiful architecture and meeting friendly locals who will make this a day to remember.

Cruise ships can dock in two locations in Portland. One is the Portland Ocean Terminal at Maine State Pier, and the other is the Ocean Gateway Terminal. Depending on which dock your ship is located at, you can expect about a 10 to 15 minutes walk to get to us. The walk down Commercial Street is a great introduction to our thriving waterfront and will take you past many shops and restaurants along the way.

If you need assistance getting to our location, there are taxi companies and ride share services in the city that you can reach out to for transport.

We offer worry free booking! If your port call is canceled for any reason you are entitled to a full refund. All tickets purchased can be refunded for any reason up to 24 hours prior to your tour date.

Portland City & Lighthouse Tour (by trolley)

Enjoy a 1 hour and 45 minutes, fully narrated tour as our engaging and informative guides treat you to Portland’s diverse history and hidden gems. After exploring the Portland peninsula, we’ll take you from city streets to rocky coast for a 30 minutes stop at Portland Head Light — Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse! See the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the Victoria Mansion, the Portland Observatory, the bustling Old Port and more!

Booking online is highly recommended, as tours sell out quickly.

*Adding a harbor/lighthouse cruise is easy as all tours begin and end at Long Wharf

To book the Land & Sea, select COMBO TOUR.

An Exhilarating Experience with Portland Discovery Tours!

Had a spectacular tour!

Our operators (thanks Bill!) were refreshingly knowledgeable and did a great job conveying the history and sights of Portland. Walking away with a wealth of new knowledge.

– Marko P
Highly recommend!

Do the sunset tour! We had a wonderful time touring the bay and learning about Portland. Saw some wildlife, lighthouses, and awesome sunset colors. The boat experience itself was calm and enjoyable.

– Jeremy Y
Great experience!

Had a great experience with these guys and gals! They provided a wonderful Lighthouse Sunset Tour. It was so enjoyable for our whole family. We will do this again the next time we are in Portland!

– Matt P
Definitely worth it!

Well executed tour that shows you most of the areas attractions and tells you about the history and how people live here. No motion sickness. They sell have a bar and sell basic snacks.

– Pieter R • Google
Fantastic tour guide!

So knowledgeable and the history of Portland and all the views were amazing. We are glad we came in early may right before the busy season because to tour was small and intimate. A must do activity while visiting!

– Danielle M