Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tours: The Best Way to Discover Portland

Whether you are planning a vacation in Maine, visiting with friends or family in Portland, or on a cruise ship visiting this scenic New England port, you’ll soon discover that Portland is a unique destination that is not easily forgotten. As one of the nation’s most active seaports, Portland is virtually surrounded by saltwater and the islands of Casco Bay. With stunning coastal views, award-winning dining, its rich heritage, exceptional shopping, and seasonal activities (Maine weather lends itself to everything from surfing in July to skiing in January), there is no shortage of things to do in Portland, Maine. In fact, you may have a hard time planning your own Portland, Maine sightseeing adventure with so many options to choose from. When trying to decide what to do in Portland, Maine, consider putting Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tours at the top of your list.

The Best Things To Do in Portland, Maine Require The Best Land and Sea Tour Company in Portland

While lighthouses are a big part of the culture in Maine, there is much more to explore in Portland. As Portland’s #1 sightseeing tour company, we give our guests a very special insider’s view of our little city. We are a locally owned and operated company with more than 20 years experience providing land and sea tours for our guests. Our commitment to exceptionally clean and well maintained trolleys and boats, informative and friendly tour guides, and 100% customer satisfaction has also earned us the Certificate of Excellence award from Trip Advisor. Not only do we make sightseeing in Portland a lot easier, we make it the best way to discover Portland! Here’s a quick look at some of our unique tours: Land & Sea Tour If you truly want to make Portland, Maine sightseeing a priority, this is the tour for you! The Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tour combines our quintessential Trolley Tour with our Lighthouse Lovers Cruise on Casco Bay. During the tour you will see (and learn about) these famous sights first-hand:

  • The Portland Observatory
  • The Victoria Mansion
  • The Portland Museum of Art
  • The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House
  • Famous Lighthouses
  • Civil War Era Forts
  • Historic Neighborhoods
  • Famous Island Homes
  • Seals and Seabirds

Our trolley tours run from the beginning of May through the end of October, and our boat tours run from the second week of May through the end of October.   Many visitors take our city tour from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and then grab a bite to eat at a waterfront restaurant (followed by some calorie-burning shopping) in the Old Port before boarding one of our afternoon harbor cruises. Of course, you can select any schedule that works best for you. Our cruises have a full service bar and delicious snacks. The Land and Sea Combo Tour allows you to maximize your sightseeing in Portland and save some money!  Lighthouse Lovers Cruise On this 90-minute narrated cruise, you’ll see the busy harbor, innermost islands, coastal wildlife, four lighthouses (Portland Harbor Breakwater Light (Bug Light), Spring Point Ledge Light, Ram Island Ledge Light) including an exceptional close-up view of the famous Portland Head Light, as well as historic forts. Please note that the sights are subject to change depending on the weather and sea conditions. A full service bar and snacks are available.  Portland City & Lighthouse Tour  Once you board the trolley, sit back, relax and get ready for an exciting 105-minute fully narrated tour. We are the only trolley tour in Portland to bring our guests to the Portland Head Light for a 30 minute stop.  In addition, you can also see things like the Victoria Mansion, the Old Port, and the childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Sunset Lighthouse Cruise Whether you are looking for a romantic night out or a relaxed evening on the water, this 105-minute cruise gives you a breathtaking view of the inner islands and lighthouses at dusk. Guests can enjoy beverages and snacks with the full service bar.

Making Portland, Maine Sightseeing Memorable With Charters

Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tours offers a wide variety of sightseeing and charter transportation options to make your groups visit even more special. Trolley Charters are often used for weddings, special dinners and group tours.  The Islander and Bay View Lady are available for private Boat Charters.  Island transportation, weddings, corporate gatherings and birthdays are just a few of the reasons our customers charter their own boat.  Our boats are U.S. Coast Guard certified and can accommodate groups between 10 to 100 people. We have a liquor license and full bar service, as well as snack and catering options. Finally, private lobster bakes are also available for groups. Here, you can enjoy a full Maine lobster bake (available in 2- and 3-hour blocks) while cruising Casco Bay.

Plan Your Sightseeing Adventure in Portland, Maine Now!

Since Portland, Maine is exceptionally popular in the summer months, be sure to book your Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tours early! For more information, or to plan a special event, email us or call us at 207.774.0808.  When you tour with Portland Discovery, you are our guest – and not just our passenger. Book your tour today!