Tours in Brunswick

Season Pass or Three-Night Mountain-Biking Adventure from Back Country Excursions (Up to 45% Off)

Back Country Excursions

Parsonsfield

Season pass grants unlimited access to 26 miles of backcountry trail; multiday guided cycling adventure traverses tree-lined terrain

$180 $106

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Wine Tasting with Cheese, Wineglasses, and 25% off Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Sweet Baby Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wineglasses and wine purchased with a discount

$34 $12

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Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner in a Lighthouse for Up to 4 from The Lighthouse Preservation Society (Up to 67% Off)

The Lighthouse Preservation Society

Newburyport

Prix fixe meal at a private table with harbor views from the top of the historic Newburyport Lighthouse

$900 $299

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Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 49% Off)

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

$48 $28

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$15 for Winery Tour for Two, Two Souvenir Glasses, and Wine Credit at Zorvino Vineyards ($30 Value)

Zorvino Vineyards

Sandown

Pairs wander through a pastoral vineyard, savor up to 9 wines from souvenir glasses, and $10 towards the purchase of wine

$30 $15

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$55 for Package with Wine Tasting, Wine Book, and Pruning Seminar at Candia Vineyards ($116 Value)

Candia Vineyards

Candia

Wine lovers receive a tasting for two, a voucher for dessert wine, chocolates, a wind chime, New England wine book, and a pruning seminar

$116 $55

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Semiprivate Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Picnic from Infinity & Beyond (Up to 40% Off)

Infinity & Beyond

Salem

In the care of an FAA-certified pilot, couples take to the skies for sunrise or sunset hot air balloon rides followed by a champagne picnic

$400 $240

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Segway Tours of Portland gears up for the Halloween season by visiting notable haunts of the Casco Bay area and recounting sinister tales and little-known historical facts. Journeys commence with a 30-minute introduction to Segway technology and proper operation, including a brief history of the machine as well as tips on using its secret pogo function. From a starting point on Pearl Street, wheel-mounted adventurers embark on a 60-minute exploration of the waterfront and Munjoy Hill, as experienced guides describe spine-tingling tales of pirates and phantom naval officers via audio headsets. The tour pauses periodically to allow guests to take advantage of scenic photo ops or collect autographs from famous poltergeists at the East End Cemetery.

25 Pearl St
Portland,
ME
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Mark and Nichole Stevens have always loved craft beer. Mark began homebrewing in his Mr. Coffee during college, and Nichole spent several years slinging drinks behind the bar. After spending a vacation in search of northern New England breweries that offered tours, the couple decided to create Maine Beer Tours to give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the burgeoning craft-beer industry.

Maine Beer Tours’ palatable expeditions explore the ins and outs of the brewing process and the Maine brewing industry. Groups sightsee at several well-known breweries that employ diverse brewing styles and ingredients, including the well-known Allagash Brewing Company, Shipyard Brewing Company, and Urban Farm Fermentory, which doubles as a food-fermentation center and bee yard. To help expand guests' knowledge and pique interest in new types of beer, breweries give guests samples of their toothsome porters, ales, and witches' brews.

180 Commercial St
Portland,
ME
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Whether leading visitors along the historic streets of Old Port or along the craggy coast near Portland's harbor in a trolley, the guides at Maine Foodie Tours regale visitors with background on the area's artisan cuisine. Each of them partners with local culinary artisans to uncover historical tidbits about dishes or reminiscences about the days when whoopie pies were still carved out of wood. On walking tours, they explain how fish houses, canneries, and textile mills have given way to coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants, stopping for samples of fish, cheese, and microbrews to illustrate each point. On chocolate tours, they may explore the history of the cocoa bean by leading guests to confectioneries that craft cupcakes, ice cream, fudge, and truffles. In the spring, summer, and fall, Maine Foodie Tours offers other excursions, such as trolley and bike tours.

Vervacious 227 Commercial Street
Portland,
Maine
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Nestled along the sandy shores of a spring-fed lake, Peters Pond RV Resort keeps campers comfortable with well-maintained campsites trumpeting a slew of amenities. Campers stow the bungalow-on-wheels or pop a tent at one of the resort’s many sites, keeping creature comforts flowing with hook-ups for necessities, including water, electricity, and fondue. Occupy sunshine-drenched days fishing the stocked lake, hiking nearby trails, or parading about the two beaches, or settle vacation quarrels with old-fashioned rounds of bocce ball, badminton, or horseshoes. Wash away the musk of strenuous hikes or the memories of losing at hot potato with the resort’s hot showers and laundry machines. The modern facilities also anchor campers to civilization, with cable hookups, a free WiFi hotspot, and hourly news updates beamed to each mind via the camp’s resident medium.

179 Saco Avenue
Old Orchard Beach,
ME
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Whale watching was a relatively new concept when John Fish's grandfather started giving tours. "We kind of originated it," Mr. Fish says. "Thirty years ago we were the only ones doing whale watching." As the company became more successful over the years, additional captains were brought on to cover the demand. Today, these crews continue to ferry groups into the habitats of several whale species, including humpback whales and sperm whales. Though the whales seen along Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch's journeys still breach and refuse to sign autographs, other things have changed over the years. Below deck, the current fleet's engines work to reduce emissions and provide a fume-free experience. Above deck, 360-degree viewing decks and modern technology help bring whales into sight. Onboard computers display large maps of where the aquatic mammals are known to swim, and GPS systems reroute boats around mermen constructing new reefs. In addition to illuminating the behavior of whales for passengers, the crew's wildlife experts point passengers toward other animals they spot along the way, such as white-sided dolphins and harbor seals. Though some variables are beyond their control, the crew members almost always spot whales and boasted a 98% success rate in 2009.

42 commercial street
Boothbay Harbor,
ME
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After a summer spent paddling a cumbersome aluminum kayak through northern Canada, two college students founded Lincoln Canoe & Kayak in an effort to design a lighter, more ergonomic vessel. Although ownership has switched hands since the brand's inception in 1959, the company continues to craft lightweight canoes and kayaks from fiberglass, Kevlar, or carbon fiber. From their retail paddle shop in Freeport, they also corral new and experienced kayakers into tour and expedition groups that explore Casco Bay, Deer Isle, and Muscongus Bay. Skilled guides impart their knowledge of Maine's coast and lead paddlers to discover Maine?s myriad waterways, where no river, inlet, pond, or kiddie pool is off-limits.

8 Varney Rd.
Freeport,
ME
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