True to its name, Portland Discovery helps visitors explore the scenic coastal town's majestic, rocky coastline with tours by boat or vintage trolley bus. These tours include cruises among the lobster boats and seabirds of Casco Bay that pass lighthouses and historic forts, and trips through downtown that highlight local landmarks.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: White Water Rafting Maine - Kennebec, Penobscot, Dead Rivers
Pro Tip: Advance Reservations (2-6 weeks) required, vouchers only accepted with advance reservations and subject to availability.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Kennebec River Rafting
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I began whitewater kayaking and rafting in 1980, and never turned back.
What special training do you or your staff have?
All river guides are Registered Maine Whitewater Guides. This requires extensive training and a state of Maine examination.
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
Extensive on-river and off-river training and company policies. 38 years experience.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
In addition to fun and exciting whitewater trips, Maine Whitewater offers kayaking, ATV tours, wildlife tours, snowmobile tours and packages including deluxe cabins, tent camping, RV camping, and meals at our Maine Resorts.
After stepping onto one of Maine Water Tours' covered pontoons, groups of up to 14 embark upon river safaris down the Kennebec River. Sailors depart from The Kennebec Tavern and set out on the placid waters to enjoy breathtaking views and glimpses of local wildlife, from majestic bald eagles to awkward harbor seals. During the adults-only cocktail cruise, passengers are encouraged to bring along drinks, snacks, mixers, and any other party ephemera to enjoy during their two hours out on the water.
Acadia Air Tours grants passengers a birds-eye view of the coastal scenery of Acadia National Park and its surrounding environs—all while maintaining a respectful distance a half-mile outside the park boundaries to preserve the peace and quiet for park-goers down below. The company employs a fleet of biplanes that traverse the skies above Acadia on various tours. Each year, Acadia Air Tours donates flights to be auctioned off at various charity events.
Camp Laughing Loon captures the joys of summer, from the sounds of cicadas buzzing to the feeling of waves lapping against bare feet. This nonprofit summer day camp provides outdoor experiences for kids aged 6–12. Campers can paddle canoes in Little Ossipee Lake, climb mountains, go on nature walks, and create arts and crafts. Each week features a new theme such as Space Invaders or Journey West, and special events invite the adults along for party rentals and wine tastings.
Flagship Cinemas showcases new-release films in 11 theaters peppered across seven states, equipping each of its 103 screens with stadium seating and digital surround sound. Beyond providing family-friendly entertainment for more than 15 years, Flagship Cinemas strives to maintain a reputation as the "neighborhood theater" by ensuring each location has a presence in its surrounding community through contributions to local organizations. Flagship Cinemas also builds camaraderie with customers by offering free birthday visits and distributing fanatic cards, which guests can use to earn rewards such as free film tickets or an autographed photo of their favorite usher.