Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for a Bailey Island Day Cruise for two (up to a $50 value)
- $55 for a Bailey Island Day Cruise for four (up to a $100 value)
During the approximately 6-hour roundtrip cruise, of which 2 hours are spent ashore on the Bailey Island, passengers get to see picturesque lighthouses and 19th century summer colonies as the captain narrates the history of Casco Bay. During a 2-hour stopover, passengers can dine at nearby eateries or bring along their own food for a picnic on the beach. Snacks are available for purchase on board the vessel, which seats approximately 300 guests.
Cruises depart daily from Portland at 10 a.m.; attendance is granted on a first come, first serve basis.
Casco Bay Lines
With its archipelago of island communities, Maine needed a way to connect its maritime residents after the system of colonial-era catapults became too expensive to maintain. Enter Casco Bay Island Transit District, also called Casco Bay Lines. The aquatic outfit operates a variety of vessels year-round, transporting passengers between Portland and the islands of Casco Bay. Aside from scenic commuter service, the line also introduces visitors to the storybook sights of the northern New England region, whisking them on music cruises and sunset tours along the kraken-dappled bay.