Acadian Sea Plane Rides
From the waters of the great north woods to our rugged rock bound coast, Acadian Seaplanes is your Maine connection. We specialize in convenient seaplane travel between all Maine points. Our amphibious aircraft are capable of operating from major airports or water. Convenient airline connections from your dock to Bangor, Portland, Manchester and the Boston & NYC area.
Enjoy this narrated 60-minute scenic cruise through busy Casco Bay and its innermost islands to see lighthouses, forts, lobster boats, seals, and seabirds. As many as four lighthouses can be seen including a close-up view of Maine’s oldest and most photographed lighthouse, Portland Head Light! So come aboard, take in the salt air and spectacular sights, while enjoying the best narrated cruise around!
Great fun and educational for the entire family. Join our Captain as he sets course on a journey to view those majestic mammals in their own environment. Enjoy the ocean air, narration and sights of Casco Bay as we cruise offshore to known whale feeding grounds.
The Portland Headlight Lobstering cruise brings us right up to the most scenic points in Casco Bay. Our traps are set next to the granite walls of Fort Gorges and Fort Scammel, both Civil War fortifications. We’ll also haul a trap right off Maine’s most famous lighthouse, Portland Headlight. In addition, we’ll see six other lighthouses, surely a lighthouse lovers dream!
Portland Food & Spirit Tours
Land, Sea to Fork Signature Tour
Make the most of your experience - enjoy six tastings of locally, sustainably and responsibly sourced food, where each restaurant stop unveils a new dimension of the Maine food system. An authentic experience - discover how Maine’s people, environment, and economy interact to shape a celebrated food destination. Be entertained by our knowledgeable and passionate local guides eager to satisfy your appetite for all things related to Maine food.
A Toast to Maine Tour
Join us on this new tour offering, July – October, where you will enjoy five delicious tastings of locally and sustainably sourced food from Maine’s land and sea, along with three drink pairings showcasing Maine agricultural products. Have an authentic and fun experience - see the working waterfront and watch fishermen unload their catch and visit a lobster buying station, walk the historic cobblestone streets of Portland’s Old Port, enjoy food and beverage from nationally-acclaimed chefs, and learn why Maine is a must-visit destination for quality food and beverage.
Beaches near Portland
Ask six people to name their favorite Portland-area beach, and you’re likely to get seven answers. That’s because beaches around here are a little like our restaurants; Great ones are abundant. We’re spoiled. Besides the five beaches here on the island we recommend Willard Beach, Crescent Beach, Scarborough Beach, and many more!