EXPLORE CASCO BAY

Casco Bay Maine Tour Boat Trips We Offer

Seal Watch – Private Charters

 

Casco Bay “Explorer” is not your typical BOAT CHARTER.

She’s a smaller vessel (16 passengers maximum), low to the water and open to the skies. Her size allows quick trips from point to point and lets her get in closer than most tour boats, giving you a more personal experience of the sights of Casco Bay!

Trips We Offer

CASCO BAY
Seal Watch

We’ll head through Portland’s working waterfront to Halfway Rock, a seal rookery, where we will look for seals and sea birds, passing forts and lighthouses along the way.

A great trip for families! Trip time: Approx. 45 minutes | Cost: $31

Seal Watching in Casco Bay, Maine

CASCO BAY
Seal Watch

We’ll head through Portland’s working waterfront to Halfway Rock, a seal rookery, where we will look for seals and sea birds, passing forts and lighthouses along the way.

A great trip for families! Trip time: Approx. 45 minutes | Cost: $31

BYOB PRIVATE BOAT RIDES

We also offer private charters! Take advantage of a private option aboard our boat “Explorer”. This is a fantastic way to get out on the water! Join us before your dinner reservation for a private BYOB Happy Hour on the water or later in the evening for a private sunset BYOB boat ride!

Explorer is also a great choice for your next bachelor/bachelorette party, family reunion, corporate outing, or just a fun night out on the bay.

We can show you combination of lighthouses, forts, seals, and Portland’s working waterfront. This trip is totally customizable!

Trip Length: Private boat rides on Explorer are one hour (with the option to extend time).
Capacity: The boat holds 16 passengers maximum.
Cost: Pricing starts at $200 for the first 4 passengers and an additional $44 for each person beyond 4.
Times: 5:15-6:15 & 6:45-7:45

Please keep in mind that “Explorer” stays in the bay. We are not able to whale watch on this boat. Explorer is an open boat with no cover from the sun and no restrooms.

Casco Bay Seal Watch

BYOB PRIVATE BOAT RIDES

We also offer private charters! Take advantage of a private option aboard our boat “Explorer”. This is a fantastic way to get out on the water! Join us before your dinner reservation for a private BYOB Happy Hour on the water or later in the evening for a private sunset BYOB boat ride!

Explorer is also a great choice for your next bachelor/bachelorette party, family reunion, corporate outing, or just a fun night out on the bay.

We can show you combination of lighthouses, forts, seals, and Portland’s working waterfront. This trip is totally customizable!

Trip Length: Private boat rides on Explorer are one hour (with the option to extend time).
Capacity: The boat holds 16 passengers maximum.
Cost: Pricing starts at $200 for the first 4 passengers and an additional $44 for each person beyond 4.
Times: 5:15-6:15 & 6:45-7:45

Please keep in mind that “Explorer” stays in the bay. We are not able to whale watch on this boat. Explorer is an open boat with no cover from the sun and no restrooms.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items include outside alcohol, illegal drugs, firearms and glass containers of any kind.

Accessibility

Odyssey is not wheelchair accessible. Ocean movements can be unpredictable. Whale watches may not be advisable for individuals with mobility limitations or balance issues. Additionally, we are unable to accommodate walkers onboard. Thank you for your understanding.

Smoking

Odyssey is a smoke-free vessel. This includes e-cigarettes and vaporizers.

Pets and strollers

Pets and strollers cannot be brought on board.

Can we bring our own food and drink onboard?

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink on Odyssey. Our snack bar has light packaged snacks and drinks, but we do not offer any lunch food, so many guests choose to pack their own lunch. Please do not bring hard sided coolers, glass bottles, or outside alcohol as we have a liquor license and sell adult beverages at our bar.

Are there restrooms on the boat?

There are two restrooms on Odyssey, our whale watch boat. There are NO bathrooms on Explorer, our seal watch and private charter boat.

Do you have lifejackets we can wear?

We have life jackets for all ages on board. We cannot give these out unless there is an emergency. If you would like to bring your own life jacket to wear you are welcome to do so.

Be aware that parking is limited in Portland and can sometimes be difficult to find—leave extra time to find appropriate parking before check-in. Reservations are honored until check-in, 30 minutes prior departure.

Great fun and educational for the entire family.

Contact Odyssey

Mailing Address
Odyssey Whale Watch
PO Box 17801
Portland, ME 04112

Directions

From the North: I-295 to Exit 7. Follow Franklin Street (Route 1A) South to Commercial Street. Turn right onto Commercial Street +/- .2 miles to Long Wharf on your left.

From the South: I-295 to Exit 4. Take Route 1 North +/- 1.2 miles. Exit to the right and take Route 1A (Commercial Street). Follow 1A North for +/- 2 miles to Long Wharf on your right.

Parking

We do not have our own parking. Parking in Portland can be very challenging, however there are several lots and garages within easy walking distance of our location.

Odyssey Whale Watch Tours