EXPLORE CASCO BAY

Casco Bay Maine Tour Boat Trips We Offer

Fort Gorges – Seal Watch – Private Charter

 

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

Visit Fort Gorges

Visit and explore the most isolated fort in Casco Bay (aka Portland Harbor). Situated on Hog Island Ledge, Fort Gorges is accessible only by private boat.

We’ll take you out to the island where you will have time to explore this fascinating structure. Then, we return you back to Long Wharf.

Trip time: Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes | Cost: $35

Fort Gorgeous Casco Bay Portland Maine

Visit Fort Gorges

Visit and explore the most isolated fort in Casco Bay. Situated on Hog Island Ledge, Fort Gorges is accessible only by private boat.

We’ll take you out to the island where you will have time to explore this fascinating structure.

Then, we return you back to Long Wharf. Trip time: Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes | Cost: $35

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: $25

Casco Bay Seal Watch

Mackerel Fishing Charter

On our 4-pax vessel, “Blue Water”, we will use chum and will jig for mackerel in the bay. Catch and release or keep them for bait or to eat. We will provide the rods and tackle!
4 person max.

Trip time: Approx. 2 hours | Cost: $250/group

Mackerel Fishing Charter

On our 4-pax vessel, “Blue Water”, we will fish inshore for whatever we can catch: stripers, baitfish, etc. We will jig and use chum. Catch and release or keep them for bait or to eat. We will provide the rods and tackle!

Trip time: 2-4 hours | Cost: $275-$475/group depending on length

Fishing trips are available to charter Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Call or email for availability.

Mackerel Fishing Charter

On our 4-pax vessel, “Blue Water”, we will use chum and will jig for mackerel in the bay. Catch and release or keep them for bait or to eat. We will provide the rods and tackle!

Trip time: Approx. 2 hours | Cost: $250/group

 

Inshore Bay Fishing Charter

On our 4-pax vessel, “Blue Water”, we will fish inshore for whatever we can catch: stripers, baitfish, etc. We will jig and use chum. Catch and release or keep them for bait or to eat. We will provide the rods and tackle!

Trip time: 2-4 hours | Cost: $275-$475/group depending on length

Fishing trips are available to charter Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for groups up to 4. Call or email for availability.

Fort Gorgeous Casco Bay Portland Maine

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: $25

Private Charters

We also offer private charters for yor next bachelor/bacherlorette party, family reunion or corporate outing!

ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY

Casco Bay Seal Watch

Private Charters

We also offer private charters for yor next bachelor/bacherlorette party, family reunion or corporate outing!

ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY

Reservations

We recommend bringing an extra layer of clothing. Even if it’s warm and sunny on the dock, it will feel much cooler on the water.

We welcome all types of private boat charters! Sunset Tours and Full Moon Tours available. Available for charter to Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties, Family groups, corporate outings. Call for pricing.

Group rates available – Call 207-775-0727 for info.

 

 

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.

Smoking

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

Pets and strollers

Pets and strollers cannot be brought on board.

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