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Island Escapes: Day Trips from Portland, Maine

Nestled in the heart of Portland, Maine, the Fireside Inn provides the perfect launching pad for exploring the enchanting Casco Bay Islands through the Casco Bay Lines ferry service. Embark on unforgettable day trips to six captivating islands, each with its own unique charm. Get ready to set sail and discover the wonders that await just a boat ride away!

Peaks Island

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A short ferry ride takes you to Peaks Island, where serene beaches, scenic bike paths, and charming galleries await. Immerse yourself in island life, savor a meal with ocean views, and enjoy the artistic spirit that defines this delightful destination. Check out our exciting YouTube video below where we take you on a virtual journey, showcasing the breathtaking scenery, charming restaurants, serene beaches, and unforgettable moments that make Peaks Island an absolute must-visit destination!

Little Diamond Island

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Step back in time on Little Diamond Island, known for its beautiful views and rich past. The serene atmosphere and breathtaking coastal vistas create an idyllic backdrop for exploration, making Little Diamond Island a must-visit destination for those seeking a blend of history, relaxation, and picturesque landscapes in the heart of Portland, Maine.

Great Diamond Island

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Discover the natural beauty and tranquility of Great Diamond Island. With beaches, walking trails, and the iconic Diamond’s Edge Restaurant, this island offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Long Island

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Long Island beckons with its unspoiled beauty, offering opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and leisurely strolls along the coastline. Immerse yourself in nature’s tranquility as you explore this hidden gem.

Chebeague Island

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Chebeague Island welcomes you with its coastal allure, complete with sandy shores and picturesque vistas. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance, dine at local eateries, and experience the island’s timeless charm.

Cliff Island

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The smallest and least developed of the Casco Bay Islands, Cliff Island offers a glimpse into quiet island life. Explore its scenic trails, bask on its beaches, and relish in the simple pleasures of relaxation.

Casco Bay Lines invites you to escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary by exploring these six captivating islands. From scenic landscapes to rich histories, each island offers a unique escape from the mainland. Set sail from the Fireside Inn Portland and make the most of your getaway as you create cherished memories on the picturesque Casco Bay.