Portland Maine has a very relaxed atmosphere. Whenever my family comes to town they say, “We feel like we can just sit back and relax. It’s true, Maine just has this chill vibe about it; when you come…you’ll see!
You’ll find that there are plenty of things to do or “not”, whatever floats your boat (no pun intended as there are a lot of boats in Portland). Speaking of boats that brings me to one of the first things you should check out when you come.
1) The Real Portland Tour
Portland is not that big of a city but there is a lot to see in a short time. This tour enables you to catch the top sites in about an hour and forty-five minutes. Visitors love this tour as it gives them a glimpse into this relaxed city. The tour usually sells out so book yours today!
2) New England EcoAdventures
Ever Want to go Whale watching in Alaska but it seems so far away? Also not a big fan of trying to figure out if its going to be always dark or always daylight in Alaska when you go?
Well, skip Alaska and come to… you guessed it, Portland Maine! Its on the East coast so the “Daylight Savings Time” – thing is simple and you can see whales! Yes!
New England Eco Adventures is a highly customer-rated tour that the locals say they are 90% sure you will see a whale when you go out. I’m not sure about you but I like those odds. If I’m paying to see whales… “Show Me The Whales!”
(New England EcoAdventures is actually located in Kennebunkport which is about 30 mins south of Portland.)
In the video below, the couple gives a short review of their tour. You can watch the whole thing or fast forward about the 5-minute mark.
3) Lucky Catch Cruise
I had some uber customers who thought this was really cool. They came up just for the weekend and wanted to relax but they also wanted to get an experience that you can’t get many places, fishing for Lobsters!
Take this cruise and see how it’s done. On this adventure, you get to catch, cook and consume your lobster! Don’t worry, aprons are included so you don’t get too dirty.
4) Mackworth Island Trail
Watch just a nice relaxing hike while you’re in the city? Then catch an Uber or Lyft (Or Taxi- whatever suits your fancy) out to Mackworth Island.
Once you get dropped off at the entrance, this Island is accessible via a quarter-mile causeway. Enjoy the scenic island and breathe in the clean Maine air that we locals enjoy every day- best of all, this activity is free!
Places to Stay
There are plenty of places to stay; if you are still unsure, be sure to check out the home page with information on some good hotels in the area.
Below are 3 links that you will find very helpful.