Portland Explorer Tours

Come explore Portland, Maine’s scenic landmarks in a unique and inspiring tour with a local born and raised in portland!

Join our premier family owned and operated tour company along the coast for unforgettable explorations. Eric Pray "co-owner/guide" with Portland Explorer will provide you with a fully narrated tour through Portland's historic Old Port, followed by a scenic drive alongside the coastal waters of Casco Bay where you will visit 3 historic Lighthouses along the southern Maine Coast!

Eric, also a commercial Lobstermen off season from touring, will talk how Portland's Old Port was one of the first working waterfronts in North America.  With over 350 years of history as a center for shipping, fishing, commerce, and travel, Portland's working waterfront is still to this day one of the largest ports here in the United States!

Portland Explorer also offers leisurely, corporate, private, and customized tours.


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Portland City & Lighthouse Tour


Whether this is your first visit or you've lived here for years, you’ll see the Portland area and local landmarks from a new perspective.

Custom Tour


Customize a tour with us to explore other parts of Southern Maine or book a private Portland, Maine Lighthouse tour for up to 10 passengers!

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  • star rating  I can tell you 2 things about Eric: he loves Portland, and he loves telling people about Portland.

    The whole trip was fantastic. His knowledge of the city,... read more

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    November 27, 2022

    star rating  My friends and myself are lighthouse fanatics. We all totally enjoyed this lighthouse tour. We have our lighthouse passports and we’re thrilled to get a stamp in our books for... read more

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    November 3, 2022
  • star rating  The tour guide was amazing and very informative about Maine and lighthouse. Had a great time on the tour.

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    October 31, 2022

    star rating  Great tour and a great guide! Eric has a very nice tour can with good communication equipment- video and audio! Much better than the huge bus tours!

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    October 26, 2022
  • star rating  Eric was very knowledgeable about his hometown. Easy on and off his very clean van, thanks to his daughters. Fun and informative tour.

    October 25, 2022

    star rating  Eric was great. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would like to do more tours with him. Was very good at finding just the right things to see and from the... read more

    October 25, 2022
  • star rating  This was the BEST lighthouse tour in Portland! Our tour guide was amazing, funny, and he made our tour so much fun! Gave great information on the history of the... read more

    October 25, 2022

    star rating  One of a kind - Knowledgeable tour guide and beautiful sites. One of the best tours out there. Book it, you want regret it

    October 25, 2022
  • star rating  Would 100% recommend, especially for first time visitors like us. Eric was awesome and entertaining. The meet up was easy and convenient. The accommodations were comfortable. We learned so much... read more

    October 22, 2022

    star rating  Eric was a super tour guide! He was funny, friendly (learned most of our names and where we were from), and very knowledgeable. This was probably the best... read more

    Lianne B
    October 21, 2022

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Whether you are shopping for a birthday, special occasion or the holidays, we have you covered. Portland Explorer offers gift cards for any activity or for a custom amount.

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