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History, Culture, Waterfront & Lighthouse Tours, Portland, Maine

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

Join our family-owned and operated tour company for a journey along the stunning Maine coast that you won’t forget. With Portland Explorer, every tour is a unique adventure!

Eric Pray, co-owner and guide, is not just an expert on Portland’s rich history but also a seasoned commercial lobsterman and tuna fisherman. During the off-season, he’s out on the waters, and during the tour season, he brings his love for the sea and deep knowledge of the area straight to you.

You’ll begin your journey with a fully narrated tour through Portland’s historic Old Port, breaking down centuries of Portland’s past to present as Eric shares stories of this vibrant area, one of North America’s first working waterfronts. Then, enjoy a picturesque drive along the breathtaking coastal waters of Casco Bay. Feel the salty breeze and take in the stunning views. Along the way, you’ll visit three iconic lighthouses along the southern Maine coast. Each one has its own unique story and charm, and they’re perfect for memorable photos.

Eric’s deep connection to the sea and Portland’s history ensures you get an authentic and enriching experience. As a family-owned business, we treat every guest like family, providing personalized and warm hospitality. Learn about Portland’s 350 years as a center for shipping, fishing, commerce, and travel, making it one of the largest and most important ports in the United States.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind tour that combines history, stunning scenery, and the personal touch of a true local. Join us and explore Portland like never before!

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