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Portland Explorer Tours

We invite you to come visit and explore Portland, Maine’s scenic landmarks in a unique and inspiring tour.

Join our premier tour company along the coast for unforgettable explorations. Portland Explorer offers leisurely, corporate, private, and customized tours.


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Portland City & Lighthouse Tour

Portland, Maine 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

Private Portland, Maine Lighthouse Tour

Private lighthouse tour of 3 lighthouses for up to 10 passengers.

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TripAdvisor Reviews

  • star rating  Our tour guide was Eric, a native of the area. Also, he works with his dad on a lobster boat, is outdoors in all seasons, and extremely knowledgeable about the... read more

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  unforgetable experience! Our guide was so knowledgeable and experienced with a long family history, so we got enjoy his stories about every little detail. Got really good prospective about Portland... read more

    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  This is a family run business . Eric is one of the owners and the guide. He is definitely a local and everything he said or did was... read more

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Eric was phenomenal! He was very personable and knowledgeable. The lighthouses were beautiful and we were given plenty of time to explore each. This tour was fantastic and would highly... read more

    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  It was refreshing and enjoyable taking a tour with a down-to-earth, approachable guy like Eric. He's a hardworking, local guy with deep personal connections to the region and impressive... read more

    Dugan M
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Eric, our guide, grew up in the area and is a lobsterman (part of a multigenerational lobstering family) when not guiding. His strength is his knowledge of the local waterfront/marine... read more

    Dela M
    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  We had the best tour with Eric! He was incredibly knowledgeable, having grown up in the city himself. He had a great mixture of historical knowledge, funny stories and provided... read more

    Brooke S
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Eric’s tour was phenomenal, to say the least. His knowledge of the area and of the details of the lighthouses, their origins, details of every aspect of them, was incredibly... read more

    Danny R
    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  Eric was excellent. So nice and knowledgeable. Even drove us closer to the lighthouse since my husband had trouble walking. Explained all about Portland not... read more

    stuart c
    September 6, 2021

    star rating  My Husband and I wanted to take a tour of Maine lighthouses and decided to take Portland city lighthouse tours with Eric as our guide. I cannot say enough about... read more

    Tom S
    September 2, 2021

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