Explore Portland, Maine Like Never Before!

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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Our Tours

Winter Lighthouse & Waterfront Tour

Winter Lighthouse & Waterfront Tour

Visit 2 lighthouses for epic photo stops and tour through the working waterfront to see how the lobster industry operates year round.

Portland City & Lighthouse Tour

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.

Shop & Hops Tour

Shops & Hops Tour

Venture with us to Portland and Freeport for some brewery tastings and shopping at Down East favorite shopping destination.

Custom Tour

Custom Tour

For those looking to take their experience to the next level, we suggest choosing our Custom Tours.

Starting at:

$399

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Loved this tour! Our guide (I am horrifically bad with names, I'm so sorry) was fantastic, telling us not only about the lighthouses and the Portland area, but giving us... read more

    189courtneyl
    3/26/2020

      Tour was amazing. It was a nice small group. The ladies conducting the tour were awesome. They were very friendly and full of interesting information. Would definitely recommend to anyone... read more

    WendyK1651
    3/20/2020
  •   I have been in a lot of tours, but I absolutely loved this one. The tour guide was knowledgeable and could answer any and all questions. He was also super... read more

    stephanieeE4366GH
    3/09/2020

      Eric and Rachel were absolutely fantastic ! We had a wonderful tour . Put it on your list of things to do if you are heading to Portland !

    983julie
    2/05/2020
  •   We took the winter lighthouse tour in mid January. It was cold, but fun! We would definitely take this tour again or others from this company. They are... read more

    kimberlyf85
    1/21/2020

      This was a great tour, not only to view all of the gorgeous lighthouses but also because it's led by a true Portlander who comes from a lobstering family so... read more

    kwubbs
    1/20/2020
  •   Excellent tour/ The guide did an outstanding job and gave lots of extra history. Loved the small van.

    Jill P
    1/10/2020

      This tour was amazing! We loved learning all about the lighthouses and history of Maine, and our tour guide was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. He gave great recommendations for food... read more

    C9484XQjonathans
    12/30/2019
  •   The lighthouse is amazingly picturesque and fascinating. There are numerous stories associated with its history. It is an iconic bit of Americana.

    Dave D
    12/09/2019

      Eric was not your typical tour guide. He was down to earth,helpful and so informative and willing to stop if needed. We totally enjoyed this tour and recommend it to... read more

    redfishFlorida
    12/05/2019

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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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COVID-19 Update

In response to the dynamic coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we can assure you we are doing everything we can to maintain a clean and health conscious riding environment on our small group tours. 


We are also temporarily adjusting our cancellation policies to allow for maximum flexibility to help you make the right decisions regarding travel at this time. Through the month of June we will honor full refunds for last minute cancellations of tours. 

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