Portland City & Lighthouse Tour

Duration: 2 Hours


  • Seniors / $49
  • Children / $40
Portland Explorer Tours

Enjoy a 2 hour, fully narrated tour along the coast of Portland, Maine. Explore Portland, Maine’s scenic landmarks in a unique and inspiring tour.

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Whether this is your first visit or you've lived in Portland, Maine, you’ll explore the Greater Portland area from a new perspective.

Come explore Commercial street, located on one of North America's last working waterfronts. Here you will see the cobblestone streets, 19th century fishing wharf's housing commercial lobstermen and other fisheries. Commercial street is located in the Old Port district and offers numerous boutiques, restaurants and bars for locals and visitors to enjoy.

We will make way through mid-town Portland down Congress Street to explore the arts district and architectural storied landmarks. Next we will arrive at Fort Williams State Park, home to Portland Headlight, one of the world's most photographed lighthouses. Here you will enjoy 20 minutes to roam around the park and lighthouse capturing epic scenic pictures. Finally, we will be stopping by Spring Point Breakwater and Portland Breakwater for photo stops.

Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time for check-in and to ensure a timely departure.

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

What's Included

Bottle water included

Umbrella if needed

3 photo stops

  • Commerical Street
  • Custom House Wharf
  • U.S Custom Building
  • Casco Bay Lines
  • Eastern Promenade
  • Casco Bay
  • Fort Gorges/Scammel
  • East End Observatory
  • Fore Street
  • Congress street
  • Casco Bay Bridge
  • Ferry Village
  • South Portland Shipyard
  • Bug Light Lighthouse
  • Spring Point Lighthouse
  • Portland Headlight/Ram Island Lighthouse
  • Portland Fish Exchange

Pick Up Location

Portland Beer Hub
320 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101

Parking Locations

300 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101

216 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

25 Pearl St, Portland, ME 04101

54 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

427 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101

Ocean Gateway Parking, Thames St, Portland, ME 04101

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