Your tour begins with a scenic drive through the quaint streets of the Old Port, where street lanterns highlight a gracious mix of architectural styles. Once the home of the warehouse district, the red brick buildings have been transformed into charming restaurants, pubs, unique boutiques and galleries. Passing through the urban centre, you’ll see the new Arts District, as well as the thriving commercial and business districts.

Situated just outside the city centre and along the beautiful rocky coast of Cape Elizabeth is Fort Williams, once a military outpost for coastal defense and now the site of the America’s oldest lighthouse. First illuminated on the 10th January 1791, Portland Head Light has since stood at the gateway to Portland Harbor for mariners traveling Maine’s perilous coast. A short photo-stop will be made before returning to Portland to embark an authentic Maine built, wooden schooner for a leisurely sail around Casco Bay.

The schooners are the ideal way to experience the beauty of Maine’s rugged coastline featuring lighthouses, seals and seabirds. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you ply the calm waters of Casco Bay.Under full sail you’ll glide past Portland’s bustling waterfront, secluded islands, historic forts and lighthouses perched along Casco Bay.

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