Portland: Fort Scammel Tour | Civil War Fort and Cruise

Activity provider: SeaPortland

Portland: Fort Scammel Tour | Civil War Fort and Cruise

Activity provider: SeaPortland

From US$ 120 per person

Pass iconic lighthouses on this sightseeing cruise from Portland to House Island and take a guided tour of the 17th-century Fort Scammel. Enjoy a refreshing alcoholic beverage along the way.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the 200-year-old Scammel Fort which can only be seen with this provider
  • Marvel at iconic lighthouses, wildlife, and the picturesque islands in Casco Bay
  • Uncover the past as you hear about the history of Portland Harbor and the fort
  • Relax onboard a spacious and comfortable ship with a tasty alcoholic beverage
  • Capture pictures of Portland and Casco Bay to share with friends and family
Full description

Discover the charm of Maine's coastline on this sightseeing cruise from Portland's harbor to Fort Scammel on the privately owned House Island. Tour the only fort in Portland Harbor to have seen active combat. Sip on a refreshing drink during your cruise.

Hop aboard the spacious and comfortable ship 'Elizabeth Grace' and set sail for House Island. Capture pictures of Portland's charming skyline as you make your way to Casco Bay.

Admire views of Casco Bay’s stone fortresses which were mostly built in the early 19th century. They recall an era when the defense of the coastline was needed. Now, they’re gorgeous relics perched on the Bay’s various islands, each with its own unique identity.

Step back in time at Fort Scammel which is privately-owned and was inaccessible to the public for decades. Take in the views from the west side of this verdant 24 acre island. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

  • Cruise
  • Access to Fort Scammel
  • Guided tour
  • 1 alcoholic beverage
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Head to Boone's Parking Lot 86 Commercial Street and walk towards the water. You'll see a sign and a walkway next to The Porthole. When you see a bright red boat "Elizabeth Grace" arrive you can head down the walkway.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Product ID: 422258