Casco Bay Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Rain date: September 20Click Here to Register
Odyssey Whale Watch of Portland has generously donated this cruise in support of land conservation in Casco Bay and on the Maine coast. Thank you!
Join us for an early evening cruise through the beautiful islands of Casco Bay. Sip a glass of wine or enjoy a crisp Maine microbrew aboard the Odyssey, a comfortable and spacious vessel usually bound for offshore whale watches. We’ll be staying close to land for our tour - departing from the heart of Portland’s busy working waterfront with plenty of time to admire the city’s skyline as it gives way to the many islands of Casco Bay.
MCHT staff will be aboard to share their knowledge about recent and upcoming conservation projects throughout Casco Bay. We’ll keep an eye out for the abundant bird and marine life that shares this special place. As we circle back to port, we’ll have the special treat of watching the sun set over the city to conclude a perfect late summer evening on the water.
What to Expect:
Dress is casual – you’ll definitely want to pack an extra layer for an evening on the water. The Odyssey features a comfortable cabin equipped with tables with some limited indoor seating, a small bar, and two restrooms.
There is seating outside around the entire deck, plus a small top deck with bench seating. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars!
The Odyssey is a smoke-free vessel and does not allow pets. The Odyssey is not wheelchair accessible.
What to Bring:
We will provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres and maps. There will be a cash bar with beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks available.
Dress for cool weather. It is usually breezy on the water and temperatures will cool as the sun sets.
- Bring an extra layer (windbreaker, rain jacket, fleece, etc.)
- Hat and sunglasses
From the North: I-295 to Exit 7. Follow Franklin Street (Route 1A) South to Commercial Street. Turn right onto Commercial Street +/- .2 miles to Long Wharf on your left. Look for the small building with the Long Wharf sign on top (second building past the DeMillo’s parking lot).
From the South: I-295 to Exit 4. Take Route 1 North +/- 1.2 miles. Exit to the right and take Route 1A (Commercial Street). Follow 1A North for +/- 2 miles to Long Wharf on your right. Look for the small building with the Long Wharf sign on top just past Portland Lobster Company.
Parking is challenging in Portland! Please allow plenty of time to park. There is no public parking lot for Long Wharf but there are several lots and garages within walking distance. Visit the City of Portland parking page for locations.
Cancellation policy and weather:
We want you to have the best possible experience on this trip!
- In the event of rain, the trip will be rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. We will notify you by email 24 hours in advance of a weather-related rescheduling.
- If it rains on September 20, the trip will be cancelled, you will be contacted by email, and your fee will be refunded.
- If your plans change, you must cancel at least 48 hours before departure time to qualify for a refund, and to make room for others.
- Last minute cancellations and no-shows will not be issued a refund.
Contact us at email@example.com or call (207) 729-7366.
Current donors receive a 50% discount on trip fees for themselves and three friends! To receive this perk, you must have made a donation in the past year. Or, you can donate today!
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