The Best of Casco Bay

Posted on Jun 14, 2013

We at Friends of Casco Bay interviewed a cross-section of our friends to come up with our scientifically-inaccurate lists of “Bests” of Casco Bay.

We want to hear what you think is BEST in Casco Bay!  Please add your own nominations by leaving a comment below!

If you have any pictures of or from these locations we’d love to see them! Just send to keeper [at] cascobay [dot] org or post on our Facebook Page.


Best places to take visitors in Casco Bay

  • Portland Head Light

    Adm Peary's house on Eagle Island

    Eagle Island, Admiral Peary’s homestead

  • Casco Bay Lines Ferry to Peaks Island
  • Casco Bay Lines Mail Boat cruise
  • Eagle Island, Admiral Peary’s homestead
  • Little Chebeague Island
  • Channel through Whitehead Passage to Portland Head Light and back
  • Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Freeport


Best views of Casco Bay

  • Eastern Promenade
  • Portland Observatory
  • Ft. Preble, on the campus of Southern Maine Community College, South Portland
  • Observation tower on Jewell Island
  • Whitehead Passage (via boat)
  • Bradbury Mountain, Pownal


Best bird watching spots

  • Peaks Island Ferry Dock  Photo Credit: jbrandt04330 (

    Peaks Island Ferry Dock
    Photo Credit: jbrandt04330 (

    Commercial Street, Portland

  • Eastern Promenade, Portland
  • Ferry to Peaks Island
  • Bow of the mail boat
  • Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
  • Sandy Point Beach, Cousins Island
  • The Goslings, Harpswell


Best boat names seen in Casco Bay

  • College Tuition
  • Prime Time
  • Last Laff
  • Job Site
  • Hydro Therapy
  • Seabbatical
  • De-Tension
  • Empty Nest
  • Knot Enough Time
  • The Road
  • The Crayon Ponyfish


Best fishing spots in Casco Bay

  • Luckse Sound, near Cliff Island
  • Eastern Drunkers Ledge, outer Casco Bay
  • The Cape Elizabeth shore
  • Harbor Fish Market
  • Favorite site: ________ (We’re not tellin’!)


  1. You forgot publish:
    Best Caretaker of Casco Bay…… Joe Payne and his entire staff!!!!

    • 😀 Thanks Tom!