Portland Maine Shore Excursions

Cruise Ship Shore Excursions in Portland

Cruise Ship Passengers

Welcome to Portland, Maine! Experience a private Portland and south coast driving tour customized for what you and your family or group enjoy the most. Our most popular land based shore excursion (for inbound cruise ship passengers) starts with a narrated drive viewing Portland's historic landmarks and lighthouses. Then travel to Kennebunkport to experience Dock Square's quintessential Maine shops and restaurants. Did you say fresh lobster? Want to do something different from all other shore excursions? Let's go to York's sand beach and Nubble Lighthouse - a great place to have a lobster lunch and see more of Maine's rocky coast with small historic villages. Create your own experience and we will make that happen as well. Advance reservations are required - book early - limited availability

Portland Head Light

Shore Excursion 1 – Portland, Lighthouses and Kennebunkport  

$664 (Not Including Driver Gratuity) 

$1,406 for groups of 6-12 with separate driver and guide + larger vehicle.

Start your private daytrip with a narrated tour of Portland’s historic landmarks.  Portland was founded in 1632 and has a long and colorful history. See magnificent views of Casco Bay as you proceed around the Portland peninsula. After a short drive to Cape Elizabeth, stop and explore Portland Head Light that was first lit in 1791. Commissioned by President George Washington, it is Maine’s oldest lighthouse.  A short stroll along its cliffs brings Ram Island Ledge Light into view across the ship channel. 

Driving the back roads, you will be able to experience the views of the magnificent rocky coast, with winding ways through farmland and saltwater marshes, on the way to the quintessential New England town of Kennebunkport.

Explore Kennebunkport, which is alive with history, grand ocean views, wonderful restaurants, and interesting shops.  You will see many historic ship-captain homes from the 19th century with interesting stories.  A view of the summer home of Presidents Bush is interesting and very scenic as it juts out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Stopping in Kennebunkport, for the freshest lobster rolls and seafood, provides an opportunity to have a memorable lunch and explore the local shops.

Shore Excursion 2 – The South Coast Tour, York (Nubble Light, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport 

$630 (Not Including Driver Gratuity) 

$1,372 for larger groups of up to 12 with separate driver and guide.  Includes Gratuity

York – Nubble Lighthouse

Walk along Sand Beach and if you are brave then extend your stroll into the cold North Atlantic Ocean water. Photograph Nubble Lighthouse – just as it was photographed for inclusion into the information placed on the spaceship Voyager, launched in 1977, as in continues into deep space.


Explore Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, a “beautiful place by the sea”. Shopping and restaurants with ocean views are available. Stroll along the Marginal Way cliff walk for spectacular views of the rocky coast.

Kennebunkport Area

You will enjoy the sights and sounds of this quintessential coastal summer enclave that was the wealthiest New England town in the 1800’s. This is a very popular place for a fresh seafood lunch and exploring the local shops. See and learn about the history of the late President George H.W. Bush summer home.

Portland Head Light can be done on the way back to Portland if time allows.  This stop has a fee of $30 to enter Fort Williams Park.  Some folks are faster than others when touring so if time allows, your driver guide can squeeze this into your tour!  The Portland Head Light was first lit in 1791. Commissioned by President George Washington, it is Maine’s oldest lighthouse.  A short stroll along its cliffs brings Ram Island Ledge Light into view across the ship channel.

Maine's Southern Coast

Our experienced and personable guides meet you and your private group at Portland's cruise ship pier. Join us for a 6 hour exploration of Portland, Kennebunkport, lighthouses and beyond, in a comfortable minivan, starting in the Portland area.

Talented Staff

We couldn't be more proud of our fantastic team. Individuals, couples, and groups of any size are welcome to take our private shore excursions. We use the right-sized vehicles, to insure your comfort, from minivans to motor coaches.

A Unique Experience

We are sure you'll have a great time seeing and learning more about Maine. ~YOUR STYLE ~YOUR PACE ~YOUR EXPERIENCE