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Fort Gorges Tours and Activities

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Accessible only by boat, Fort Gorges sits abandoned on an island in Portland Harbor. Built with granite in 1865, the historic structure was most recently used to store submarine mines in World War II. It was named for the colonial proprietor of Maine, Sir Fernando Gorges, and used primarily to support the nearby forts. Construction was initially expedited during the Civil War, though the development of modern explosives made the fort obsolete by its completion.

Fort Gorges’ dark halls are steeped in history and mystery, and its position on the island gives the appearance that the walls are rising out of the sea. Be on the lookout for the local harbor seals and boats which dot the water’s surface. Once you reach the island, there is a small beach and granite block pier. Perhaps the best part about exploring the fort is the incredible view of Portland’s city skyline, which can be seen from the rooftop.

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Hog Island Ledge, Portland, Maine
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Private Lighthouse Sightseeing Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat

Private Lighthouse Sightseeing Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat

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Charter a vintage lobster boat, dubbed MONHEGAN, and set sail with this two-hour tour into Casco Bay. You'll get great views of the Maine coastline, passing by four lighthouses as you go. This is a great opportunity to take photos of the coastline and waters, while learning about local nautical history from a knowledgeable captain.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Sunset Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat

Private Sunset Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat

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Looking for a romantic way to watch the sunset while in Maine? How about chartering a vintage lobster boat and heading out to Casco Bay, where you'll take in great views of the sea and coastline. Your captain and guide will be on board to point out lighthouses and natural feature, and you're welcome to bring food and beverages, even the adult kind, on board.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fall Foliage Private Sightseeing Cruise

Fall Foliage Private Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in the famous autumn foliage of New England during a private 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise from Portland. With room for six people, it's an ideal intimate experience for couples, friends, or families. It’s also a great opportunity to photograph the leaves and wildlife from a unique perspective. Learn about the area from your private guide as you cruise at a gentle pace.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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What are Fort Gorges hours of operation?
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Fort Gorges hours of operation: Best visited during daylight hours. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Fort Gorges tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Fort Gorges can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Fort Gorges 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Fort Gorges costs USD 435.00. Guided Fort Gorges tours start around USD 435.00 per person.
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