Coastal Maine

6 Days | A scenic journey along Maine’s boundless coastline

4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
USD $3,155
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With hundreds of miles of coastline begging to be explored, it’s like Maine was made for curious travellers. From flourishing cities to peaceful seaside towns and dramatic beaches, this six-day local-lead adventure takes it all in. And how could we forget about lobsters and blueberry cake? Take a tour of lively Portland, head offshore in search of whales in Boothbay, tuck into a traditional New England clambake on Cabbage Island and explore the rugged landscapes of Acadia National Park. Fresh air, fabulous food and unforgettable scenery will have you falling in love with Maine.

Trip overview

Map of Coastal Maine including United States Of America
Portland ME, United States
Bangor, United States
United States
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Kicking things off in lively Portland, let your local leader show you the city’s history and culture on a walking tour that takes in all the best bits.
  • Aside from welcoming locals, whales, dolphins, seals and puffins all call coastal Maine home – head out to meet them on a memorable boat trip in Boothbay.
  • It wouldn’t be a trip to New England without a clambake! Tuck into this traditional feast on Cabbage Island, trying lobster, fish chowder, blueberry cake and more.
  • Time the tide in Bar Harbor for a walk out to Bar Island before before seeing "the most beautiful lighthouse in the US" - Bass Harbor Head Light.
  • Watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, the first place in the US the morning light touches.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Maine can get chilly, even in the summer. Make sure you bring layers and a rain jacket.
  • There are walking opportunities throughout this trip. We recommend you bring good quality walking shoes if you're keen to enjoy a hike - or two!


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5 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Private vehicle


Hotel (5 nights)

  • Portland - leader led walking tour
  • Reid State Park - walk
  • Boothbay - Wildlife cruise
  • Cabbage Island - New England Clam Bake
  • Acadia National Park - scenic drive
  • Bar Harbor - Bar Island Tidal Walk
  • Southwest Harbor - Bass Harbor Lighthouse
  • Acadia National Park - hike
  • Acadia National Park - Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain

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Important notes

FIRST DAY: Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 9.00am. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
LAST DAY: We will arrive at our Bangor Airport hotel around 5pm. If flying out this night please book a flight after 7pm. Our hotel is located 6 minutes from the airport.
OPTIONAL DEPARTURE TRANSFER: This trip ends in Bangor on day 6, but if you would like to return to Portland there is an optional transfer available to book. This transfer is only available on the last day of the trip after the group is dropped off in Bangor. Those who book the transfer will arrive in Portland at approximately 8pm.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Michael · Traveled July 2023
Maine is an amazing place that I have spent a lot of time in and this trip was a great opportunity to see some new parts of the state. You get a lot of free time so you will need to be pretty organised and have some ideas of other things you want to see not on the itinerary. Overall a relaxing trip in a wonderful place.
Review submitted 14 Jul 2023

Pat · Traveled June 2023
I was very happy we decided to use intrepids coastal tour for our trip to Maine The group was small and friendly and the guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. There was enough free time built in to keep it in a relaxed vacation mode and accommodations were very comfortable with beautiful grounds. Have already recommended intrepid to friends based on our experience.
Review submitted 16 Jul 2023

Natalia · Traveled July 2022
It was really enjoyable trip. Very comfortable traveling. We were having really good time.
Review submitted 05 Aug 2022

Katherine · Traveled June 2022
Maine is beautiful and the activities are fun. However the tour company Intrepid contracts says they are "not experts". Expect only transportation and hotels booked - no information or guidance.
Review submitted 03 Jul 2022
Coastal Maine
USD $3,155