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About Old Port Charters

Welcome to Old Port Charters, your private adventure boat departing daily from the Old Port of Portland Maine. We offer private boating trips specifically designed for active couples and adventurous families. Excursions range from 60 minutes to 6hrs and can be custom designed to check all the boxes on your Maine outdoor summer vacation.

Kids will enjoy exploring the island forts and geocaching treasure hunts on our interactive boating trips to multiple islands in Casco Bay. Adults can hop on board for a Maine craft beer cruise around the waterfront or our famous island bar hopping booze cruise.

Escape the crowds and reserve your own private boat trip with a USCG licensed Captain and Tidewater Registered Maine Guide at the helm. Catering and drink options are available through our friends at Bread and Butter Catering and Lazzari.


Avoid the crowds and lines of larger charter and ferry services for a leisurely boat tour from our knowledgeable Registered Maine Guide.


Take the special someone in your life for a private sunset cruise.


A picture is worth a thousand words! Photograph some of the best views in Maine from right on the water!

Our Featured Charter Tours

Family Adventures and Island Fort Excursions

Private adventure trips to islands in Casco Bay to explore old forts and defensive lookouts.

Maine Craft Beer Cruises

Private island hopping trip that will deliver you to multiple islands with bars that offer some of Maine’s best craft beers on tap along with incredible patio views.

Private Harbor and Lighthouse Tours

See some of Maine’s most iconic working lighthouses as the mariners see them from the water.

Old Port Waterfront Tours

Private boat rides in the Old Port with fantastic up close views of Portland’s working waterfront.


Mar 17, 2015

Best Harbor Tours

Fun day exploring Fort Gorges.

Mar 17, 2015

Harbor Tours Portland Maine

A beautiful day for a lighthouse tour!

What Past Customers Say

“Captain Carle knew that Danny, Ty, Al, and myself were inexperienced but never made us feel that way! We had a great time on the water even though the weather wasn’t perfect.”


Tony D

“Capt. Carle took four of us on a 90 minute tour of the harbor and the many lighthouses. We had a great time and also saw a bald eagle and osprey. Capt. Carle is very professional and informative about the Portland area. Looking forward to taking a fishing trip with him next year.”


Jeff B

“We went on a Lighthouse Cruise in the Casco Bay with Captain Carle on 9/22/14. We had the best time, learned a lot and had lots of laughs! It was choppy, but we never felt in danger with Captain Carle at the helm! We ever saw a bald eagle that I would never had seen if it wasn’t pointed out. We hope to be able to take a fishing trip next summer! I highly recommend any of the trips offered. You can’t go wrong!”


Deb D.