Portland is the largest city in Maine and is considered as the county seat of the Cumberland County. It is located in the Maine South coast region along a peninsula that encloses the famous Casco Bay. Portland is a renowned tourist destination in this part of the USA East coast, and most visitors are particularly drawn to Portland historic Old Port district which is located along Portland harbor which sits on the mouth of Fore River and a part of Casco Bay and Artside. Portland is considered as a classic old East coast seacoast town. The beautiful little city is dotted with numerous boutiques and shops, galleries and some incredible restaurants serving every dish from the traditional New England clam chowder to the most sophisticated dishes. Maine main center is well-known for its commerce, industry and culture; many visitors plan their vacations beforehand to visit this wonderful city.However as a bustling east coast city, Portland in Maine is anything, but it is often crowded and polluted. The rich cultural heritage of the city offers a large number of mixed attractions to its visitors including canoe, hiking, ski or just an occasion to enjoy the great outdoors activities offered. Portland is renowned yacht charter destination in Maine and many visitors come to enjoy the beaches and the various activities offered.
During a visit in the area, you will find out that the Greater Portland is a perfect getaway spot; the region boasts all the cultural activities of a major metropolitan region while it still maintains a small town charm. The outdoor enthusiasts will find some of the area finest scenic and recreational opportunities in the whole of Maine. Every activity is offered from whitewater rafting to deep-sea or fresh water fishing. There is also downhill or Nordic skiing, golfing, sailing, mountain climbing or biking; there are so many things to do and enjoy in Greater Portland that you may run out of time. The fresh coastal air creates the desire to get outdoor and enjoy all the activities offers, you can also kayak in and around the various islands , or visit the beautiful coastline, by watching the other amazing yachts in Portland harbor or take the newest cutting edge gallery opening. You can also enjoy an afternoon at the theater and capped off by a sunset cruise on Casco Bay. As Portland is also considered as a shoppers paradise, you will find numerous Maine-made crafts, clothing and food as well as some imported specialties. You can stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland Old Port and browse the rows of unique boutiques, antique shops and fairs throughout the area. The Southern part of Portland is also worth to visit, with over 140 shops; the Maine Mall is Maine largest indoor shopping center of the area. The Scarborough latest retail addition, in Cabelas, is also a major place not to be missed and offers a comprehensive selection of outdoor gear. You can also discover the abundant bargains at The Kittery Outlets as you head into our beautiful state. Further to the North in Freeport, you can explore a host of shopping outlets including the world famous outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean. Whether it is a yacht charter tour, history tour, art tour, culinary tour or brewery tour, Portland along Casco Bay has something for everyone, and everything Maine.
During a yacht charter cruise from Portland, you can sail towards Casco Bay by cruising towards to the famous picturesque 18th century Portland Head lighthouse. From there, you will have a perfect of the Maine dramatic coasts. Sailing further, you will reach Boothbay harbor (the self-proclaimed Soul of Maine coast), where you can drop anchor overnight and taste the fresh steamed Maine lobster for dinner on deck under the stars. Along your sailing route, you will join the quiet Tenants harbor where the entrance is marked by the Tenants harbor lighthouse which is featured in several of Jamie Wyeth’s paintings. Then further, you can cruise along the Penobscot Bay and stop in Vinalhaven which is located in the Fox islands. Vinalhaven was once a granite-quarrying city and is now home to a local lobster fishing fleet with an influx of wealthy visitors who arrive in mass every summer. You can continue to reach the Cranberry isles, and further the Bass harbor provides another picturesque destination to anchor for the night. You can continue to reach the Bar Harbor which is nestled on the eastern side on the Mount Desert Island. You can end your yacht charter cruise to the Camden harbor and have a cocktail at the Camden Yacht club or anchor overnight just outside the Camden harbor