Explore the islands of Casco Bay with Fido aboard one of the daily cruises offered by Casco Bay Lines in Portland. Start your morning with a beautiful ‘Sunrise on the Bay’ cruise, a two-hour tour that starts at the peak of dawn, giving you opportunities for great early morning photographs. If island hopping is more your style, check out the ‘Mailboat Run’ instead. As the name implies, the Mailboat navigates the many small islands of Casco Bay, delivering mail and freight, as well as hauling passengers and their furry friends. Roundtrip cruises take approximately three hours and depart twice daily. Dogs must remain leashed at all times. After you’ve worked up an appetite helping to deliver mail, stop by the Portland Lobster Company to enjoy a classic Maine lobster roll. The restaurant welcomes your pooch with ample outdoor seating.
Located a short drive from Portland, Inn by the Sea is a true doggy delight on Crescent Beach. The hotel offers an ‘Inncredible Pets’ package, which includes a two-night stay in a one-bedroom suite, personalized L.L. Bean dog bed and toy, Inn by the Sea dog bowl, nightly dining from the gourmet pet menu, and evening turndown service (complete with a locally made seasonal dog treat). The property’s human perks are great too, and dogs of any size stay for no additional fee.
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