Portland Maine Cruise Ship Passenger Information on Tours
Cruise ship passengers should be aware that there are two locations where ships dock in Portland Maine. One is the Portland Ocean Terminal, located at the Maine State Pier, where the ferry docks. The other location is the Ocean Gateway Terminal, located near Casco Bay Ferry Lines. It can be a little confusing to distinguish between the two different terminals so please ask someone as you disembark to tell you which one you are at. Portland Maine cruise ship schedule is noted on our online booking system. We only pick up THE FIRST TOUR OF THE DAY in front of the cruise ship terminal. This FIRST TOUR OF THE DAY then disembarks at 180 Commercial St which is the center of town in Portland Maine. All other subsequent tours will begin and end at 180 Commercial St. Please check our Online Ticketing System to see exactly which terminal we will be located at when your cruise ship arrives. You can book your tour tickets online or directly on the fire truck.
Our Portland Maine tours are perfect for cruise ship passengers who want to see the most of Portland Maine in a short amount of time. All of our tours are narrated by our talented and very knowledgeable Portland Maine tour guides. We do have a limited capacity on our Vintage Fire Truck tours so make sure that you book your tour early enough in advance because we do sell out quickly. We also make sure that all cruise ship passengers who take our tours will make it back to their cruise ship at the end of the day. Please make sure you let our tour guide know in advance that you are a cruise ship passenger. Our fire engine is covered and it’s only 4 easy steps to get onto the truck. Please visit the home page to see a quick video of how to get on and off the truck safely.
If you booked your tour tickets with us online you just need to meet the Fire Engine at our boarding spot at 180 Commercial St. unless specified that we will pick up outside the cruise ship terminal on our website.
We try to board our first tour of each cruise ship day directly in front of the cruise ship terminal and then drop you off at our normal starting and ending point at 180 Commercial St. After this first pick-up all our other trips will begin and end at 180 Commercial St. Just look for Portland Lobster Co. where you can enjoy an amazing chowder or lobster roll as well as locally brewed, cold beer and award-winning wines.
It is a beautiful 5-10 minute walk down the waterfront from the Portland Ocean Terminal and a 10-15 minute walk from the Ocean Gateway Terminal. We pull in at 180 Commercial St. It is easy to find us just look for the blue wave fence and we will pull in directly in front here at this tour bus loading zone. Sometimes traffic can hold us up for a few minutes so please be patient.