Experience authentic Maine with any one of these educational and entertaining local excursions. Regional insiders share their intel on food, lobster lore, micro brews and the area’s art scene! Inn by the Sea packages with them all, connecting visitors to the quintessential Maine experience. (Inn by the Sea offers )
Maine Foodie Tours: Enjoy a culinary tasting tour of Portland by foot or trolley. Selected USA’s foodiest small town by Bon Appétit, Portland boosts fresh seafood and lobster, artisanal cheeses and handcrafted beer, fabulous restaurants and award winning chefs. Get a taste of it all with a 2 ½ hour jaunt through the working waterfront with Maine Foodie Tours Visit the city’s best purveyors; learn about the city’s history with tastings as you weave through the scenic Old Port. (Maine Foodie Tours)
Brew Bus: Cure all that ales you with a guided tour of the Greater Portland area’s micro breweries. With dozens of unique micro breweries and a foodie rep like no other coastal city, Portland is the perfect small port town for beer lovers to explore. Join the Portland Brew Bus, which will “drive you to drink locally” for lunch and a guided behind the scenes look at some of the best Maine’s craft breweries. (Maine Brew Bus )
Lucky Catch Lobster Boat: Venture out onto Casco Bay in an authentic Lobster boat, don slickers and join Captain Tom and the crew of the Lucky Catch. Bait and haul traps and learn about Portland’s history as you float past the Portland Headlight or Fort Williams. The crew will teach all you need to know about how Maine Lobstermen have practiced sustainability for over 75 years, notching tails, and measuring their catch. Later, take your haul to the Lobster Company Restaurant next door on the dock, where they’ll cook up your lobster as you watch fishing boats come and go on Casco Bay. (Lucky Catch Cruises)
Winslow Homer Studio: Visit the renowned Portland Museum of Art and enjoy the museum’s collection of Maine artists including Fairfield Porter, Marsden Hartley and a collection of Winslow Homer paintings and etchings. Then head off to the Homer studio in the museum’s 10 person van to visit the artist’s home located on dramatic rocks , looking over the Atlantic. Surround yourself in the artist’s muse at the seaside studio, then enjoy the cliff walk and rest on Cannon Rock, the subject of Homer’s most famous oil. (Portland Museum of Art)
For information or reservations for packages with accommodations at Inn by the Sea call 207 799 3134.