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Portland: tourist information
As the birthplace of European settlement, Portland is steeped in history, with its past playing a big role in its present and future. Many of its 200 heritage buildings from the 1800's are now fine places to dine and/or to stay.
Visitors can enjoy the special ambience and when it comes to dining, the local fishing industry ensures only the freshest seafood is on the menu.
There is always some activity on Portland’s waterfront: big ships from around the world coming in to load up, the fishing fleet unloading its catch in the early morning or heading out in the dark of night and people enjoying the wide foreshore reserve.
And for those who like dropping in a line, Portland is an angler’s paradise. From a boat or the beach, the range of fish that can be hooked is extensive, including King George whiting, flathead, snapper, tuna and mulloway. Details are available at the Visitor Information Centre. While locals may want to keep it quiet, Portland has some of the best surf this side of Bells Beach. The choice spots are Watertower, Blacknose, Crumpets, Yellow Rock and Murrells.
And when in Portland during September and October, keep an eye out for southern right whales. These giants of the deep have been seen frolicking close to shore in Portland Bay.
Visit the Portland Maritime Discovery and Visitors Centre, which showcases the maritime history of the region through a sight and sound-filled exhibition. View the oldest surviving intact vessel in Australia, the Portland Lifeboat built in 1858, or take a leisurely walk through the Portland Botanic Gardens, established in 1857.
Portland Cruise Port Schedule
Portland in the News
- Sep 24, 2023
Pilot program to reduce traffic when cruise ships visit Portland ME Cruise ship operations in Portland Maine have long been seen as a boon for the waterfront, contri...
- Sep 18, 2023
Cruise lines change itineraries as Hurricane Lee reaches New England USA and Canada Post-tropical cyclone Lee arrived in Canada on Saturday, September 16th, ushering in heavy rainfa...
- Sep 15, 2023
Crystal's ships Serenity and Symphony to visit 112 countries and 281 ports in 2025 Crystal has unveiled its 2025 itineraries for Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, following th...
- Aug 31, 2023
ACL's first new Coastal Cat, American Eagle, enters service ACL-American Cruise Lines introduced its latest vessel, American Eagle, a Coastal Cat, with great...
- Aug 26, 2023
Seabourn unveils 24 voyages to Alaska, Canada and New England USA (summer & fall 2025) Following Seabourn's recent announcement disclosing their 2025 itineraries, the focus now shifts ...
- Aug 23, 2023
MSC Meraviglia embarks on inaugural voyage from New York to Bermuda MSC Cruises' ship, MSC Meraviglia, embarked on her inaugural journey from New York to Bermuda on ...
- Jul 26, 2023
Scenic Group's Emerald Azzurra, Emerald Sakara, and Scenic Eclipse II, to be sailing in the Caribbean Scenic Group has announced that 3 of its ocean-going yachts, namely Emerald Azzurra, Emerald Saka...
- Jul 23, 2023
Cruise News Catch-Up: Carnival Ship Breaks, Cancellations, and Something Unexpected It’s time once again for the weekly round-up of the top cruise stories from Cruise Hive, where ...
- Jul 19, 2023
Norwegian Cruise Ship Arrives at Port Earlier Than Expected The local economy of Portland, England, a frequent port call for ships sailing around the British...
- Jul 17, 2023
UK college students engage with the cruise industry A scheme aiming to boost diversity and social mobility in the cruise industry by enabling A-Level...
- Jul 18, 2023
MSC Meraviglia’s autumn program includes itineraries from New York to Canada/New England MSC Cruises is offering captivating autumn cruises aboard MSC Meraviglia along the east coast of ...
- Jul 11, 2023
Princess Cruise Ship Cancels Call Due to Protests In the face of safety concerns due to protests, Regal Princess cancelled its scheduled visit to P...
- Jul 11, 2023
Regal Princess cruise ship cancels visit to Portland (Dorset England) due to protests Regal Princess, a regular visitor to Portland Port (Dorset) was scheduled to dock on Saturday, Ju...
- Jul 7, 2023
MSC Cruises Offering Longer Autumn Sailings That Guests Will Love MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia is offering longer sailings for fall 2023 with in-depth stops a...
- Jul 4, 2023
Norwegian Cruise Line Clarifies Large Number of Tender Ports Norwegian Cruise Line has informed guests embarking Norwegian Dawn on Sunday, July 2, 2023 that p...
Port rating and occupancy
Port of Portland ranks 63th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Portland in the next 12 months is 0.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Portland ranks 459.
Weather in Portland
Current water temperature in Portland now is 56°F (13.2°C)
Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.