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Schooners & Sailboat Cruises in Maine

Windjammers are historic-design sailing ships with three to five large masts and square sails. Few places keep sailing them, but one of those places is mid-Coast Maine which has excellent sailing conditions and some of the best ocean vistas in New England. A windjammer sailing cruise is a truly special Maine sea adventure.

Maine Windjammers - Schooner Cruises in Maine
Sailing Couple - A Morning in Maine - Rockland, ME
A Morning in Maine

3 Park Drive Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-691-7245

Learn about Penobscot Bay as you glide through it on board a 55-foot ketch

Spend a glorious morning in Maine — or an afternoon, or an evening — aboard the aptly named 55-foot ketch Morning in Maine as it sails on Penobscot Bay. During your two-hour cruise, you’ll learn about the beautiful bay’s natural and historic features. You’ll see seabirds and harbor seals, lighthouses and historic schooners, as you relax on deck. Or, if the spirit moves you, lend a hand with the sails or steering! In addition to regular cruises, Morning in Maine offers special sunset cruises; Science Under Sail cruises with a science educator (especially great for kids, who get to use real oceanographic equipment); and a trip to Monroe Island, ME, a six-hour adventure complete with scenic hikes, beach combing and lobster rolls. Private charters are available.
Schooner American Eagle - Maine Windjammers - Camden ME
Maine Windjammer Association

Sailing from Ports in Rockland and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-807-9463

Windjammers offer lucky vacationers an experience they’ll remember for a lifetime

Windjammer cruising is like nothing else on Earth, and it starts with the magnificent tall ships themselves. The nine vessels of the Maine Windjammer Association, some of them National Historic Landmarks, have been meticulously cared for, offering guests comfortable accommodations, amazing meals prepared by professional cooks and rich experiences from trying your hand at raising the sails to stopping off at quiet fishing villages. There’s also just relaxing on deck as your windjammer weaves in and out among green-forested islands, stopping once on every cruise for a traditional lobster bake. Wildlife sightings include bald eagles, porpoises, seals and the occasional puffin or minke whale. Steady breezes and calm bays make this an ideal cruising ground for schooners, an intrinsic part of the picturesque Maine coast for centuries.