Vacation Info


Including suggestions for places to stay, restaurants, transportation, specialty shops, and worthwhile activities our passengers have enjoyed in the past. Each of these businesses has the personal recommendatoin of Capt. Ray & Ann Williamson.

Some links of interest for those about to ship out...

 
  Accomodations
  • Camden Main Stay Inn
    22 High St., Bob & Juanita Tupper welcome you with a cozy fire-lit parlor and a glassed-in porch overlooking the garden and woods, where you can walk the woodland path or find a peaceful bench by the brook. Phone 207-236-9636.
  • Hawthorn Inn
    9 High St., offers Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, private decks and more with your host Maryanne Shanahan. Phone 207-236-8842.
  • Towne Motel
    68 Elm St., Neil & Patty Courtney will offer you a clean, comfortable stay with telephone and color cable TV and a complimentary continental breakfast. Phone 207-236-3377 or for reservations 1-800-656-4999.
  • Lord Camden Inn
    24 Main St., built by Stuart & Marianne Smith within the business buildings in town and from the top floor harbor side, you have a view of the activities in the harbor. Phone 207-236-4325 or 1-800-755-7483
  • High Tide Inn on THE OCEAN
    7 acres with an Inn, Motel, & Cottages. You will be offered homemade pop-overs by Jo Freilich, served on the glassed-in porch overlooking the Penobscot Bay. You can gaze at the islands, listen to the waves or walk on the private beach. (800) 778-7068
  • The Country Inn
    Only minutes away from downtown Camden, each suite is furnished in an elegant country theme. Air conditioing, iron, refrig and private deck or patio area, library, pool, fitness room, and guest laundry. High-speed wireless internet access. 888-707-3945
  • Cedar Crest
    A plesant walk to downtown Camden. Air-conditioning, irons, coffee maker and cable TV. Adjoining Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Heated outdoor pool, internet access, wake-up calls available. Motels rooms, suites or a cabin. 800-422-4964
  • Camden Windward House
    6 High St., Kristen Bifulco, Innkeeper, welcomes you to this Historic District 1854 Greek Revival style home. Steps from the harbor and downtown shops and restaurants. 207-236-9656 or for reservations 877-492-9656
  • Birchwood Motel
    Camden's Best Value ~ Ocean View. Family owned and operated, 2.5 miles north of downtown Camden. Motel rooms, cottage, efficiencies and vacation rentals. Discount packages and internet access available. 207-236-4204
 
  Dining
  • Cappy's Chowder House
    1 Main St., whether it's breakfast at their famous bakery, a bowl of chowder, salad for lunch or a full dinner, Cappy's is convenient with great food. 236-2254
 
  Gift & Specialty Shops
  • Camden Custom Embroidery
    2 Main St., this store has a full service computerized embroidery shop. Over 20,000 in-stock designs. Customized logos. A great place for that Camden souvenir or gift.
  • French & Brawn Marketplace
    Main St., a deli counter with soups, sandwiches, salads and baked goods. Pack a picnic lunch and go across the street to the park. Also meats, live and cooked lobsters and full grocery line with beer and wine. 207-236-3361
  • Russels of Camden
    A variety of custom-made and stock jewelry in 14k, 18k and sterling silver; repair and restoration services, stone cutting. Homeport for designer nautical jewelry. 207-236-4367 Russell's of Camden, PO Box 598, Camden, ME 04843.
  • State of Maine Cheese Company
    Route 1 south of Camden, a delicious variety of made in Maine cheese and dairy products and speciality gift items. 207-236-8895
  • Sleepy Hollow Rag Rugs
    Located on Route 173, 1 1/4 mile off Lincolnville Beach. Visit O'Brien's shop where you can watch rugs of all sizes being weaved on their specialty looms good for small homes and mansions alike. 207-789-5987
  • All About Games
    Located in Belfast, owner's Ray & Pat Estabrook believe in the interactive, social enhancement provided by non-electronic games in general. During the summer they run "Learn to play" nights. Visit anytime. 207-338-9984 or 1-877-604-2182
  • Dolphin Designs
    Enrich your life with a piece of lovingly created jewelry. A selection including earrings, necklaces & bracelets inc. dolphins, lobsters, starfish, sand dollars, seahorses, crabs, octopus; Boats, anchors, propellors, sextant, lighthouses & more.
 
  Museums
  • Lincolnville Historical Society
    Photographs, early settlers tools, everchanging displays, archeology and Native American artifacts. Historians and genealogist, check out their online publications and cemetary listings. 207-789-5445 1/4 mile on Rt. 173 from Lincolnville Beach.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum
    Twenty miles north in the seaport village of Searsport is an extensive maritime museum and genealogy library; 18th, 19th & 20th century merchant sailing craft. Visit many of their buildings including a sea Captain's home and boat barns. 207-548-2529.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum
    Just a few miles south of Camden is one of the finest art museums in the country with a specialized collection focusing on Maine's roll in American art including the Wyeth Center. 207-548-2529.
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum
    One of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, carriages and engines are on permanent diplay. Weekly special events. 207-594-4418.
  • Maine Maritime Museum
    Either on your trip from the south or upon your return stop in Bath, Maine. Founded in 1962, Maine's maritime heritage is told through gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard site and narrated excursions along the Kennebec River. 207-443-1316.
 
 
  Transportation
  • Midcoast Limo
    If you need a ride they offer reliable and economical transportation from the Portland Jetport and bus stations. 207-236-2424 or 1-800-937-2424
  • Schooner Bay Taxi

    Taxi & Van Service Local Transportation - Also providing service to an from Rockland Regional Airport and Portland JetPort  207-594-5000


 
  Traveling? Links of Interest
  • Windjammer Festival, Camden Harbor

    Celebration of our windjammer heritage. Windjammer Parade, boat tours, concerts, fireworks, nautical events and more! Join the fun book a Labor Day Weekend Cruise! http://www.mainewindjammercruises.com/schedule


  • Bay Chamber Concerts
    Bay Chamber Concerts brings to the midcoast some of the most respected names in classical, jazz, world music and dance. For newcomers to a live performance, we invite you to explore this year's highly diverse offerings.
  • Camden Rotary Club
    Sometimes we need to step back and get a broader view of who we are and what we are doing. We need to let our awareness of what's important seep in. -- Anna Louise Strong AND what is better than a windjammer cruise to do this!
  • Eagles/other birds in Maine
    Our variety of habitat and climate zones makes Maine a great place for birding. While on your windjammer cruise; gulls, ospreys and even eagles soar above the evergreens. If we're in the right place at the right time, we may even spy some elusive puffins.
  • Maine Lobster Festival
    Enjoy this special event before or after your special windjammer cruises: 58th Annual Maine Lobster Festival - August 3-7, 2005
  • Camden Opera House Schedule
    This grand building surprises many that walk off the streets of bustling downtown Camden and find themselves in the halls of a Victorian opera house. Check out our schedule to enjoy before or after your windjammer cruise.
  • Fishing in Maine
    In a world beset by countless trying problems Maine stands out among other areas as a sanctuary for fishing lovers, still rugged, beautiful and unspoiled. Nearly 6000 lakes and ponds and 32,000 miles of rivers and streams along with some of the nicest peo
  • Maine Genealogy Info
    The Maine State Archives maintains approximately 95 million pages of official State records considered to be permanently valuable. The earliest dates from 1639.
  • Golf
    An 18-hole oceanside golf course (6,600 yds., Par 70) is one of the most beautiful in New England, boasting seven holes bordering the ocean and ocean vistas from fourteen of the eighteen holes.
  • Maine Lighthouses
    Every windjammer cruise gives you the opportunity to take pictures of Maine's beautiful lighthouses, the longer the cruise the more you see. Many you can tour by land or by sea.
  • Maine Lobster Info
    There's a reason that wherever you go, or however you cook it, America's favorite crustacean is called "Maine" Lobster.
  • Maine State Parks & Lands
    Designed to harmonize with mountain, lake, and seashore, Maine's state park system is as varied as the state's landscape.
  • Marriage License
    Maine laws have now made it easier for out-of-state residents to marry here.
  • Whale Watching
    Going on a windjammer you have a "chance" of seeing a whale. But, if you'd like a better opportunity spend some time before or after your trip and take a power boat for your whale watch.
  • Ocean Wildlife In Maine
    A summer program in Marine Studies for students age 12 to 18.
  • Salmon Commission, Maine Atlantic
    The purpose of the Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission is to protect, conserve, restore, manage and enhance Atlantic salmon habitat, populations and sport fisheries within historical habitat in all (inland and tidal) waters of the State of Maine.
  • Bark Europa
    Ask Captain Ray Williamson about his trip!
  • Puffins in Maine
    Atlantic Puffins, seabirds of the Auk family, are well-known for their clown-like features and throaty calls. Icons of coastal Maine, they are frequently captured in post cards, calendars and picture books.
  • Acadia National Park

    Celebrating 100 Years! Only 1 1/2 hours north of Camden. The second most visited National park in the United States of America. Well worth the visit either before of after your windjammer cruise. 


 
  Various other links that link to us
 
  Windjammer, All things
  • All Things Windjammer
    We will be listing here (until we get enough for a new page) all things that have the name "Windjammer" in it. With approval from Capt. Ray, link to our company and we will link to you in return. Companies helping companies in this ocean of cyberspace.