|Let us put the wonders of the Maine Coast at your finger tips!|
AND IT ALL STARTED WITH CAMPERS!
In the early 1930s, our founder Frank Swift, was working for Camp Wigwam, in South Waterford, and later at Camp Blue Moon, on Toddy Pond, in East Orland.
Facinated by the pulpwood schooners in nearby Bucksport, Frank arranged a charter to take his campers sailing. With straw in the holds for bedding they were off for a weeklong adventure. This cruise, which became an annual event, was the highlight of the summer for everyone at the camp.
His memories of sailing with his campers were so enjoyable, he thought others might be willing to pay for the experience. What if he got a schooner and instead of hauling freight, carried people on cruises along the Maine coast?
IN 1936 MAINE WINDJAMMER CRUISES WAS BORN!
There is no longer straw in the cargo holds, but the same traditional sailing experience is available for your campers. Sailing at the whim of the winds and tides as they did in the past. The broad decks of our National Landmark schooners Grace Bailey and Mercantile continue to bring joy to the guests of Maine Windjammer Cruises just as they have since 1939 and 1945, respectively.
An amazing adventure awaits your campers as they explore the coastal waters of Maine.
Let our Captains work with you to develop the perfect experience for your group.
* Exploration * Traditional Sailing * History * Navigation *
* Team Building * Marine Life * Music * Theater *
JUST PLAIN FUN!
The Schooners Grace Bailey and Mercantile carry up to 29 passengers each and sailing schedules offer weekend, 3-day, 4-day and 5-day cruises each week from mid May through the first week in October.
Day trips are also possible on Wednesdays and Sundays. In the pre-season, they may be available for additional dates. Most trips are from noon to 4 p.m. We can carry from 29 to 49 guests on each of the big boats or smaller parties on the Mistress.
Special pricing is available for groups and full boat charters.
Customize the perfect outing to accommodate your groups interests. We welcome the opportunity to explore with you how Maine Windjammer Cruises can be the highlight of your campers summer experience.
Schooners Grace Bailey & Mercantile & Summertime
USCG INSPECTED VESSELS SUBSCRIBING TO THE HIGHEST SAFETY AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS.