Special Occasion and Private Sailing Excursions
Let Us Help You Plan Your Event Aboard Our Schooners
WE'LL PUT THE WONDERS OF THE MAINE COAST AT YOUR FINGER TIPS! Our three windjammers are available for weddings, reunions, family celebrations, team building and other activities. In addition to the posted schedule, we are available for day sails on Wednesdays and Sundays with or without food service.
"The lobster bake alone was worth the price of admission - but there was more - a friendly, competant crew, a marvelous sailing vessel, plenty of goodies to eat and holding it all together, the bay itself, a great place to sail."
John Sinclair, Swarthmore College Alumni
Is your dream a windjammer wedding? Even if you reside out of state, it’s now simple to get a marriage license in Maine, and our captains can legally perform a wedding ceremony. Would you like to enjoy your wedding reception on Penobscot Bay or offer a trip on our schooners to out-of-town wedding guests?
Nonprofit groups have used the Grace Bailey and Mercantile for fundraising trips, and professional photographers regularly sail with us to take advantage of the special photo ops our cruises provide.
Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Military Units, Summer Campers, foreign exchange students, and specialized travel groups have also enjoyed trips with us.
We work with college alumni and other nonprofit groups to create fundraisers and unique travel opportunities. Even if you don’t have enough people to fill a boat, send a group of ten or twenty.
Day trips are possible on turn around dates Wednesday and Sunday. 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. Please call for availability and prices. 800-736-7981
Brides and grooms and those renewing their vows aren’t the only ones who look to a New England sailing vacation for a special event. Loved ones will never forget a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, graduation, or surprise party celebrated on a Maine windjammer. Our cruises are also popular for college and high school alumni reunions and sorority, fraternity, and professional society gatherings.
We can also provide a trip appropriate for a funeral service or memorial gathering. When it’s important to get away from interruptions for an organization, religious, or corporate retreat, we hope you’ll ask Maine Windjammer Cruises® to provide your venue.
Food for your charter can be provided from our standard menu that includes lobster, fish chowder, and other traditional Maine fare, but we are willing to work with you for some adjustments or special requests. Full catering from your menu is also available. Daytrips can be chartered with or without food.
We can help you determine the questions that need to be asked and the issues that need to be resolved and will provide specific information about our historic schooners and services.
Rates vary with the number of passengers, length of cruise, and time of year. If you need flexibility and our best prices, then late May through early June are best. In the pre-season, two or three boats can travel together to accommodate a large group.
Please plan early to get your special date, but never hesitate to inquire even if the season is underway. With three schooners, it’s likely that we will have a vessel available for your group.
We require one-third of your payment at the time of your confirmed reservation, one-third between the reservation and balance date, and one-third 30 days before your departure date. Rates are all-inclusive. Other payment plans can be discussed.
Charters are nonrefundable, so you may want to look into Trip Insurance from an independent agency.