Cruise Options


Weekly Tours Throughout the Season – We Have a Trip That’s Right For You!
A Weekend Getaway or Week Long Excursion Down East, All Inclusive Windjammer Vacations Along the Maine Coast.  Day Sails & Single Night Cruises are available on the Schooner Summertime and daily  Harbor Cruises on the Sally

 

SEASON STARTERS      PRE-SEASON THREE DAY CRUISE      SIX DAY CRUISE

 

3-DAY       4-DAY       5-DAY       WEEKEND

 
These trips offer the best value. Off-season rates coupled with long days and uncrowded anchorages mean you will see more for less. Although the weather is cooler, we strongly recommend this time of the year. Everything is fresh and the windjammers, anxious to get started on a new season, are often the only vessels on the bay. The sailing is great and enthusiasm is high. A variety of cruise lengths are offered from late May through mid-June
 
 
SEASON STARTERS

We offer three cruise options before settling into our regular preseason schedule.

SHAKEDOWN WEEKEND

This cruise starts our season. After six weeks of preparing the schooners, spirits run high as the crew anticipates a summer of sailing the coast of Maine. Passengers share the excitement of working together as a team for the first time, all under the competent direction of our seasoned Captain.

 

VICTORIA 4-DAY CRUISE

Board Sunday evening and meet your new shipmates. After a hearty breakfast Monday, we get underway for your adventure exploring the islands of mid-coast Maine. You will return to Camden on Thursday by 10 a.m.

 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

This getaway cruise was designed for those with limited time. We will whisk you away Friday afternoon for an adventure so relaxing and unique that you will be refreshed and energized. Please be prepared to board promptly at 2 p.m.; return is 10 a.m. Sunday in plenty of time to return home ahead of the Memorial Day traffic.

ALL SEASON STARTER CRUISES INCLUDE A LOBSTER FEAST ON BOARD.

THREE DAY CRUISE – PRE-SEASON

These cruises are an excellent introduction to the world of windjamming. You may choose from the first or second half of the week. This can be a grand change of pace or the highlight of a longer Maine vacation. A Lobster Feast is included in all three-day cruises.

FIRST HALF

Board Sunday evening and meet your new shipmates. After a hearty breakfast Monday, we get underway for our short adventure exploring the islands of Maine. You will return to Camden Harbor between 10 a.m. and Noon Wednesday. Often, people that take the beginning of the week preseason 3-day cruise have such a good time they ask to stay on for the whole week. You will have the option, IF SPACE ALLOWS, to stay for the second half of the cruise, for an additional discounted fee.

SECOND HALF

We ask that you be in the area early Wednesday AM and call us by 9 AM. We will then let you know if we will be taking you to a nearby port to join the boat and at what time and where we will meet you. All meals will be covered once you are on the boat. If we do not need to meet the boat nearby, you will be boarding Wednesday in Camden at 5:30PM and return by 10 am on Saturday.

SIX-DAY CRUISE

Offered exclusively in the Pre-Season, these trips have it all. They are the best value with an extended week, long days to sail and explore, a shore-side lobster bake, and lots of time to relax and unwind. Board Sunday evening and return Saturday by 10 a.m.

 
 
SUMMER SAILING
 

FIVE-DAY CRUISE

Available on the Grace Bailey and the Mistress

Departing every Monday, these cruises have much to offer. Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Maine coast in all its splendor. Each evening will bring you to a new and varied destination. Every week is different: that's why people come back year after year. All five-day cruises include our real New England Lobster Bake-cooked over a driftwood fire on a deserted Island-steamed lobsters, clams, corn, hot dogs, cheeses, salads and vegetable buffet . . . all topped off with roasted marshmallows and s'mores. And on your last night aboard, you'll enjoy the Famous Captain's Barbecue, featuring steak, ribs, and chicken. You are welcomed aboard Sunday evening. We depart mid-morning on Monday and return by 10:00 a.m. the following Friday.

 

FOUR-DAY CRUISE

Available on the Mercantile and the Mistress

This cruise starts midweek and has many of the advantages of our five-day trips. There's time to relax and time to explore our beautiful coast. All four-day cruises feature our New England Lobster Bake. You are welcomed aboard Wednesday evening. We depart mid-morning Thursday and return by 10:00 a.m. the following Sunday.

 

THREE-DAY CRUISE

Available on the Mercantile and the Mistress

The three-day cruise is an excellent introduction to the world of windjamming. Board Sunday evening and meet your new shipmates. After a hearty breakfast Monday, we get underway for our short adventure exploring the islands of Maine. This cruise can be a grand change of pace and certainly the highlight of a longer Maine vacation. A Lobster Feast is included in all three-day cruises. You will return to Camden Harbor by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

 

WEEKEND CRUISE

Available on the Grace Bailey and Mistress

This getaway cruise was designed for those with limited time. We will whisk you away Friday afternoon for an adventure so relaxing and unique that you will be refreshed and energized. All weekend cruises include a Lobster Feast on board. Please be prepared to board promptly at 2 p.m.; return is 10 a.m. Sunday.

 
 

This is a very special time of the year. Although still considered somewhat off-season, more and more people are finding this the perfect time to vacation in Maine. The beauty of the fall colors adds a new dimension to already breathtaking scenery. Crisp, clear days with brisk winds offer the best sailing of the season. Regardless of when you come or how long you sail, you're going to love it. Take a look at our schedule and pick a cruise that's perfect for you.

 
 

The six passenger Mistress is available for 3-day, 4-day, 5-day and weekend cruises during the Summer and Fall Foliage season. Each of her three private, double cabins, has its own head, sink, and private companionway from the deck and reservations are made by double only, (2, 4, 6). The first reservation made determines her schedule for a particular week, (3-day/4-day or 5-day/weekend). Her schedule indicates NA for cruises that are not available and F for those that are full. Reserve early for the best selection of available dates.