A Day Aboard

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Here at Maine Windjammer Cruises, shipboard routines quickly become a comfortable pattern.    

Rise early, perhaps in time for an exhilarating sunrise. Relax on deck with a hot cup of coffee and baked goods still warm from the galley, as you take in the splendor of a new day and the fresh sea air. Slowly the schooner comes to life as passengers are tempted from their cabins by the aroma of a hearty Maine breakfast wafting from the galley.

Soon, the clanking of the anchor chain signals that it’s time to leave your serene anchorage and set out on the bay. Guests who wish can lend a hand, and in no time the anchor breaks free, the sails are set and you are underway. 

Experience the wonders of the Maine Coast, get to know your fellow passengers or simply sit back and relax as the wind propels you through one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. Don’t forget your binoculars- Nature is all around you on the bay. Curious harbor seals watch as they sun themselves on rocky island points and graceful porpoises arch through the water. Gulls, ospreys and eagles soar above the evergreens.

Late afternoon brings you to your evening’s destination. Where appropriate, island shore excursions are available. Go for a row in the Whitehall or Peapod or take a refreshing swim. Gather with your shipmates in the galley for an amazing home-cooked meal prepared on our wood fired stove.

Enjoy an evening of music, laughter, camaraderie and star gazing before turning in for the night.

One night of your cruise will include a Lobster Bake on an island, (6-Day, 5-Day & 4-Day Cruises), or a Lobster Feast on the schooner, (3-Day & Weekend Cruises).