The Schooners

Maine Windjammer Cruises Schooners, Grace Bailey, Mercantile and Mistress

Our Maine Windjammer Fleet - Grace Bailey, Mercantile & Mistress 

Welcome aboard the National Landmark schooners Grace Bailey and Mercantile. After serving prominent careers in the coastal cargo trade, these turn of the century tall ships became part of "Windjammer Cruises", founded in 1936. Our company's innovation of taking passengers on sailing vacations aboard working schooners is responsible for the preservation of many vessels.


Our schooner cruises offer an opportunity to cruise among the evergreen-lush islands of Penobscot Bay. They sail with no inboard power, as they did a hundred years ago, with wind and canvas still providing this unique way to travel in the 21st century.


The schooner Mistress is a smaller, more modern version of her sister ships. Traditionally rigged, but with inboard power, she accommodates only six guests for a more intimate experience. 

The SWIFT, a Murray Peterson design brigantine/schooner is currently undergoing a complete refit below decks to convert her interior for Luxury Windjammer Cruising. 


Please look at each of our vessels and their schedules to find the trip that's right for you.