The Schooners

Maine Windjammer Cruises Schooners, Grace Bailey, Mercantile and Mistress

Our Maine Windjammer Fleet -  Mercantile & Mistress 

Welcome aboard the National Landmark schooner Mercantile. After serving prominent careers in the coastal cargo trade, this turn-of-the-century tall ship 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 schooners Mistress and Swift are smaller, more modern versions of the larger ship. Traditionally rigged, but with inboard power, they accommodate 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.