April 1st Traditional Start to the PreSailing Season


April 1st crew meeting tradition. Cheers to Captain Aaron Lincoln and to the Schooner Olad which is celebrating 90 years of sailing! We're looking forward to another great season sailing in Penobscot Bay starting May 12th!
 

Special deals on Sailing!

Having the winter blues? Dreaming of warm weather and sailing?

To help make the dream a reality, the Schooner Olad is offering a winter special on sailing tickets purchased in advance. Purchase your tickets for our 2017 sailing season online at www.maineschooners.com, and receive $4 off the regular ticket price for each member of your group. Use the code 17winter4 during checkout. This special will start immediately and run until the spring equinox on March 20th.

Are you thinking of taking a private sailing charter on the Schooner Olad or Cutter Owl? We are offering specials for booking private sails in advance as well. Please call 207-236-2323 or email info@maineschooners.com for more details.

Enjoy your winter...spring and sailing is just around the corner!

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We would like to invite everyone to join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter. Our newsletter will give you info on our upcoming special events throughout the summer, photos of our winter activities in the boatyard as we spruce up the boats in the off-season, and specials and discounts on sailing that we will be running.

To join, simply click on the link located on the left side of our website's homepage and fill out the information boxes. We promise to send fun trip information and boat news, and will not share you information with the public.

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Weddings on a beautiful boat are the best!

Welcome to a new year!  We hope that everyone had a great holiday season, and enjoying winter thus far. 

We have had quite a few conversations recently with people inquiring about the possibility of getting married on the Schooner Olad or the Cutter Owl this upcoming sailing season.
We love to have people get married on the boat so much that two of our captains are notaries!  It's the perfect venue for an intimate affair, and the views can't be beat.  Many couples take a two hour private charter and get married near the lighthouse on Curtis Island...what a backdrop!  We also have many groups decide to make it an all day affair, and let us prepare them a traditional Maine lobster feast out on Warren Island State Park.  However much time is spent with us, we will help make it a day you and your guests will always remember.

Along with weddings we also have many groups that charter the boats out for bachelorette and bachelor parties as well as something to do for their guests who come into town for a larger affair at one of the local resorts.  Either way, it’s always fun to help coordinate the event.  We love assisting in finding a local caterer or a florist to help make the boat especially festive. 

It is our pleasure to help make your special day aboard the Olad or Owl flawless.  Please feel free to call 207-236-2323 or email info@maineschooners.com if you are thinking about taking a special sail with us.

Give the gift of sailing this holiday season!

It's getting to be that time of year again!

Give the gift of sailing on a beautiful wooden sailboat this holiday season...your loved ones will be so happy you did.

We'll be available to purchase Olad and Owl certificates for sailing by phone 207-236-2323, our online store at www.maineschooners.com, or in person Thanksgiving through Christmas Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at our company store located at 29 Main St. in Camden. Our gift certificates never expire, and are good for up to 2 hour of sailing throughout the season.

We will also have a selection of merchandise available to purchase in our company store as well as our online shop.

Cheers!

And the winner is...

And the winner of our 2016 Photo contest is...Joshua Whitman! Josh is from Alabama and took this gem at the tail end of our sailing season. Congratulations on winning a 2 hour private charter aboard the Schooner Olad!

To everyone who sent us their submissions, thank you so much for entering our photo contest and for sailing with us. We couldn't do what we love best without your loyal following.

Congratulations Josh!

Fall keeps us busy too

What an amazing sailing season 2016 has been!  The weather, the breezes, the great sails we were able to take, they will continue on with us through the winter and it’s snow and chilling temps.

A big thank you to all of our staff…we could not have done it without you, and to our guests who let us take them on sailing adventures and show them the beauty of our home.  We enjoyed all of the special sails and lobster bakes we put on over the summer.  How better to experience Maine sailing culture by participating in a schooner race across Penobscot Bay, or having a  lobster feast on a beautiful island?  We are so fortunate to live here!

We are now in the process of hauling the Olad and Owl out of the water.  We will start the sanding and varnishing portion of our season.  Lots of work goes into these two beautiful wooden vessels, and many raw fingertips will be had by the time it is over. 

We have many winter projects planned to keep us busy through to spring. 

Along with giving the boats their best shiny luster, we are also preparing our storefront at 29 Main St in Camden for a holiday season pop-up shop that will be opening on November 25th.  Su-Z-q Felts and Phoenix Fire Pottery will be taking over most of the small space to sell beautiful handmade wool items and functional stoneware.  Susie Cooke, owner of Su-Z-q Felts is also our business manager for the Olad and Owl.  Please stop in and visit her Thursday through Saturday starting the day after Thanksgiving, and check out her assortment of hats, scarves, needle felted animals, and much more.  Her sister, Jessica Goodwin and owner of Phoenix Fire Pottery, will have a large selection of thoughtfully made stoneware items from bowls, mugs, vases, and pots to name a few.  To preview some of the items that will be for sale, visit Su-Z-q Felts & Phoenix Fire Pottery Holiday Pop Up Shop @feltandpotterypopupcamden on Facebook.  Olad & Owl gift certificates, hats, and an assortment of t-shirts will also be available.

Cheers!

Our Official Last Sail of the 2016 Sailing Season!

 

It's official!!! The last 2 hour public sail of our sailing season will be this Sunday the 23rd at 11am. We believe we will be the last commercial sailing vessel doing public sails out of the whole state. First in, last out...that's how we roll. We hope you'll be able to join us before the end!  To all who have sailed with us, thank you so much for making our season a wonderful one.  We look forward to many more to come.  Cheers!

Another month left of sailing aboard the Olad

There's some great sailing days ahead as we move into fall in Maine.  The foliage change brings beautiful views off the bay, and characteristically the winds are also in our favor this time of year, bringing some truly wonderful sailing. The Olad will continue to sail 3 trips daily weather permitting with our last day tentatively being the 22nd of October.  We are hopeful the weather in autumn will continue with what summer was so nice to bring us.  For more information on our sailing trips, please visit our website or call us directly. 

Happy Sailing!

Full Day Sail & Lighthouse Tour

Full Day Sail and Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Tour aboard the Schooner Olad

September 15, 2016 10am-5pm

Celebrate Maine Lighthouse week by taking a Full day sail with us to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse! Look for the Windjammer Fleet and Lobster boats at work. We will tie up to the lighthouse dock and have a guided tour of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.  After the tour we will set our sails for Camden. On the way back, feel free to take some time at the helm or just enjoy the nature and wildlife as the boat sails on. Lunch, snacks, appetizers, and beverages will be served. Give us a call today to reserve your spot!

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