Our last trip of the day is by far the most relaxing and most romantic. Unwind from your day as you enjoy the calm sea breeze and the lovely scenery Penobscot Bay has to offer. Watch for wildlife, lighthouses, big estates, and other gorgeous ships. But the most beautiful thing you will see on this sail is the magnificent sunset. As you sit aboard the Olad watch the sun go down behind the mountains, the only mountain range that touches the Atlantic Ocean from here to South America. This sunset is truly unique. We also have a cushioned cockpit that will make your sail with your friends or family even more intimate. We do not provide food or drinks on the boat but there are no restrictions to what you can bring. The Captain simply doesn’t have the heart to charge $5 for a beer but feel free to bring wine and cheese or anything else you would like. Check our website or call us for times and availability.
Check out the Schooner Olad sailing by the Rockland Breakwater during the Great Schooner Race on July 6th! It was truly a magnificent day for passengers and crew alike!
The weather has been perfect here in Camden Maine. If you are in the area why not experience Camden in a very unique and enjoyable way by joining us for a ride aboard the Schooner Olad!
If you are vacationing in Maine or if you live in the area why not participate in an enjoyable, rare, and truly Maine experience! On July 17th from 2:30-8:45pm the Schooner Olad is hosting a very special event: a half day sail and a lobster bake! Spend a relaxing afternoon aboard the Olad while she sails around Penobscot Bay. The Olad will sail through the archipelago of Islesboro to Warren Island. Explore Warren Island State Park while the crew prepares a Maine lobster bake for you and your family! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
The past few days have been beautiful and these sunny days are suppose to continue!
While you’re in town for the Forth of July don’t miss a relaxing and enjoyable sail aboard the Schooner Olad! It is the perfect activity to do on your vacation!
Also, we have a special half day sail and lobster bake coming up on July 17th! The Schooner Olad will sail around Penobscot Bay and through the archipelago of Islesboro to Warren Island. Spend time exploring Warren Island State Park while we prepare a traditional Maine Lobster Bake for you!
We’re off to a great start to the season here in Camden, Maine!
May offered up some very warm and sunny days, perfect for sailing! Although June is a little shy in getting warmer, this coming weekend looks to be beautiful. Sunny and in the 70’s!
We hope you’ll consider joining us for a great sail and if you want something “extra special”, why not come sailing on Father’s Day or for our Summer Solstice?
The Father’s Day sail, on June 17th , will feature Dad. Dad gets to sail for half off if accompanied by a family member and our sailing times that day are 10-12a.m., 12:30-2:30p.m., 3-5p.m., 5:15-7:15p.m., or sunset sail from 7:15-9:15p.m. Come on and treat Dad right!
Our Summer Solstice sail is on the longest day of the year, June 21st from 4:15-6:15a.m. That’s right, it’s early so you can be the first to witness the sunrise from the comfort of the Olad while enjoying warm coffee or tea and fresh baked goods. The colors of the sunrise will amaze you and if it’s anything like last year, it will be truly spectacular, including porpoises dancing around the boat and seals busying themselves with fishing for their first meal of the day. Cadillac Mtn. is also a special place to see the sunrise, but why be surrounded by a large crowd when you can be on the Bay with only a few individuals sailing peacefully on the Olad. The word must have gotten out that last year’s trip was unique because we are already half booked, so don’t wait!
As usual, the Olad team looks forward to greeting you on the dock or in the store and we look forward to a fabulous summer in Camden. See you soon!
Well, we are ready. We have been for two weeks. The Crew needs something to do so I said, "Why not run a weekend early." And so we begin the year with a soft start. The schooner will make its first sail with passengers on Friday May 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm. The schedule will be as follows. We will run a 12:30pm trip and a 3:00pm trip on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We will be closed Monday thru Wednesday.. Then, we will have our official Start on Thursday May 17, 2012, and run the full schedule starting this day.(10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:15pm) I am so excited.
Here we are again, just days from the start of the 2012 maintenance program. It was an amazing 74 degrees in Camden, Maine yesterday, a record I believe for March. So, I feel like we might as well start fitting out early so we can go sailing sooner. I’d start May 1 if I could… I am just itching to be out on the water. This will be my 13th year sailing the Schooner Olad and I am still excited, and I feel that speaks of how wonderful the Olad is to sail, how great my crew is, and how amazing my guests are.
If you have been sailing with me over last five years the faces are going to seem familiar. Matthew just got back from his winter adventure. He sailed from Spain to the Canary Islands then across the Atlantic to the Virgin Islands then to Jacksonville, Florida on a friend’s boat.
Molly just finished the last day of the Camden Snow Bowl yesterday. She runs the ski school there where she taught hundreds of kids to ski and snowboard. Molly lives on Ragged Mountain and is often the first person on the hill. She snowshoes from home to the edge of the ski trails the snowboards the rest of the way, to the lodge, as part of her daily commute.
I am sure they will have plenty of new stories to tell.
What about the captain? Well, I spent the winter working on the schooner to keep it looking Bristol. In my down time I keep busy reading. I love having new history and boating material for each year. On of my prides is that people come back year after year and are amazed I can teach them something new and different on each trip.
As far as the Olad, she just had her 85th birthday this year, but you would never know it. She is in pristine shape, and looks like she was just launched the other day. She can’t wait to start sailing out of Camden, Maine either.
We will see you soon.
It’s hard to believe it has all come to end. Our last day of sailing for the 2011 season is this Sunday, October 23rd. The last trip of the day will be 12:30 p.m.
We just wanted to thank you all for making this year so amazing! We have broken lots of records, and had lots of fun. Thank you for all of your support and friendships, new and old.
We hope that you have a great winter and we are already looking forward to starting back up again in the spring. Enjoy your holiday season and we will see you in May!