Make use of our 25th Anniversary Sale, and buy tickets online today!

We are celebrating 25 years of sailing in Camden, Maine and we would love for you to join in the celebration. We are offering a discount of $2.50 per ticket, when ordered online now through the end of the season.

The leaves are starting to turn their beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow, which only makes the vista more irresistible as we sail through Penobscot Bay. Always beautiful, the sights are truly stunning during the fall foliage season. If you haven’t seen the changing leaves from the harbor before, you won’t want to miss out.

We have one last Full Moon Sail for this season, on Wednesday, October 12 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. This is one of our most popular special events, as the sunset meets the moonrise and we return to the harbor as twilight descends. Bring some hot toddies or hot cider to make the evening extra cozy!

Come see the Fall Foliage and Celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

The leaves are just starting to change, and the air is getting crisp and cool. This is my favorite time of year in general, and an especially great time to be sailing!

We are still celebrating our 25th anniversary of sailing in Camden harbor, so if you book online you will receive $2.50 off per ticket.

 

 

 

 

6th Annual Full-Day Sail!!

The crew and I were talking about it just the other day, even on our regular 2-hour trips, we’ve been making it a little further out than we normally get to: plain and simple, the fall sailing breezes are here! People always ask us why we do the all-day sail in September. Truthfully, the days are just as warm, but we get a much a bigger breeze. In the last five years, I’ve been all over the place with our all-day sails. That extra breeze really helps us see a huge chunk of Penobscot Bay. I’ve never repeated the same route twice on this sail. I wake up that morning and check what the wind is doing, and try to pick the most magical place out on the Bay that I haven’t seen in years—since the time I sailed boats as a hobby.

These trips are such an incredible opportunity to get an up-close look at the island communities, with their busy, working harbors. We always see multiple lighthouses on this trip, which is pretty exciting. On the two-hour sails we don’t usually get to see more than one, so it is truly a treat. Once we get over two hours away, we start to see the remote locations that are featured on so many postcards, that you normally don’t get the chance to see because it’s so far out to sea.

My wife is famous among all our acquaintances for her flair for great meals, and we are lucky enough that she will be preparing the food for this trip! She always puts together a delicious picnic lunch, with sandwiches on artisan breads and a wide array of cheeses, interesting for the palate, satisfying to the appetite! As we head out, we will enjoy a selection of baked goods from one of the local bakeries, and a selection of smoked seafood for the afternoon snack.

If you crave a nice, full day of sailing, of great food and company, and to explore this incredible bay, this is the sail for you!

There is no better vantage point to admire the gorgeous fall foliage than from the sea. The colors should start appearing soon, and will only get better and better right through the end of our sailing season. This is one of the many reasons that September is my favorite month to sail.

Don’t forget, we are still celebrating the Olad’s 25th anniversary of sailing from Camden harbor! If you book tickets online between now and the end of the season, they are discounted by $2.50 per ticket.

Windjammer Weekend 2011

 

It’s hard to believe Windjammer Weekend is almost here. Last year we had a huge waiting list for tickets, just thought I ought to send out a little reminder that we are ten days away and Windjammer Weekend is usually one of our biggest weekends. If you’ve never been to a Windjammer Weekend, all of the tall ships that ply the waters of Penobscot Bay show up for one big party. There are lots of events and you can go to the 

One of my favorite parts is the Sail-In. Friday, on our 12:00 and 2:30 trips, we see all the boats sailing into the harbor in Camden, Maine. Everybody can see them and get tours at the docks after they put their sails down, but we will actually be among them as they’re sailing. The bay will look like times of old, with more Schooners and Windjammers than any other type of craft.

We also will be leading the Parade of Sail on Sunday through the middle of Camden Harbor, which is also totally spectacular. It’s not often that you can sail a 19-ton boat through the inner harbor of Camden during the summer, but we get special permission for just one day.

Both of these special trips can be reserved online (www.maineschooners.com) or by calling us at (207) 236-2323.

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