Schooner Olad & Cutter Owl Sailing Cruises and Charters departing from Camden, Maine

Let us be your Camden Maine Sailing Experience! Join us for a two-hour day sail or custom private charter to enjoy all the beauties that Penobscot Bay has to offer.  Beautiful rocky shoreline, hidden mansions, small islands, lighthouses, seals, bald eagles, lobster boats, and other magnificent ships are just a few of the things you may get to see while sailing in our beautiful part of the Bay.

The Schooner Olad sails daily from Camden, Maine mid-May to mid-October. The Schooner Olad offers historic two-hour day sails aboard a completely restored, classic sailing yacht built in 1927. The Olad also offers custom sailing charters and can hold up to 22 passengers. Whether it is for two hours, half day, or full day, the Olad is the perfect place for a family reunion, office outing, wedding, or a get together with good friends!  Join the Olad for one of the many public special events on offer throughout the season including sailing races, island lobster bakes, and lighthouse tours. 

If you are looking for a more intimate trip, join us aboard our 6 passenger cutter- the Sailing Vessel Owl!  The Owl is one of the most versatile sailboat in Camden Maine's Sailing Fleet. She was designed by world Famous yacht designer John Alden to be a fast and comfortable cruising boat. Built in 1941, she is a timeless classic that has been rebuilt to the highest of today's standards. She is available to charter for up to six passengers, making her one of the most private Wooden Sailboat in Camden's Fleet. The Sailing Vessel Owl goes out for two and three-hour public sails daily and is also available for two-hour, three-hour, four-hour, six-hour, or full-day private sailing charters.  With advance notice the Owl will take you to Stontington for an overnight at one of their beautiful inns, to Vinalhaven for a romantic dinner and overnight at Nebo Lodge, or rent a tent site at Warren Island State Park, and we'll do a lobsterbake for you.  Did we say versatile?

Captain Aaron Lincoln is a local Mainer and will talk about the history of the area as well as the schooner trade while you sail one of his favorite locations!

Putting the Boats to Bed

Wrapping up the boats for winter is especially nice when you have a roof over your head. We’re lucky enough to be warm and dry as we put the Olad and Owl to bed for our off season. Thank you all so much for helping make our 2021 sailing season such a success!  We’ve once again weathered these most difficult times with the help and support of the great community in which we live.  Our local community’s compassion and attention to keeping it’s local people safe and healthy was certainly acknowledged by the many folks coming to our area from away.  We were very lucky to be able to take many of our visitors and locals alike for a sail departing from beautiful Camden Harbor. As we continue our in depth maintenance schedule on the boats, we’re also looking forward to some fun trips scheduled for our winter months. Lots of skiing is a surety and there may be a sail or two in warmer parts of the world to look forward to as well.  In the meantime, if you have a trip to Maine your planning for next season, a wedding or family event, please feel free to reach out to us to help you make it a fantastic sailing experience.  We are currently booking for our 2022 sailing season, and if this past year was any indicator, booking early is the best way to assure you get the day and time you’re considering for your event.  We’re always happy to talk about sailing, so please give us a call with any questions, etc. May 2022 couldn’t come soon enough. Dreaming of sailing in Penobscot Bay! 

Fall breezes and foliage viewing on Penobscot Bay

One more month of sailing in our season remaining, and it's sure to be some of the best! Fall in Maine is beautiful and breezy, lending to some picturesque scenery and some of the best sailing conditions of our season.  It may be a little cooler on the water, but bring a hot beverage, your woolie sweater, and your camera to capture the beautiful foliage.  We'll keep you entertained with our stories of the sea and the scenic views...and sailing, of course!  The Cutter Owl is concluding her season of sailing this week, with just a few more days left to get out and enjoy a more private experience with our captain. Schooner Olad will end it's season closer to mid October with 3 available sailing excursions a day starting Friday October 1st.   Private charters as always will be available aboard Schooner Olad through the remainder of our sailing season.  Fall is a great time of year for a company event or a get together with a group of friends and family on the Schooner Olad. The bay is so pretty with the change of season, and the warm mulled cider you bring along with keep your fingers and belly warm while you get some great sailing in with us.  The perfect fall Maine experience. The crowds are lighter this time of year, the kids are back in school, and the sailing is looking to be fantastic.  We hope you'll join us!    We look forward to sailing with you out on Penobscot Bay!