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!

Schooner Sailing in 2020

Dear friends of the Olad and Owl, We extend our very best wishes to you and your family in these uncertain times.  As spring unfolds all around us, we hope you are healthy and well.  With the ups and downs of the pandemic, we have been very, very happy to get back to the boatyard.  And, good news!  Just a little more paint and then the boats will Splash!  As you can imagine, we’ve also been hard at work developing new safety guidelines for our re-opening.  With confidence and care, we look forward to a wonderful sailing season with you.   Cutter Owl will open on June 16 for “guided boating” under the Governor’s plan to restart the economy.  This will allow families and friends who have quarantined together to charter the boat and get out on the bay.  Schooner Olad will open on July 1, with reduced passenger capacity to allow more space for everyone.  As always, Olad will be available for charters.   Together, with the other day-sailing boats and the State of Maine, we are creating a COVID-19 prevention checklist for sailing trips.  As always, your safety is our top priority, and this year that means even more.  We will post the passenger safety guidelines on our website as soon as possible.  Thank you in advance for your flexibility, patience, and cooperation.   As we look ahead to sailing with you, we are delighted to offer a $10 off  per passenger ‘Spring Has Sprung’ Discount for online ticket purchases (code 20Ticket10) and 25% off gift certificate purchases (code SailOlad25) made through July 1st.  Visit www.maineschooners.com and use the provided codes at check-out.  As we work to keep our sails full as a small business, we are forever and always grateful for your ongoing support.   Please be in touch to discuss a charter, sign up for trip, or buy a gift certificate.  We look forward to hearing from you, and we will keep you posted with updates. In this unusual time, we feel lucky that we can count on Penobscot Bay for its stunning beauty and refreshing breezes.  Now more than ever, we all deserve a relaxing sail on the bay.   Wishing you all health and happiness. See you soon.   Aaron Lincoln, Owner and Captain Susie Cooke, Business Manager

Give the gift of Sailing!

It's that wonderful time of the year! When looking for the perfect gift for the sailing enthusiast in your life, search no further!  We have the perfect gift for them.  Give the gift of a two hour sail on one of our beautiful wooden vessels this holiday season.  Your loved ones will be so happy you did. We are available for the purchase of Olad and Owl gift certificates for sailing by calling 207-236-2323, or our online store at www.maineschooners.com.  Our gift certificates never expire, and are good for up to 2 hours of sailing throughout our season.  We also have a great selection of t-shirts, hats, sail maker bags, and other sailing oriented gifts available on our online store for purchase.  Orders typically ship next day, so you'll have your items well in hand before Christmas. We hope you enjoy a great holiday season with your family and loved ones!