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!

 

Covid Notice:

** We will be taking fewer passengers this year to provide additional spacing. Our public day-sails will have a maximum of 14 passengers total. For private charters, if you are wanting more than 14 passengers, you will need to contact us in advance to go over Covid-19 regulations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Special Events and Sailing in 2021

We are excited to announce some of our upcoming special events for our 2021 sailing season!   Schooner Olad is scheduled to begin sailing out of Camden Harbor on May 15th with special events happening throughout our sailing season. Cutter Owl will also be competing in some races this summer, and will offer intimate and personal private charters throughout the season, as will Olad.   There will be many opportunities for some great sailing in 2021! Schooner Olad Special Events 2021 Solstice Sunrise Sail on the Schooner Olad  Sunday, June 20, 2021 - 4:15am to 6:15am Start the summer off right. Watch the sun rise over the islands of Penobscot Bay on the longest day of the year.   Full Moon Sail on the Schooner Olad  Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:15pm to 9:15pm Watch the sun go down behind the mountains of Camden Hills State Park; then turn seaward and watch the moonrise over the islands of Penobscot Bay.   Full Moon Sail on the Schooner Olad  Monday, July 24, 2021 - 7:15pm to 9:15pm Watch the sun go down behind the mountains of Camden Hills State Park; then turn seaward and watch the moonrise over the islands of Penobscot Bay.    Great Schooner Race on the Schooner Olad  Friday, July 9, 2021 - 9:00am to 6:00pm The Schooner Olad will join more than two dozen tall ships gather for an exciting all-day race in which guests may participate. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the Great Schooner Race, North America's largest annual gathering of tall ships! The Schooner Olad won this race in 2016 with the assistance of our wonderful passengers.  Come help us do it again!  Raft-Up!  **Only 3 spots remaining!   Camden Classics Cup Fireworks Sail aboard Schooner Olad  Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Watch the sun go down behind the mountains of Camden Hills State Park; then turn seaward and watch from the decks of the Schooner Olad as we celebrate our Camden Classics Cup Weekend with fantastic fireworks over Maine’s most beautiful harbor.  Camden Classics Cup Fireworks Cruise aboard Cutter Owl  Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 8:15pm to 9:30pm Watch the sun go down behind the mountains of Camden Hills State Park; then turn seaward and watch from the decks of the Cutter Owl as we celebrate our Camden Classics Cup Weekend with fantastic fireworks over Maine’s most beautiful harbor.    Full Moon Sail on the Schooner Olad  Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Watch the sun go down behind the mountains of Camden Hills State Park; then turn seaward and watch the moonrise over the islands of Penobscot Bay.    Camden Windjammer Festival Sail-in  Camden Windjammer Festival Fireworks Sail    **The Windjammer Festival has, unfortunately been canceled this year. Look forward to having a very grand affair in 2022. Full Day Sail and Lighthouse Tour in Penobscot Bay Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 5:00pm 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. Enjoy the viewing of 2 other lighthouses on the sail south to Rockland as the captain regales you with information about the local area.  If the tides are right we will tie up to the lighthouse dock and have a walk around the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.  After our time at the lighthouse 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.  All of our sails are B.Y.O.B. , and food and snacks are welcome. For more information on private sails and special events, please call or visit the special events page. Sailing soon! We hope you’re able to join us!   Captain Aaron Lincoln and the crew  

Our Season begins in just a little over a month!

We have confirmed dates for our 2021 sailing season! We are very excited to announce that Schooner Olad will begin it’s sailing season with our soft opening weekend on Saturday May 15th and Sunday the 16th. 2 hours sails will be offered that weekend, and we can’t wait to get out on Penobscot Bay!  To book, please visit our website or give us a call. Olad will officially begin daily trips on May 20, 2021 with sails daily out of Camden Harbor.  Cutter Owl will begin sailing with guests Memorial Day Weekend, May  29th -31st with 2 and 3 hour sails available. Look for Owl to begin it’s regular season with sails daily, June 3rd from the Camden Public Landing as well. We’re looking forward to sailing with our wonderful guests off the Maine coast this season. We hope you’re able to join us!