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!

Sailing into Beautiful Fall Weather

            As we're wishing a fond farewell to August and entering September, we're saying hello to the beautiful fall weather settling into Camden, Maine. Penobscot Bay embraces autumn with a warm welcome after some amazing summer weather. The leaves aren't turning colors quite yet, but the clean, crisp air is starting as well as the great breezes that come with it. With that said, we recommend to guests to bring their own blankets or appropriate layers, so that they are comfortable and able to enjoy the trip to its fullest. Private charters are still the name of the game this season and it doesn't look like that's going to change in September. September is the last month of sailing for the Cutter Owl, so if you've been thinking about going out, now is the time to plan it!

This Summer’s Trend: Private Charters

This Summer’s Trend: Private Charters   One trend that’s clear this summer in Camden, Maine is private charters! Both the Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl have been steadily booking up with private charters this season. Due to Covid-19 regulations we are sailing with fewer people these days, which allows us to get more creative and flexible with our charters. Our classic 2-hour charters are more popular than ever this year. Guests have also been booking more 4- or 6-hour sailing excursions to explore Penobscot Bay with their families and loved ones. 4-hour charters are perfect for people looking to spend a half-day sailing the bay, but want the rest of the day to explore Mid-Coast Maine on their own. On a 6-hour trip, there’s the opportunity to get off the boat at an island and eat lunch! The Cutter Owl is happy to take a maximum of 6 people. For groups larger than 6, the Schooner Olad is the perfect choice. Private charters allow a group quarantining together to safely sail Penobscot Bay. Whether it’s their first time or a seasoned local, we are prepared and happy to take your groups out with the comfort of knowing we are following Covid-19 regulations and doing our best to keep them safe.