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

Join us for a sailing experience in Camden, Maine! We offer two-hour day sails or custom private charters departing from the picturesque Camden Harbor. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the rocky shoreline of Penobscot Bay where you can spot hidden mansions, lighthouses, small islands, seals, bald eagles, lobster boats, and other magnificent ships! 

The Schooner Olad is a completely restored, classic sailing yacht built in 1927. Departing daily from Camden, Maine mid-May to mid-October, the Olad offers two-hour day sails for up to 22 passengers. The Olad also offers custom sailing charters for two hours, a half-day, or even a full day, making it the perfect setting for a family reunion, office outing, wedding, or get together with close friends! Be sure to check out our Special Events page where we offer many public special events throughout the season including sailing races, island lobster bakes, and lighthouse tours. 

The Sailing Vessel Owl is perfect for those looking for a more intimate sailing trip. Join us aboard our 6-passenger sailing vessel, which is one of the most versatile sailboats departing from Camden Harbor. The Owl was designed by famous yacht designer John Alden to be a fast and comfortable cruising boat. Built in 1941, the Owl is a timeless classic that has been rebuilt to the height of today's standards. The Cutter Owl is available for two and three-hour day sails, as well as customizable private charters for up to 6 passengers. With advance notice the Owl will sail you to Stonington for an overnight at one of the beautiful inns, to Vinalhaven for a romantic dinner and overnight at Nebo Lodge, or to a tent site at Warren Island State Park where we'll prepare a lobster bake for you! Did we say versatile? 

Come sailing with Captain Aaron Lincoln, a local Mainer with many facts and stories about the area, as well as the Schooner trade! 

Cruising towards August!

The Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl are cruising right along towards a busy August! July was filled with great sailing weather, lots of family charters and lobster bakes, and a recent heat wave that had folks eager to get out and enjoy a cooling sail on Penobscot Bay. We are excited about some upcoming events, starting with the Camden Classics Cup this weekend! Join us aboard the Owl on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th to view the starting line and finish of the Camden Classics Cup races! You also don’t want to miss the CCC participants cruising through Camden’s inner harbor in the Parade of Sails on Saturday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m. Best viewing for this event is along the docks at the Public Landing. On August 10th we are hosting a Full Moon Sail aboard the Schooner Olad! Watch the sun set behind the Camden Hills and the moon rise over the bay. Only a few tickets are left for this sail, which will also mark the last day this summer that the Schooner Olad will be departing at 7 p.m. After August 10th we’ll be changing schedules to four trips a day on the Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl, with our sunset sails departing at 6 p.m. Our first and only public lobster bake of the season is fast-approaching. Join us on August 17th for an afternoon sail out to Warren Island where our crew will prepare a traditional Maine lobster meal over an open fire with all the fixings. Enjoy all the trails and beaches that Warren Island State Park has to offer, then take in the views of the sunset on your cruise back to Camden Harbor! (Trip schedule: 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., $235 per person). As August is starting to fill up, be sure to schedule your day sail or private charter in advance. You don’t want to miss out on August sailing in Penobscot Bay!  

Cutter Owl Sails Again!

The Cutter Owl has just started her sailing season! Come aboard to enjoy all the sights and sounds of sailing in Maine this summer aboard our classic wooden yacht. The Owl is what's known as a "6 pack" vessel, and although she is ideal for a beer shared aboard with friends, this term actually refers to the maximum number of passengers she can hold. Perfect for small groups of 6 and under, The Cutter Owl excels at providing the privacy, freedom, and memories so many of us are looking for with our loved ones. All the special charters we offer on The Schooner Olad can be achieved sailing The Cutter Owl, with a much smaller budget. We don't call her "The most Versatile" for nothing!