Weddings out to sea on a beautiful sail boat in Maine

I got married on the Schooner Olad in June of 2012.  My good friend Aaron Lincoln, the Captain and owner of the Schooner Olad, was nice enough to get his notary for my husband and I so he could officiate the wedding
himself.  What a beautiful day it was.   I was happy that the boat was only able to hold 22 passengers.  I didn’t want a crazy, elaborate wedding with 150 guests and a big wedding party.   I did wear a gorgeous dress; just because you’re getting married on a boat doesn’t mean you can’t dress to the nines.   It was an intimate affair with our immediate family and close friends.  It was perfect.  We boarded the Olad in the afternoon at 2:30pm.  The overcast skies of the morning were beginning to break up and it looked like the sun was going to come out just for us.  We motored out of the harbor and stopped just past Curtis Island Lighthouse which made a great back drop for the ceremony.  I know that typically your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, and this day did not disappoint.  I will never forget being out on Penobscot Bay on a beautiful wooden schooner and saying “I Do” to the one that I love most and having the Captain and great friend do the ceremony for us.  The sun was even happy to make an appearance.  After the ceremony we broke out the goodies and champagne that we brought on board for everyone to share.  The crew let my new husband and I raise the sails to take our first sail together as husband and wife.  We had plenty of time to take a wonderful sail around the bay with our family and friends.  After returning to the harbor we went with the photographer to take pictures at one of the many parks nearby, and then went to one of the local restaurants to have dinner on their outdoor patio.  It was an idyllic Maine summer day.

Now that I work for  Aaron Lincoln and the Schooner Olad, I get to assist other couples in making their wedding memories aboard the Schooner Olad as well as the Cutter Owl.  It is an experience that you and your guests will always remember.  Along with weddings we also have many groups that charter the boats out for bachelorette and bachelor parties as well as a sailing tour for their guests who come into town for a larger affair at one of the local resorts.  Either way, it’s always fun to help coordinate the event.  I love assisting in finding a great caterer or a florist to help make the boat especially festive.  We even have a notary available since our very own captain got his back in 2012.  It is our pleasure to help make your special day aboard the Olad or Owl flawless.  Please feel free to call 207-236-2323 or email [email protected] if you are thinking about taking a special sail with us.

The 2015 Sailing Season begins May 15th!

It's official: the first day for public sails aboard the Schooner Olad will be May 15th!!!  The crew has worked long hours to get the boats ready for the season, and now it's finally upon us.
 

The crew will take the first sail of the season and shake out the sails tomorrow to bring the Olad over to Camden from Rockland.  Please feel free to come down to the Camden Harbor to say hello while we put the final touches on our beautiful wooden schooner.

We will be running 4 trips starting on the 15th.  Please call for reservations or visit our online reservation system to book your first trip of the 2015 sailing season.

 

Spring Sale on Sailing!!!

Big Sale! $50 or $5 off with coupon!

 

Spring is just around the corner which means sailing out on Penobscot Bay in Camden, ME is soon to follow.  Here's a little something for you to help welcome in the warmer weather and think summer! 

March discounts on sailing aboard the Schooner Olad

As a thanks to all who have booked with us previously, and because we're so excited that spring is just around the corner, we are offering discounts on our charters and sails booked between March 15th, 2015 and the March 31st, 2015.  Book your charter between these dates and receive $50.00 off!  This deal applies to both the Olad and the Owl.  On top of this we are giving a discount of $5.00 off any tickets purchased between these dates as well!  This deal also applies to both of our sailboats.  For the charter discount use coupon code 15Charter50.  For the ticket discount use coupon code 15Ticket5.  Thanks so much and happy savings!

 

If you are interested in joining us aboard the Olad or Owl for a private sail, please don't hesitate to give us a call for more information.  We will be booking up quickly as we get closer to season, and we want to make sure you get your preferred day of sailing in.  Feel free to call us directly at 207-236-2323, send us an email at [email protected] or visit www.maineschooners.com to make a reservation.  May the warm weather find us...Cheers!

Getting the Olad and Owl ready for spring!

Winter greetings!  We are almost through February which apparently has been a record breaking month for cold temperatures here in Maine.  Good job everyone for sticking it out.  The cold is definitely not for everyone, and frankly we are about ready to call Uncle! 

This is the time of year where we begin thinking about what needs to be done on the boats for the upcoming season.  This means lots of hours in the wood shop with sand paper and varnish.  It's a thankful break from my hours in the office...I love to get my hands dirty.

We are continuing to book private charters aboard both the Olad and the Owl for the upcoming season.  We are fortunate to have another couple getting married on the Olad this year, and we are so excited!  We also have family reunions and 1/2 day picnics and lobster bakes scheduled for Warren Island State Park which is always a highlight of our summer.  If you are interested in joining us aboard the Olad or Owl for a private sail, please don't hesitate to give us a call for more information.  We will be booking up quickly as we get closer to season, and we want to make sure you get your preferred day of sailing in.  Feel free to call us directly at 207-236-2323 or send us an email at [email protected]

May the warm weather find us...Cheers!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Schooner Olad

It may be snowing and cold here in Camden, Maine, but eventually the summer sailing season will be upon us again.  Why not warm your honey's heart on Valentine's Day with a gift certificate for a two hour sail this summer aboard the schooner Olad or the Cutter Owl?  Receiving a gift of sailing on a bright summer day is sure to bring warmth and light to a cold February holiday.  You're sure to get many points for the thoughtfulness!  If you'd like to purchase a gift certificate or inquire about a sail this summer please call us at 207-236-2323 or visit our website www.maineschooners.com.  We would love to answer any questions you might have about sailing this summer on one of our beautiful wooden boats in Penobscot Bay.  A very happy Valentine's Day from the Schooner Olad to you and your sweetie!

Here's to Maine sailing in the summer and blizzards in January

Well, at least it's almost February, and at least we love our skiing.  I'll take a blizzard in January over a hurricane in July any day.

It's blowing a serious stink on the other side of my window right now.  The snow's blowing 'right sideways' as a local Mainer would say. My snowboard is going to touch the white stuff for the first time this weekend.  You all can have your Super Bowl(go Patriots!)...that just means the mountain will be empty.  More ski time and freshies for me!

While this storm slowly makes it's way across the North East, I'll stay cozy inside with my coffee and scheme on some special sailing events that we'll be having aboard the Schooner Olad and the Cutter Owl.  Maybe we'll win the Great Schooner Race in July with the Olad, or even the Eggemoggin Race with the Owl in August.  Either way, it'll be awesome to spend the day under sail in Penobscot Bay off the coast of beautiful Maine with some wonderful people.

If your dreaming about sailing this summer like we are, take a look at our special events page or find the perfect excuse to celebrate with a private sail aboard the Owl with a few of your closest friends.  We are happy to help you plan the perfect sail, whether it's a 2 hour sail along the coastline or a full day sail and picnic or lobster bake on Warren Island State Park. The possibilities are practically endless.  Feel free to give us a call, 207-236-2323 or send us an email, [email protected] if you have questions or would like to book a speciail sail.

Until then, we'll keep scheming up some fun sailing adventures for our guests to enjoy.  Safe and warm wishes to everyone who is enduring the blizzard of 2015!

 

Winter dreaming in Camden, Maine cruising on Penobscot Bay

It is a quintessential day here in Maine. The snow is lightly falling and begs for help in the making of a snowman or fort.  The Camden Harbor is quiet and still with a light layer of ice around the shore.  This weather leaves me dreaming of a summer day sailing cruise on Penobscot Bay, and maybe a picnic or lobster bake on Warren Island.

All of this dreaming has lent itself to a great offering of special events for this coming summer season.  We have many old favorites as well as some new offerings this year. Please check out our full list of great events here on our website.  Reservations are suggested as many of our special events book well in advance. 

 
In addition to our public special events we are also currently taking advance reservations for many private charters for this coming summer.  We would love to take your wedding party on a pre-wedding day cruise or for your big day.  Our captain, Aaron Lincoln is a notary and is happy to officiate your wedding in one of the most beautiful and memorable locations in Maine; Penobscot Bay.  A private sailing charter is also a great way to show your appreciation to your employees or for any special occasion.   We will work with you to create a great experience for your group that they will be talking about for years to come.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions via phone 207-236-2323, or email [email protected].  
Cheers!

Happy Holidays from the Schooner Olad

From all of us at the Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl, we wish you very Happy Holidays from Camden, Maine!  May this season bring you much joy and cheer...and skiing!

We would like to thank all of our friends, family, and return guests for making this year a huge success, and for supporting us over the years.  We could not have done it without all of you.  We are looking forward to many years of sailing in Penobscot Bay to come.

Cheers!

Great gift for the 2014 Holiday Season!

The Holiday Season is just around the corner and a great gift for that special someone is a "Schooner Olad or Cutter Owl Gift Certificate"!   If you would like to purchase a gift certificate please call 207-236-2323 and we will be happy to get your order in the mail ASAP.   You may also send a check to: Schooner Olad, P.O. Box 432, Camden, ME 04843.  The cost is $41.00 per person, and that includes tax and shipping on smaller orders.   Please include how many certificates you would like and the amount of passengers you would like each certificate for, along with a return address and a phone number where you can be reached. Please call if you have any questions and we would be more than happy to answer them. (207)236-2323