The Schooner Olad is having a photo contest!


The Schooner Olad has decided to have a photo contest!
Do you take great photos and love to sail? Than you have a great chance to win a charter for you and 21 of your friends aboard the Schooner Olad during our 2017 season(please no holiday weekends). Photos must be of the Schooner Olad while under sail in Penobscot Bay and must include a crew member or part of the sail rigging. So, get out there and start shooting! Just send your best photo to [email protected] with your name, phone number and date the photo was taken, and we will announce the winner the week after our last sail in October. The Schooner Olad will use these photos for our website and for promotional ads, etc. We are very excited to see all the entries, and I’m sure it’s going to be very difficult to make up our minds as to which one is the best.

Thanks for participating!

Our Sailing Season to begin May 7th!

Let the 2016 Sailing season begin!

The Schooner Olad will open for it's 2016 sailing season on May 7th with our first sail leaving the dock at 12:30pm. Come down to say hi and join us on our first public sail of the year!
We will also be sailing at 3pm on the 7th for your sailing pleasure.

On May the 8th we will be sailing for Mother's Day! Bring your Mother's Day brunch along to enjoy on the boat. Mimosas encouraged! Mom will receive 1/2 off the ticket rate when accompanied by a family member. The Olad will run 3 two hour sails on Mother's Day at 10am, 12:30pm, and 3pm. To book, please call us at 207-236-2323 or book via our website,

We are super excited to get out on the water, and have been very lucky with some great spring temperatures. We hope you'll be able to get out and join us on the water this sailing season in Camden, Maine.


The Olad goes SPLASH!



And, we're in!  The Owl and Olad are both in the water, and will be making their way to Camden in the next few days.  Yes, it's early.  Yes, we're really excited to go sailing.  We're so excited, that we'll be sailing early.  How early, you ask?  Well, we will be announcing that in just a couple of days, so stay tuned! 

Here's to another great sailing season ahead!

Spring Sale on Sailing!

Buy your sailing tickets now for your sail this summer, and receive a discount from us!  Use the coupon codes when checking out to get this great savings on sailing.

Happy Spring!

Spring is just around the corner, sailing soon to follow!

Spring is in the air!

We are very excited for an early spring. We have been working through the winter to get the boats some extra love, and hope to get out on Penobscot Bay earlier than usual this year. We'll see if we can make it happen!
In the mean time, there is still lots to do, and all of the little final touches still to be made. While we are finishing up our projects on the boats, we are also in the works planning new and special trips for both the Schooner Olad and the Cutter Owl. Check out our website for updates.


Dreaming of Summer Sailing & Lobster Bakes

Join us this summer for an exciting day of sailing, island hopping, and fresh Maine lobster cooked to perfection just for you.  The Schooner Olad will be sailing to Warren Island State Park this summer for our guests to enjoy a Maine summer tradition: the Maine lobster bake.  Choose from four different dates in July and August.  We will board the Olad in Camden and take a sail to Warren Island State Park through the beautiful archipelago of Islesboro.  While we sail to the island, our crew will be preparing you a traditional Maine lobster bake including all the fixings.  Enjoy a hike around the island, eat all the lobster you can, and then board the Olad and sail back to Camden, Maine.  Our lobster bakes are BYOB, so you're more than welcome to bring along whatever you would like to enjoy on the boat and with your lobster feast.  There are many great places locally to pick up a bottle of wine, a local brew, or some fancy local sodas.

          In addition to our public lobster bakes, you may also privately charter either the Olad which seats up to 22 passengers, or for smaller groups join us on the Owl which seats up to 6 people. It's the perfect trip for family reunions, company events, weddings, and birthdays.  We hope you'll be able to join us!

For more information visit us at  or call 207-236-2323.

         In the mean time, here's to dreaming about beautiful summer sailing to come.


Great gifts for the Holidays!

The Holiday Season is just around the corner (a very happy Thanksgiving to everyone!) 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 or visit us on our online store conveniently accessible from our website homepage.   We will happily 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 will be more than happy to answer them.

Want to get an Olad hat or t-shirt for your special someone who's already been sailing with us? Don't forget that we now have our online store up and running!

Cheers and very Happy Holidays!

Thanks for a great season!

And that's a wrap folks! 

The 2015 season ended with a very chilly crew sail with much wind and some snow to really show us that the end of the sailing season was upon us.  We've had a wonderful season of sailing, welcoming old friends joining us once again, and greeting new people looking to see what the Penobscot Bay sailing experience is all about.  It's great to be able to show people our beautiful part of the world from a vantage point few get to see it from.

Now that the boats are hauled out, we are busy getting them ready for their winter cover, and scheming up new and special events for the upcoming season.  We are also working to update our online store which is easily accessible from our website.  If you missed getting that hat or t-shirt this summer you still can order it from us via the web.  Gift certificates are also available to purchase for those sailors in your life.  The holidays are just around the corner...

For those of you who have joined us out in Penobscot Bay in the past, we thank you for your support and look forward to taking you out in the upcoming sailing seasons. There's no where we would rather be than our home in Camden Harbor and sailing in beautiful Penobscot Bay!

We'll see you out there sailing!

Please call 207-236-2323 or visit our website to book today or to visit our online store!


Full Day Sail and Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Tour

The Maine coastline sports some really beautiful lighthouses.  We are very fortunate to have quite a few very close by our home harbor of Camden.  On September 15, 2016 the Schooner Olad will celebrate Maine Lighthouse week with a full day sail that will include a tour of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.  We will depart from Camden Harbor at 10am and make our way down the coast towards Rockland.  On the way we will see Curtis Island Lighthouse just outside of Camden Harbor as well as Indian Head Lighthouse in Rockport.  Look for wildlife, lobster boats at work, and other sailboats as we take a relaxing sail.  We will arrive and dock directly beside the Rockland Breakwater lighthouse…no need to make the mile long trek down the breakwater!  A tour lead by one of the lighthouse experts of this historical site will follow.  After the tour we will set our sails for Camden.  Feel free to take some time at the helm or just relax and enjoy the nature and wildlife as the Olad sails on.  Lunch, snacks, and soft beverages will be served to all on board.

Reservations are recommended for this popular special sail.  Please call 207-236-2323 or visit our website, to book today.

Great Summer Sailing aboard the Olad and Owl!

It’s summer in Maine, and the weather couldn’t be more perfect.  Warm days, cooler nights, and a consistent breeze to fill the sails…we couldn’t ask for better sailing conditions.  The Schooner Olad and the Cutter Owl are in full swing and running 4 to 5 two hour sails daily.  Two hours is the perfect amount of time to get out in Penobscot Bay and relax while we cruise around and see the sights.  The wildlife has been out in force.  Seals and porpoise are a daily sighting, and there are many different types of birds to see.  Borrow a pair of our binoculars that we keep on board or bring your own for a closer look.

This year we are pleased to announce that we have added an online store in addition to our little shop on the public landing, and we have many of our items now online. Many styles of our t-shirts are available, mugs and hats as well.  You can even order gift certificates for that special someone’s birthday or for the holidays.  We’ve just expanded our t-shirt selection to include some classic polos as well as some funkier Maine sailing tees.  We have lovely Schooner-themed bags, jewelry, home décor, and framed prints of the local area and of course, the Olad! Come check us out at the shop off of the public landing or at our online store.


For more information and reservations, please go to our website or call us at (207)-236-2323.