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 www.maineschooners.com  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 www.maineschooners.com 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, www.maineschooners.com 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 www.maineschooners.com or call us at (207)-236-2323.




Great Schooner Race aboard the Olad!

Join the Schooner Olad in Camden, Maine as we participate once again in the largest gathering of tall ships in North America. 

This year marks the 37th anniversary of the Great Schooner Race in race.jpgPenobscot Bay. 

More than two dozen tall ships will vie for the win as they race to the finish line.  Guests will have the chance to help us sail as we endeavour to beat the competition for 1st prize.  This exciting sail is an all day event with lunch, snacks, and beverages being served. 

Don’t miss the fun and excitement of this competitive and memorable event!  Reservations are highly recommended as this is a very popular full day sail.  Please call 207-236-2323 or visit our website www.maineschooners.com for reservations today.

Summer Solstice Sunrise Sail aboard the Schooner Olad

large_Sunrise Sail_0.JPGWe at the Schooner Olad in beautiful Camden, Maine are so excited for summer to begin!  In celebration of this momentous event, we have scheduled a special Summer Solstice Sunrise Sail on the longest day of the year.  On June 21, 2015 we will board the Schooner Olad bright and early at 4:15am and make our way out of Camden Harbor and into beautiful Penobscot Bay.  As the sun rises over the archipelago of the bay, we will serve coffee, tea and pastries to all aboard.  A delightful sail will follow.  To make reservations in advance please call us at 207-236-2323 or visit our website www.maineschooners.com to make reservations online.  We hope you are able to join us!

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