Maine’s Midcoast, and the entire Penobscot Bay region glows in the harvest hues of Mother Nature’s fall colors from mid-September through October. From the water, the Maine Windjammer Association captains watch as color sets in and the reds, yellows, and oranges of the hillsides bathe the entire region in fall foliage vistas. Add in a
All of our vessels that are a part of the Maine Windjammer Association have seen it all but the ones who are the oldest of the fleet and are celebrating 150 years, schooners Lewis R. French and Stephen Taber, have seen more. As the oldest still operating commercial sailing vessels in the U.S.A., they have
Many feel that travel will take a long time to return to “normal” or at least pre-pandemic levels. What’s rocked the world of travel more than health concerns is the loss of a sense of security, say many travelers. Enter the Maine Windjammer Association, the largest fleet of historic working windjammers in America. Many refer to historic windjammers as the “un-cruise”, offering bespoke small boat experiences, minus itineraries, ports of call, and massive buffets yet filled with exploring at sea, wind-driven days, star-lit nights and entertainment compliments of Mother Nature.
The Maine Windjammer Association has its sails set for the next week when it rolls out WINDJAMMER WEDNESDAY, on December 9, 2020. Mark the calendar! On December 9th only, Maine Windjammer Association will offer an unprecedented 10-percent off their gift certificates, honored on all the eight vessels in the fleet.
While larger cruise ships remain docked for an unknown time, it’s time to start considering small boat cruises and Maine windjammers for summer 2021 trips.
With a season like no other now under our belt, the Maine Windjammer Association fleet is looking toward 2021 with anticipation and optimism. We asked the captains of the Maine Windjammer Association how they foresee the future of windjammer trips in Maine, and their answers will provide some real insight into your trip planning for next summer. Read on for some great insight.
What happens when a windjammer captain can’t go sailing? Lessons learned from two captains unable to sail this summer
Learn from two captains what it meant to sit out the first season in decades. Maine Windjammer Association captains share valuable insight learned from the pandemic.
Reserve your place now for 2021 Maine Windjammer Association cruises to ensure there’s still availability. Pent up demand for travel will make the 2021 cruising season a busy one, and you want to be sure there’s plenty of room for you to enjoy a Maine Windjammer Cruise.
Captains Doug and Linda Lee were awarded for a combined 100 years of windjamming experience by the Maine Windjammer Association, America’s largest fleet of historic working windjammers. Offering their highest honor – The Lifetime Appreciation Award – captains and crew of the Maine Windjammer Association applauded Doug and Linda Lee, for decades of dedication and shared wisdom, while crediting them both with building the windjammer industry in Maine.
The American Eagle has the look and feel of an historic schooner with plenty of modern comforts and amenities. Her fair lines, solid timber and tarred rigging are as they were ninety years ago when she first sailed in New England waters. One of the things Captain John loves most about being a windjammer captain is providing a sense of place for a new group of guests each trip throughout the season, and this vessel tells the story well. He has made longer adventures to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Mystic Seaport, and Tall Ship Festivals in New York, Boston, and Portland.