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Culinary adventures aboard Maine Windjammers

Mussels – freshly picked and steamed, prepared aboard Schooner Stephen Taber

On a Windjammer cruise, we know that great food is essential to your daily enjoyment. That’s why we don’t skimp on the homemade meals and hors d’oeurves. From freshly baked morning treats to after dinner desserts, our cooks and galley crew work hard to provide our guests the best all day long. A few cruises have a special culinary emphasis for those who want to take their food journey to the next level!

All cruises below are 2024 offerings

Wine, Dine and Chocolate aboard Schooner Stephen Taber

May 23-27 (4-nights)

July 28-Aug 2 (5-nights) with chocolatier Kate Schaffer

“Chocolate lovers will sail on a sea of delight, buoyed by desserts featuring Maine’s award winning Ragged Coast Chocolate in addition to our daily-prepared gourmet fair and generous evening wine pairings.”

Culinary Explorations aboard Schooner Ladona or Schooner Stephen Taber

June 3-7 (4-nights) – Schooner Ladona

June 13-17 (4-nights) – Schooner Ladona

June 26-29 (3-nights) – Schooner Stephen Taber

“On this trip, we focus on our partnership with Fiore Olive Oils and Vinegars. Our chef will demonstrate how two seemingly simple ingredients — you guessed it, olive oil and vinegar — can transform any dish.”

Gourmet Gastropub aboard Schooner Stephen Taber

July 13-17 (4-nights)

“Owner of gastropub Frog and Turtle, Chef James will not only cook for us but also be on hand to discuss techniques, inspirations, and his passion for housemade charcuterie.”

Maine Sip and Sail Cruises aboard Schooner J. & E. Riggin

June 24-28 (4-nights)  – craft beers of Maine

July 12-15 (3-nights) – craft cocktails with bar craft professional Lara Nixon

Sept 15-19 (4-nights) – craft cocktails with bar craft professional Lara Nixon

courtesy of Schooner J. & E. Riggin

“Enjoy craft cocktails or craft beers from Maine distillers and brewers that we love paired with the fabulous meals you have come to expect from the Riggin galley.”

Local Culinary Heroes aboard Schooner Stephen Taber

August 18-22 (4-nights)

“Our home town of Rockland has a well-deserved reputation as a foodie’s paradise, and on this trip, we’ll celebrates that diverse culinary culture. The first evening will feature a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Throughout the rest of our sail, we’ll treat you to an olive oil and vinegar tasting, a rendezvous with North Haven Oyster Company, and a tour of a local coffee roaster.”

Farm-to-table Barn Dinner aboard Windjammer Angelique

courtesy Turner Farm, North Haven, ME

August 21-25 (4-nights)

Angelique sails to the island of North Haven one afternoon to enjoy a  farm-to-table barn dinner at Turner Farm.  The feast features vegetable and meats raised on the farm. Wander the grounds while sampling appetizers and cocktails before sitting down to a gourmet five course meal.

Wine, Dine and Cheese aboard Schooner Stephen Taber

Sept 15-21 (6-nights)

Each day will culminate with a journey to a country through its cheese, wines, and viticultural history. The evening’s meal will include wine pairings which perfectly complement the menu that Jane and our chef have created. View our cheese and wine menu from our recent sailing season.

Categories: Food and Recipes, Specialty cruises

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