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June sailing cruises in Maine: Windjammer cruises offer a wide-variety of cruise choices!

Schooner Stephen Taber anchored off one of Maine’s pristine islands.

“What’s the sailing like in June?” people often ask. Well, it’s pretty darn great. June brings long days of sunlight, crisp breezes (bring a hat and warm jacket and you’ll be comfortable!), and green foliage that’s almost as dazzling as the colors of fall. “One of my favorite parts of cruising in June is seeing the migrating seasonal wildlife,” says Captain Barry King from Schooner Mary Day. “Seals pups are everywhere; pelagic species return to the bay and offshore islands to nest (puffins), island foliage and wildflowers are peaking, porpoise begin appearing, bald eagles and osprey are nesting close to the shore in some harbors. June feels refreshing….that feeling, craving, of life renewed is everywhere you look.”

“I agree. June is singular…” says Captain Noah Barnes of the Schooner Stephen Taber, “having the bay to ourselves, the fresh green of the new leaves, and the long days are my favorite parts. Most guests are surprised by having dusk as late as 9:15pm, a result of our extreme eastern and northern locale. Long evenings mean extra time to explore the harbors in one of our rowing/sailing dinghies or sailing through dinner to reach an extra special anchorage.”

Here’s a list of our featured June cruises:

“Schooner Gam” cruises: one of the highlights of June is our fleet wide gathering known as the Schooner Gam. This cruise is an especially great choice if you want to sail near all of the Windjammers close up and even have a chance to tour all of them.

Schooner J.&E. Riggin: June 8-13 (5-nights)

Schooner Grace Bailey: June 10-14 (4-nights)

Windjammer Angelique: June 11-17 (6-nights)

Schooner Lewis R. French: June 10-15 (5-nights)

Schooner Stephen Taber: June 9-14 (5-nights)

Schooner Ladona: June 10-14 (4-nights)

Schooner American Eagle: June 10-15 (5-nights)

Schooner Heritage: June 10-14 (4-nights)


More June cruises:

Sailing and Hiking cruise aboard Schooner Lewis R. French: May 30-July 3rd

Four night sailing adventure aboard Schooner Grace Bailey, June 5-9

Lobsters, Sailing and Music cruise aboard Schooner Heritage, June 6-9

Father’s Day three-night cruise aboard Schooner Mary Day, June 16-19

Maine Knitting cruise aboard Schooner J.& E. Riggin, June 14-18

Solstice cruise with optional Watercolor workshop aboard Schooner American Eagle, June 20-24

Categories: Cruises, Maine Windjammers, Specialty cruises

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