Six reasons why a windjammer cruise is the perfect safe & socially distanced holiday gift this year

4th December, 2020 / Fleet, Maine Windjammers

While holiday shopping is a sacred tradition for many, this year is simply not the year to venture into crowded malls and stores. Rather than the gift of “things” how about the gift of a windjammer experience under the tree this year? After nearly a year of captivity and distancing at home, nothing could be more appealing than the gift of a windjammer cruise in summer 2021. The Maine Windjammer Association offers a gift certificate honored by all eight of the boats in the fleet, allowing the recipient to pick their boat, plus pick their cruise date and theme too.  Give the gift of a sail on a historic windjammer and you’ll be the favorite Santa for  years to come.

Six great reasons Maine Windjammer Association gift certificates make the perfect gift during a pandemic

Maine Windjammer Association gift certificates are on sale on Windjammer Wednesday, Dec 9th

Windjammer WedOn December 9th only, Maine Windjammer Association celebrates #Windjammer Wednesday, offering an unprecedented 10-percent off their gift certificates, honored on all the eight vessels in the fleet.  Order online 24/7 here with a credit card for payment, using promo code WINDJAMWED to receive a 10-percent discount.  Maine Windjammer E-gift certificates can be emailed immediately or sent on the date specified. Purchasers can even customize the e-gift certificate with a message.  The recipient will receive an email with the gift certificate link and can then print out the e-gift certificate at home. This is the perfect option for procrastinating shoppers for a last-minute gift! Please note that the WINDJAMWED promo code for a 10% discount is only valid on December 9th. Alternatively, call 1-800-807-9463 to order your gift certificate in any denomination.  All phone orders must be made by check only.  You decide on the amount of the gift certificate and the Maine Windjammer Association will take 10% off your payment for that denomination on Windjammer Wednesday’s one-day sale. Gift givers may give the gift of sailing by calling between 9:00 – 5:00 any time, but to receive the 10% discount, order on Windjammer Wednesday! For more information on Windjammer Wednesday, click here.

Give the gift of anticipation

Many say that half the fun of a vacation or getaway is the anticipation, and if ever there was a year that we all need inspiration it’s this one. When your recipient opens his or her Maine Windjammer Association gift certificate, they not only receive a fabulous cruise along the Maine Coast, but they also get something to look forward to!  During the dark days of winter, envisioning the total relaxation on the deck of a windjammer will add light to the shorter, dark days of winter.

Shopping small allows crowd-free shopping & you’re helping a small business

We know that some of our windjammer guests are hoping to stay away from crowds during this year’s holiday shopping season. Others are hoping to jump on the Indie bandwagon and shop with small businesses this year.  Ordering gift certificates from the Maine Windjammer Association fulfills both of these criteria.  Your shopping experience will be as intimate as a phone call to 1-800-807-9463 or email to or better yet, go online and order an e-gift certificate that can be emailed immediately with your custom message here. No need to  mingle with crowds or even wear a mask to order via phone or computer!  In addition, you help your favorite small business/windjammer by doing your shopping with the Maine Windjammer Association fleet this holiday season. 

Lewis R FrenchMaine Windjammer Gift Certificates never expire

One of the best parts about a Maine Windjammer gift certificate is that it has no expiration date. These gift certificates are valid until they are used, making them one of the most versatile gifts anyone could receive!

Perfect for the hard-to-shop-for

Everyone has that person on their list that has everything.  Each year you scratch your head wondering what to get that person for the holidays.  Let the Maine Windjammer Association come to the rescue the year! Give the gift of a windjammer cruise to that person who has everything but a great way to relax, unwind and unplug.  While few ask for gifts of getaway, everyone who gets one loves it!

Maine Windjammer Association boats also offer their own gift certificates

If you have a favorite boat within the fleet and would rather give a gift of sailing on board a specific boat, each of the Maine Windjammer Association members also offer their own gift certificates too.  Simply contact the boat you wish to order from via phone or email, and they’ll be happy to work with you to create a gift certificate for their own vessels too.

For more information on the Maine Windjammer Association, visit For questions about Windjammer Wednesday or gift certificates, call 800-807-9463 or email

American Eagle: 1-800-648-4544

Angelique: 1-800-282-9989

Heritage: 1-800-648-4544

Lewis R. French: 1-800-469-4635

Mary Day: 1-800-992-2218

Stephen Taber & Ladona: 1-800-999-7352

Victory Chimes: 1-800-745-5651