It should be no secret that the vessels of the Maine Windjammer Association are steeped in history and tradition. The captains take great pride in sharing these traditions with guests and passing this knowledge onto their crew, as it was once passed on to them. Most captains spent years working their way up “through the
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.
Is there a sailor in your soul? Discover the adventure, fun, friendship, and pure bliss a windjammer vacation can bring. While Memorial Day may signal the start of the summer vacation season, ask any of the Maine Windjammer Association captains, and they’ll tell you it’s also the start of the sailing season! Either way, June
Straight from the Mouth of the Captains: Six Reasons June is Busting Out All Over for Windjammer Cruises
June marks the beginning of the Maine Windjammer Association cruising season. Well, really it starts in May for some, but not until the end of May. June is the first full month of the season and filled with the newness and freshness of the cusp of summer. Long days, uncrowded Maine harbors and “spring foliage”