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The Windjammer Experience

Wake up to the smell of coffee and freshly baked muffins. Take your time–there’s no rush to catch a train, make a meal, or plan your day. Find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the changing light of morning or enjoy easy conversation with your shipmates and crew. After breakfast sit back and relax, or energize yourself – there are sails to be raised!  Guests are invited to help in all shipboard activities.

You’ll spend about six hours each day under sail meandering through the islands and bays of mid-coast Maine. The ever-changing scenery provides guests with close-up views of seals and porpoises, lighthouses and lobstermen, sometimes even whales and puffins.

The best way to experience the Maine Coast

Every afternoon or evening, your windjammer drops anchor in the safe, snug harbor off a quiet fishing village or an uninhabited island where you can go ashore and explore. Each Windjammer has small boats to get people ashore and additional rowboats for guest use. Try your hand at rowing, paddle-boarding, or sailing a dingy.  And once anchored, the pool is open! Dive in to Maine’s crisp refreshing waters (or enjoy watching the hearty ones who do!)

That night you might cap an exhilarating day of sailing with a glass of wine, star gazing, some music or storytelling on deck or perhaps a rousing game of Hearts around the wood stove.  

And of course, you won’t go hungry! Windjammers are a movable feast with on-deck dining and fabulous, fresh food. Each vessel has a professional cook and galley crew who craft three homemade meals a day (plus hors d’oeuvres and desserts galore!). Then there’s the beach lobster bake with fresh caught Maine lobster and all the traditional fixin’s. Take a windjammer cruise and the toughest decision you might have to make is how many lobsters to eat at the beach side lobster bake. 

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With our monthly newsletter, you’ll receive tips and hints from folks who have sailed as well as information about the best dining and attractions the area has to offer, special packages, windjammer history, events, and more!

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You can request a mailed or digital packet of brochures, or you can find individual ships’ brochures under each listing on the fleet page.

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