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Schooner Sail

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This tour operates from May 15 through October 15.
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Bar Harbor, originally called Eden, has a world renowned ambiance that blends seashore community, Downeast character, rocky shores and the famous Maine Lobster. Founded in 1796, it is the best known town on Mount Desert Island.

Enjoy a peaceful, serene, and comfortable sail among the islands of Frenchman Bay aboard a classic schooner ship. Since the 1700s, schooners have been used for a variety of purposes because they are fast, sleek, adaptable, and considered the sturdiest ships of all time.

Frenchman Bay is named for Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer who visited the area in 1604. The bay is bounded on the east by the Schoodic Peninsula, and on the west by Mount Desert Island; parts of both are in Acadia National Park. It contains numerous islands, the largest of which is Ironbound Island. The bay extends for roughly 15 miles and spans 7 miles at its widest.

Pack a meal, bring your favorite wine or beer (no hard liquor please) and sit back and relax or, if you feel inspired, join the crew to hoist the sails or take a turn at the ship's wheel.

Please Note: Restroom facilities are available on board for your convenience.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5 minute walk from the tender pier (details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible rubber soled shoes for walking on the boat. Please bring a light jacket or sweater - it can be cool on the water.
Please note that a Newfoundland dog sails onboard. Please keep this in mind if you are allergic to dogs.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 40 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsSchooner Sail was fun and beautifulSeptember 17, 2018

Reviewer: Gary Omura
Lots of fun on the schooner and beautiful sights from offshore.

5 StarsNice way to see the harborAugust 27, 2018

Reviewer: John Bowen
Crew was friendly and informative - gave an overview of the history of Bar Harbor and the lobster industry,

4 StarsSchooner Sail was fun and beautifulAugust 06, 2018

Reviewer: Gary Omura
Lots of fun on the schooner and beautiful sights from offshore.

5 StarsSchooner SailJuly 30, 2018

It is a good chance to get out on the water to see the harbor, and up close look at the boats and adjacent islands. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

5 StarsSchooner SailJuly 30, 2018

Reviewer: Nancy Dobbs
The trip was very scenic and the information the ranger gave was interesting. The visitors were allowed to hoist the sails which was fun to do or watch. Loved being on an real schooner.

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