Sale Price: $49.00
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 non-alcoholic beverage 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. In regards to weather, many different forecasts are monitored and will be considered when making a decision regarding cancellations. This tour is not necessarily canceled for rain and/or fog. As the tour is designed to give guests the sailing experience in typical Maine weather.
Reviewer: Eileen Oswald
This was a nice way to spend several hours off the Maine coast near Bar Harbor. The crew were friendly and the islands pretty. The only downside was a lack of wind!
The crew were helpful and friendly, but there was no dog aboard as the review said, and never saw even one seal which was the reason I took this tour. Also it was very cold, people were huddling together. Should be warned to bring a blanket. The sail was fun, but overall not what I expected.
Reviewer: Arthur Goldsmith
Very exhilarating cruise. Sightseeing, explanations and the wonder of being under sail
Reviewer: Paul B Herr
This was educational in how a schooner works and also about lobster fishing. We arrived early and had a very enjoyable walk on the shore before the schooner cruise.
Beautiful ship and fun crew. Hauling up the sails was a treat. The weather wasn’t ideal but the experience was better than expected.