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 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. 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: Sheila Suggs
The schooner was beautiful and fun to watch them hoist the sails. Unfortunately it was a cold, rainy day but we still had the smoothest ride seeing the beautiful colors of the fall in Maine. Still worth every penny. Will definitely sail again on a bright and sunny day. Worth the trip! I really liked the pleasant reminder email from Shore Excursions that morning. Nice job!
Reviewer: sue kuhn
Beautiful day not much wind but we still sailed
Reviewer: Jacqueline L McDonald
It was a nice laid back experience. My husband got to help hoist the sales. We met some nice people aboard and had a nice time. People working the schooner were very nice and informative.
Reviewer: Pat Stapleton
The crew and captain of this schooner were gracious, and very helpful. I was also glad to see that the sails were raised, and the diesel engine cut off. While that may not be so obvious, too often a "sail" turns out to be under power! Good job captain and crew!
Reviewer: patrick hereng
a discovery of yet another part of the world and so beautiful. On board this schooner with a ranger as a guide. Just perfect.