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Schooner Sail

Price: $74.00
Sale Price: $49.00
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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. 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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
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.
Restrictions
Please note that a Newfoundland dog sails onboard. Please keep this in mind if you are allergic to dogs. 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.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 45 Reviews Review This Tour
5 Starsschooner sailOctober 24, 2018

Reviewer: sue kuhn
Beautiful day not much wind but we still sailed

5 StarsSchooner SailOctober 24, 2018

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.

5 Stars A Bit Cool and Showery, ButOctober 19, 2018

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!

4 Starsbeautiful sceneryOctober 13, 2018

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.

4 StarsBar Harbour Maine Schooner sailOctober 05, 2018

Reviewer: Mary Branscombe
This was a pleasant sail around the harbour on a four masted schooner. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. We would recommend it.

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