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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.

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 32 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellentApril 09, 2018

Reviewer: Karen Leomo
This was the exact tour as from the Holland America ship. Our excursion was less expensive and directions to and from ship for meeting were exact. Highly recommend.

5 StarsGreat experienceNovember 03, 2017

Reviewer: Martin Riefner
We really enjoyed the Schooner sale. Was a great experience and we even got to help with the sails.

5 StarsSchooner SailOctober 31, 2017

Reviewer: Rudolph Leomo
Very fun. Same tour as the ship had, but at a discounted price. Highly recommend American Airlines for my excursion needs.

4 StarsA great sail!October 27, 2017

Reviewer: Paula Mills
We really enjoyed our sail on a schooner! The captain was very knowledgeable and wove his way through thousands of lobster pots! Very nice and helpful crew.

5 StarsBest excursion on our tripOctober 24, 2017

Reviewer: carol langenberger
No problem with tickets, ease of boarding. Captain/guide very informative. Hands on with helping the "girls" hoist the sails! Dress warm if you plan on going Sept/Oct. Well worth the price

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