Schooner Sail

special offer banner Schooner Sail Tour from Bar Harbor in Frenchman Bay (Acadia National Park)
Price: $74.00   Sale Price: $49.00   Save: $25.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise ship tender pier.
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 on occasion 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.

Schooner Sail

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, 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 onboard 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 cancelled for rain and/or fog. As the tour is designed to give guests the sailing experience in typical Maine weather.

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  78 ReviewsReview This Tour
Lovely views from the water
October 01, 2022
Nice sailing trip
Reviewer: Dennis Richardson
4 Stars
Sailing
September 30, 2022
This was a lot of fun and the length of time was just right.
Reviewer: Richard
5 Stars
Beautiful sail
September 02, 2022
We were fortunate enough to sail from Bar Harbor on the Schooner Margaret Todd. Beautiful ship, peaceful afternoon, gorgeous scenery. We would do this again.
Reviewer: Cheryl Phipps
5 Stars
relaxing time, lovely views
July 24, 2022
The ship is a four masted schooner; if you want you can help raise the sails. The captain provided commentary but didn't talk too much. Beautiful views and we even spotted pods of porpoises. The breeze was light and the captain tried to sail without the engine but he had to turn it on. Nevertheless, it was a peaceful trip around the islands. Afterwards, we walked the shore path and back through the town to the tender. A great morning!
Reviewer: Arthur Perlman
5 Stars
Sweet sail from Bar Harbor, ME
July 22, 2022
Were blessed with lovely weather for this sailing excursion. Not bad of a walk from where our ship tendered us in, unless you have disabilities affecting mobility. All the crew were very nice and we enjoyed talking to the seasonal workers whom we have a lot in common with. However, the ship wasn't old, it was just a reproduction. If there was a declaration about that, I missed it. They gave us a small snack and also sold beverages aboard. We saw some dolphins and lost of beautiful scenery. Glad we went.
Reviewer: Michele Even
4 Stars
Good experience!
January 21, 2020
This was a short but fun schooner sail. some of passengers were able to help with the sails and enjoy the times. There was no a Dog.
Reviewer: Grace
4 Stars