Scenic Sailboat Excursions and Schooner Tours in Maine

Schooner and Sailing Tours

We think the best way to view the Maine coast is via boat and what could be more exhilarating than setting sail out of a Maine harbor aboard a tall masted schooner. Maine offers sailing charters of all sorts and lengths.

You can enjoy a 2-hour sailboat charter, a sunset harbor cruise on a beautiful sailboat, or a full day sailing cruise with a picnic lunch and a visit or lodge on Maine island. You can even board a schooner for a week-long sailing trip.

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Maine sailing tours offer daily sailing trips in season. Coastal towns of KennebunkportPortlandRocklandRockportCamdenBoothbay, and Bar Harbor all offer schooner tours and sailing trips. On these sailing excursions, your captain and crew will take care of all the sailing or you may lend a hand and hoist a sail if you prefer.

If you want to learn to sail, sailing instruction is often available as part of your charter package. Private charters of sailboats on the Maine coast allow experienced sailors to explore the coastline on their own. Private sailors will find hotel marinas for lodging in Maine’s best harbors.

If you time your sailing cruise right, you might witness seals, porpoise, whales or other tall ships. There are 12 historic tall ships harbored in Maine.

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Watching the sunrise from the deck of a schooner is one of life’s simplest, most satisfying pleasures. Of course, the spectacular Maine scenery is always included on your sail. See our Maine Windjammer page for multi-day Windjammer tours.

Maine Sailing and Schooner Tours

Pineapple Ketch l Kennebunkport

Join Captain Justin Troiano aboard The Pineapple Ketch for a 1.5 hour sail out of Kennebunk Harbor along the Southern Maine Coast. Departing daily in season from the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, the tour can be as hands on or as laid back as you would like; haul lines, raise sails, take a turn at the helm or just sit back and take in the beautiful views and fresh ocean air. Departing Daily In-Season from The Nonantum Resort Marina. Day Tours. Sunset cruises. Private Cruises available. Reservations 207-888-3445.  Book your sailing excursion on line on our Pineapple Ketch web site.

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