The order of the designated stops on this itinerary may be changed without notice due to fog, at the Captain's discretion.
Arrive late afternoon in Camden, Maine. Get settled on the boat and enjoy a welcome cocktail! Explore the beauty of Camden and have dinner at one of the many restaurants Camden has to offer.
Sail across Penobscot Bay past Vinalhaven, Isle au Haut .
Stop for lunch in " Frenchboro" ( Long Island ) and
explore. Afternoon sail to Southwest Harbor for the evening.
Enjoy the quiet atmosphere and slow pace with great shopping,
restaurants and galleries. Be sure to visit the famous Wendell
Gilley Museum of Bird Carving which features the works
of the world-famous Wendell Gilley – widely recognized as
one of the early pioneers of this American art form. Take advantage
of all the antiques, clothing, craft and handcrafted jewelry stores
that are unique to this area and don't forget to stock up on the
world-famous Wild Maine Blueberry jams. After
an enjoyable day of shopping and sight-seeing, cap the night off
with a feast in one of the seaside eateries!
Soames Sound / Cranberry Island (Islesford) for your morning and for lunch. Sailing into Bar Harbor , take in the breathtaking rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs amongst the backdrop of Cadillac Mountain . Once the summer playground of wealthy and famous Americans, this picturesque town was celebrated as a quiet and beautiful resort village that provided relief from the hustle and bustle of New York City , Boston and Paris . Witness the beauty of humpback, finback and Minke whales as well as porpoises, seals, puffins and more on an exciting whale watch! Or take a tour of the spectacular surrounding waters by sea kayak and experience firsthand the beauty and wildlife that this area has to offer. If you want to learn about the area's fascinating creatures without ever setting foot off dry land then be sure to visit The Oceanarium and The Lobster Museum to discover information about the marshes and ocean's interesting inhabitants.
Sail down Frenchman's Bay to Swan's Island for lunch... Burnt Coat Harbor , visit Hockamock Head Lighthouse or Sand Cove at Marshall Island . After lunch sail up Eggemoggin Reach to Center Harbor
The town of Brooklin
offers a General Store, the cozy Morning Moon café,
and quite possibly the most charming public library on the planet!
Plenty of craft shops and galleries are an easy stroll from here
down to the Reach. Take in some local flavor at the Brooklin
Inn where in the basement Pub you
can chat with some of the local characters from the Wooden
Boat School . The Brooklin Boatyard
is a great place to check out the local marina life, opened in
1960 by Joel White and presently operated by his son Steve. They
have the best craftsmen in the state and visitors are welcome!
Ask for Steve, Frank or John to give you a tour! For dinner we
will have a lobster bake at the WoodenBoat School
Day Five: After a morning tour of the boat building classes at the Wooden Boat , sail down the islands of Merchants Row . Arriving in Stonington , note that fishing vessels far outnumber personal yachts. Fishing remains the mainstay of the economy much to the delight of the local restaurateurs. Deer Isle is also home to the Internationally known Haystack Mountain School of Crafts drawing talented artists, photographers and musicians to the area. Explore by launch or kayak - or visit the Deer Island Granite Museum in Stonington , history of the Maine granite quarries.
Day Six: Sail across Penobscot Bay for a morning arrival in Camden where we have breakfast before passengers disembark with beautiful memories of one of the most peaceful places ever.
*All stops are subject to the captain’s discretion and may vary due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.