Maine Windjammer Cruises
Maine Windjammer Cruises® is the first and oldest fleet of historic vessels offering sailing vacations in America. Established in 1936, it has been the cornerstone of the industry for over 60 years. Our authentic turn-of-the-century coastal cargo schooner Mercantile was lovingly restored and recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Our smaller Schooner Mistress was built in Deer Isle in 1960, and our newest vessel Swift, was built in East Boothbay in 1983.
Our company's innovation of taking passengers on sailing vacations aboard working schooners helped spearhead the preservation of many historic vessels on Penobscot Bay. Our schooners offer the opportunity to cruise among the spruce-clad islands of Maine in an exciting and historic way. They sail with no inboard power, as they did a hundred years ago, with wind and canvas still dictating our itinerary for this unique way to travel.
With Weekend, 3-Day, 4-Day, 5-day and week-long sails offered each week, we're sure to have a cruise to fit your vacation schedule.