The Camden-Rockland Region lies along the shores of Penobscot Bay, home to Maine’s largest fleet of windjammers and schooners, and their crews are ready to welcome you aboard!
A century ago, our local working waterfronts were filled with towering multi-masted schooners with billowing sails that served as working ships. Today, many of these beautiful vessels have been lovingly restored and are available for us to enjoy. Some are century-old National Historic Landmarks that have been outfitted with modern amenities, while others are replicas of the original ships that crowded Penobscot Bay during the Golden Age of Sail.
There is no better way to see Maine’s unspoiled coast than from the water. Out at sea, you’re likely to glimpse seals, seabirds, and the marine life that thrive in Maine’s pristine waters. You’ll see lobstermen hauling traps and lighthouses that dot the coast.
➤ Daysailers can help you escape the mainland for a few hours while bringing you close to the islands and lighthouses of Penobscot Bay. Many trips and timeframes make planning a breeze. Plus, sunset sails, extended dining sails, and more!
➤ Make a vacation of it with an overnight, multi-day, or week- long excursion. Your captain and crew will handle all the logistics, feed you amazing meals, share local maritime history, and regale you with seafaring tales.
➤ Would you like to have a windjammer or tour boat all to yourself? Ask about private custom charters, available by the hour or by the day.
➤ Take in the majestic sight of dozens of tall ships in our harbors at one of the summer festivals celebrating the windjammer fleet, including the 44th Annual Great Schooner Race from Islesboro to Rockland (July 3), Rockland’s Maine Windjammer Parade (July 10), and the Camden Windjammer Festival (September 4–5). Experience from land or on board!