This year, the Maine Windjammer Association captains are
offering a new roster of cruises that will feed the mind, tempt the taste buds
and showcase Maine’s spectacular scenery.
Maine, April 11, 2013 -
Passionate about beer or birding? Always wanted to explore Acadia National Park
or take a night sail during the full moon? This year, the
Maine Windjammer Association
captains are offering a new roster of cruises that will feed the mind, tempt the
taste buds and showcase Maine’s spectacular scenery.
While relaxation is the number one goal of any windjammer cruise, now it’s
possible to combine a few days of gorgeous sailing on Penobscot Bay with a wide
array of fun activities, starting at $400 for an all-inclusive weekend cruise.
This year, Captain Thomas of the Isaac H. Evans is offering many new cruises
including an amateur astronomy cruise with astronomer Roy Hewitt; a four-day
cruise with Hank Cramer, one of the best-loved folk singers in the Northwest;
and a cancer care fundraising cruise.
For food lovers, how
about a sailing vacation that features wine tasting and gourmet food? Captain
McHenry of Angelique is offering a cooking and wine cruise July 7-11. While
every windjammer cruise serves award-winning food that’s been featured on the
likes of Gourmet, Saveur, Rachael Ray and the New York Times, this 4-day cruise
will focus on the culinary arts and wine appreciation. For beer connoisseurs,
how about a June 17th “Craft of Ale” Sail aboard the Schooner Mary Day—you can
even try your hand a brewing a batch of nut brown ale underway!
For nature lovers, Captain Wells of the Lewis R. French is offering a guided
birding cruise where you might check off a puffin or other pelagic on your Life
List. Twenty-nine lucky guests will get to explore Acadia National Park – one of
the most popular National Parks in the US – when they sail aboard Angelique this
August 18-22. Ever wonder how Maine’s landscape got to be so spectacular
or why the Earth is made up of layers? Hop aboard a geology cruise with
Captain Files of the Victory Chimes.
And what about the
true old salts – people who love sailing so much they want to sail at night?
Now it’s possible aboard the American Eagle during a four-day sail in August,
with a spectacular summer moon waxing toward full. That’s sure to be a
These new cruises join the tried and true roster of specialty cruises offered
year to year including a beloved Pirates cruise for the young and the
young-at-heart; a story-telling cruise where yarn spinning is the name of the
game; whale and puffin scouting; knitting; and photography cruises featuring
professional photographers who are on-hand to guide the amateur and capture that
once-in-a-lifetime image. Whether you love lighthouses, wild birds or
chocolates, there’s a windjammer cruise sure to ignite your passion!
For more information about specialty cruises aboard the ten vessels in the Maine
Windjammer Association, visit
www.sailmainecoast.com or call
Adventure can be found around every rocky turn of the Maine coast aboard the 10
ships in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet. For three to six days,
guests experience a simpler life in which technology is replaced with age-old
sailing and navigation skills. Instead of transporting cargoes of fish and
lumber from port to port, common a century ago, these venerable old ships, now
outfitted with comfort and safety in mind, retrace their coasting routes with
The Maine Windjammer season runs from mid-May to mid-October. June cruises
feature long days while “leaf peepers” can enjoy sailing in late September when
the foliage turns flame-colored.
Each windjammer carries between 20 to 40 guests and 4 to 10 crew members.
Accommodations are simple, consisting of single, double and triple cabins, all
with comfortable mattresses, fresh linens and plenty of warm blankets. All of
the vessels offer hot showers. Windjammer cruises are for people of all ages
except small children although, if you charter an entire vessel, you can bring
anyone you like.
Prices average $160 per day including all meals, which are delicious and
bountiful for even the heartiest appetites.
For more information, contact the Maine Windjammer Association at P.O. Box
1144P, Blue Hill, Maine 04614, 800-807-WIND or check out the website at
Maine Windjammer Association
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