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  • Penobscot Bay: Historic Schooner Day Sailing Trip

    1. Penobscot Bay: Historic Schooner Day Sailing Trip

    Experience one of the top things to do in Camden sailing along Maine's magnificent rocky coastline. Climb aboard the elegant Appledore II, a historic schooner. Feel like an adventurer from the 19th-century while enjoying state-of-the-art accommodations onboard a modern windjammer. Stroll along the wide decks as you take in the sights without needing to duck beneath the rigging. With a capacity of only 49 passengers, there is abundant seating to make yourself comfortable for this intimate sailing trip. Enjoy the chance to sail your own wooden ship as the crew welcomes your participation. Offer to help raise the sails and take a turn at the wheel of this hard-working, seaworthy schooner. Ask your crew about the history of the boat which has sailed around the world, docking at many harbors along the way. Twice a year, she still sails the Eastern seaboard between her 2 home ports of Camden,...

    We went out near the end of the season so the boat was less than half full which made for a great experience. The captain and crew were all awesome! Excellent interaction and service. Loved it!

  • Camden: Sunset Sailing Cruise Aboard Appledore II

    2. Camden: Sunset Sailing Cruise Aboard Appledore II

    Board the Appledore II in Bayview Landing in Camden, and enjoy a 2-hour sunset cruise. Admire the beautiful harbor, framed by mountains, and appreciate the views from the wide decks. Help to raise the sails, take a turn at the wheel, and experience captaining a traditional wooden ship. Cruise past Curtis Island Light and into Penobscot Bay. Sail along the rugged coastline, take in the majestic mountains, and look out for local wildlife such as seals, porpoises, and eagles. Cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase as you enjoy the sunset over Mount Battie.

    An enjoyable experience. The crew was professional and friendly. Highly recommend.

  • Portland Maine: Tour in Vintage Fire Engine

    3. Portland Maine: Tour in Vintage Fire Engine

    Enjoy seeing Portland in an unforgettable way. Hop on board a vintage fire truck with onboard multimedia system, including a large, flat-screen LED TV. Experience Portland in a unique and fun way with this local-led tour aboard a classic fire engine. Explore the city’s peninsula as you drive along the cobble-stoned streets. Enjoy great views of lighthouses, civil war forts, and the historic architecture that make up the wonderful Maine city. Enjoy a 50-minute tour narrated by local guides who love sharing their knowledge of Portland Maine. Get to know the vibrant neighborhoods of this city by the sea from high up on your truck.

  • Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

    4. Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

    Take this self-guided driving tour, immersing yourself in the stunning fall colors and rich history of Maine, beginning at downtown Bar Harbor. Discover La Rochelle, a Gilded Age mansion, and learn about the raging fire that gave rise to today’s vibrant autumn foliage. Enter Acadia National Park at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and begin the drive around Park Loop Road. Along the way, discover the Great Meadow, Sieur de Mons, and Bar Harbor’s history. Pause at Beaver Lake and Jackson Labs to learn about Acadia’s wildlife before continuing on to Egg Rock Overlook and the Precipice Trail. Take a detour at Schooner Head, pausing at the Ocean Path Trailhead if you want to explore the path on foot. Continue along to Sand Beach, Old Soaker, Thunder Hole, Monument Cove, Otter Cliffs, and Hunters Beach. Pause at Jordan Pond for delicious popovers and jam or simply to enjoy the view. Continue ...

    We have driven the loop road many times before and used to have a book that we could read information at each stop. This was very entertaining. For some reason the sound came through the audio on the car so we would only have needed to register for one and bot two people.

  • Acadia National Park: Narrated Bus Tour

    5. Acadia National Park: Narrated Bus Tour

    Enjoy a comfortable way to see all the sights of Acadia National Park with expert commentary at your fingertips. Tour stops include the summit of Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole (an ocean-side stop), and Sieur De Monts Spring (Wild Gardens of Acadia). All tours take place on comfortable buses with an amplified PA system. You can choose to walk around at the stops and if so, walk as much as you feel comfortable. Restrooms are available at the ticket office and each stop within the park. Listen to onboard commentary from a long line of tour guides, national park workers, and passionate people within the area. With this family-run company that boasts deep roots in the Acadia National Park, you will get in-depth knowledge and stories like no other tour.

    Heather did an excellent job. We were on a bus with many very old people and Heather tried her humor and she did not get much participation from those on the bus. It could have been a lot of fun as she brought her unique personality along with much in for about many things, history, science and general. Very informative and she had a passion for her job and did not cut anything short.

  • Portland: Schooner Tall Ship Cruise on Casco Bay

    6. Portland: Schooner Tall Ship Cruise on Casco Bay

    Set sail on a two-hour cruise from Portland along the rugged coast of Casco Bay. Pack a meal and your favorite wine or beer, and sit back and relax as you slip through the peaceful waters of Maine. Enjoy views of lighthouses, seals, and other coastal wildlife aboard a famous schooner tall ship.

    Join the crew to hoist the sails or take a turn at the ship's wheel if you feel inspired. Whether you're nine years old or 99, sailing aboard a Maine schooner is a unique adventure. Learn more about the wooden windjammers which are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places and were built in Maine.

  • Acadia National Park: Highlights of Acadia Private Tour

    7. Acadia National Park: Highlights of Acadia Private Tour

    Get a great overview of Acadia. Start with a pickup and drive along the stunning 27-mile long Park Loop Road up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the eastern seaboard. From Cadillac, you can see spectacular views of Bar Harbor and the surrounding islands. See all of the famous sites on the Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain, Rockefeller’s stone bridges & Carriage House, Otter Cliffs, Thunder Hole, and Sieur du Monts Gardens and Nature Center. See overviews of Sand Beach surrounded by the famous pink granite coastline. Take stops as you wish and stay as long as you would like at each location. As you wind through the park you will see hand-cut stone bridges, rocky coves, and pink granite coastline, glacier cut lakes, and dense forests. Your guide will point out trailheads and carriage roads to explore on your own. Upgrade to the 4-hour experience to see t...

  • From Bar Harbor: Tall Ship Cruise on Frenchman Bay

    8. From Bar Harbor: Tall Ship Cruise on Frenchman Bay

    Set sail on a stunning tall ship and cruise around Bar Harbor and Frenchman Bay. Experience Maine's outstanding coastline, its wildlife, and its sea views, from your vantage point on the waves.

    Embark on a nautical adventure to remember aboard one of the few operational tall ships on the East Coast. Feel the crisp, salty air on your face, and smell the fresh lobster as you take in the scenic delights of the Maine coast. Immerse yourself in a seafaring experience as you absorb the sights of the famous Acadia National Park. Sail past islands and down narrow passages as you head for scenic Frenchman Bay.

    Keep your eyes peeled for land and sea creatures like moose, bears, and whales. Look out for nesting sea birds in the cliff caves, as well as ocean life in the water, as you sail through this storied landscape.

  • Sebago Lake: Guided Sunset Kayak Tour

    9. Sebago Lake: Guided Sunset Kayak Tour

    Take part in a fun and relaxing adventure in the midst of a natural Maine setting. Explore the water-carved bends and twists of a meandering stream that unveils local wildlife in a rustic backdrop. Paddle alongside lakeside cottages, boats, and manmade canals as you make your way to Jordan Bay of Sebago Lake. Here, you will get a panoramic view of the sun as it sets behind the trees. Along the way, your officially registered guide will share local stories that make the scene come alive. Enjoy an easy and relaxed paddle that requires no previous kayaking experience.

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What people are saying about Maine

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Excellent! Crew was very polite and helpful including the host checking in guests on the pier. Trip (voyage?) was everything our group wanted - comfortable, interesting, and well guided by Capt. Shawn. Shawn had a lot of knowledge about the vessel, the area, and the physics of sails and wind. Our group of seven enjoyed the entire excursion immensely! Thank you all for the great experience - Shawn, Andy, & Tristan.

We have driven the loop road many times before and used to have a book that we could read information at each stop. This was very entertaining. For some reason the sound came through the audio on the car so we would only have needed to register for one and bot two people.

the captain and crew were so personable and knowledgeable. it was a great trip. i tecommend going out Sun at 10 AM. fewer people and more time to interact with captain snd crew. delightful

Loved learning about sailing and spending some quiet time on the bay.

Great crew, beautiful sail, perfect evening experience.