Camden Lighthouses and Lunch Day Sail

See the best of Camden while sailing Maine’s magnificent rocky coast on the elegant Appledore II! Feel like an adventurer from the 19th century while enjoying state-of-the-art accommodations on a modern windjammer. With wide decks, you can stroll and take in the sights without needing to duck the rigging. Limited to only 30 passengers, there is abundant seating on which to make yourself comfortable for your intimate daytime sail.

Explore the Western coast of Penobscot Bay, with its historic lighthouses, majestic coastal mountain vistas, and rugged coastline while under full sail aboard a traditional wooden schooner.

Lunch is served onboard and consists of Schooner Clam Chowder, Lobster Salad in lettuce cup w/fresh baked baguette Roasted Corn Potato Salad and homemade pie for dessert

Cocktails, beer, soft drinks and a refreshing summer wine selection are available for purchase with proper I.D.

(Please note that lighthouse viewing is subject to wind and weather conditions.)

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  • What's included :
    • Sightseeing Cruise
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Schooner Appledore II Windjammer Cruise
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuity (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Schooner Appledore II Windjammer Cruise, 18 Bayview Landing Next to Camden Town Landing / I waterside of Peter Otts Restaurant, Camden, ME 04843-2249

    If you always wanted to sail your own wooden ship, this is your chance. The crew welcomes your participation - offer to help raise the sails and take a turn at the wheel. The Appledore II is a hard working, seaworthy schooner. She has sailed around the world, docking at many harbors along the way. Twice a year, she still sails the Eastern seaboard between her two home ports of Camden, Maine and Key West, Florida. Ask your crew about her history, some have made this bi-annual 2,000 mile sailing trip.

    Our day sail on the Appledore II schooner departs from Bayview Landing, taking you out of Camden Harbor. Camden is often called the “jewel of the Maine coast” which becomes clear as you sail past the impressive lighthouse, Curtis Island Light, dating from 1836 and into Penobscot Bay. Considered to be one of the top cruising bays in the world, Penobscot Bay will amaze you with its uninhabited islands, wildlife and views of Camden Hills and other coastal mountains dropping off into the sea.

    During your Camden boat tour, look along the shore for Mount Battie, historic inns, and elegant summer mansions of the rich and famous with their million dollar yachts. Watch lobstermen hauling in their traps. On a typical day, you may see porpoises playing in the water, ospreys and eagles hunting for fish and even the occasional whale. Watch for seals sunning themselves on rocks and cute guillernots, cousins to puffins, with their bright red feet, wobbling as they walk along the rocky shoreline.

    Quench your thirst with cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks, all available for purchase during your sailing cruise.

    As Camden Harbor comes back into view, relax and feel the wind sweep through your hair as your memorable sailing ship cruise draws to a close.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Curtis Island Light, 1 Beacon Ave, Camden, ME 04843-2205

    Marking the approach to Camden Harbor on Curtis Island. First established in 1835, the present structure was built in 1896. The light was automated in 1972.

    Pass By: Indian Island Lighthouse, 021-250, Rockport, ME 04856, USA

    Standing on the eastern side of Rockport Harbor, this lighthouse was built in 1850 and reconstructed in 1875. The light was originally mounted on top of the keeper’s house with a fourth-order Fresnel lens. Standing 31 feet tall the white square tower is no longer active, as it is now a private residence.

    Pass By: Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland, ME

    Situated at the end of the mile-long Rockland breakwater, this lighthouse stands guard over Rockland’s expansive and bustling harbor. The breakwater was built by the Army Corps of Engineers between 1880 and 1900 and is more than 4,000 feet long. The first light was an oil lamp placed in 1827 on a wooden tripod on Jameson Point. The present light and keeper’s structure was built in 1902.

  • Departure Point :
    18 Bay View St, Camden, ME 04843, USA
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Schooner Exploration Associates of Maine

Activity ID: V-41495P3

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