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Windjammer Classic Day Sail

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Experience the iconic Maine coast from the deck of a 19th-century schooner on a sightseeing boat tour. Take a seat on the 50-person wooden ship and enjoy exceptional views of Mount Battie, Curtis Island Light, Camden Harbor, and other striking landmarks. If you like, you can lend a hand to the crew and help raise the sails or turn the wheel of the very active Appledore II.
You'll start at
18 Bay View St
18 Bay View St, Camden, ME 04843, USA
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    Schooner Appledore II Windjammer Cruise
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    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.
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You'll end at
18 Bay View St
18 Bay View St, Camden, ME 04843, USA
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  • Treat yourself to an authentic Maine experience
  • Take a tour that everyone in your group can enjoy
  • See the Maine coast from an ideal vantage point
  • Choose a departure time that suits your schedule
Important Information
Departure Point
18 Bay View St, Camden, ME 04843, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Sightseeing Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Schooner Appledore II Windjammer Cruise
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuity (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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CSNJB wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a great time on the Windjammer sail. The captain was very knowledgeable about the area, and he had interesting information about those who Lobster in that area. We were lucky because we had good wind on our sail, so it could not have been better. The crew was very
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Date of experience: August 2019
sarahturns wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions
My husband and I were able to book tickets the day of, but it’s mid-October so I’m not sure if it’s that easy in the summer. It was a gorgeous day and the scenery was amazing! Seeing the town of Camden and mountains with the colorful leaves from the ocean was a great
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Date of experience: October 2019
Lynne H wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
Very fun morning on the bay. My 84 yr. "young" dad, sister, I added this trip to our "leaf peeping" trip Down East. The crew was wonderful and the scooner is amazing! We learned so much. The wind came up and it was pretty cold. However, the crew provided my dad with a nice
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Date of experience: October 2019
MarksFam82 wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a spectacular morning on the bay with Captain Gus! Crew Noodle and Zack were entertaining while still getting it ALL done. What a great way to see the area from a different point of view. Makes me wish they'd take me with them on their voyage to their winter home this
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Date of experience: September 2019
heels94GreensboroNC wrote a review Sep 2019
178 contributions64 helpful votes
Crew was friendly and fun - gave the guests a chance to help in raising the sails which was entertaining. Boat was clean and spacious. Full bar at great prices. Wish they had talked a little more about what we were seeing along the cruise but overall it was a great experience.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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  • Duration: 2h
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