Schooner Olad & Cutter Owl Sailing Cruises and Charters departing from Camden, Maine

Let us be your Camden Maine Sailing Experience! Join us for a two-hour day sail or custom private charter to enjoy all the beauties that Penobscot Bay has to offer.  Beautiful rocky shoreline, hidden mansions, small islands, lighthouses, seals, bald eagles, lobster boats, and other magnificent ships are just a few of the things you may get to see while sailing in our beautiful part of the Bay.

The Schooner Olad sails daily from Camden, Maine mid-May to mid-October. The Schooner Olad offers historic two-hour day sails aboard a completely restored, classic sailing yacht built in 1927. The Olad also offers custom sailing charters and can hold up to 22 passengers. Whether it is for two hours, half day, or full day, the Olad is the perfect place for a family reunion, office outing, wedding, or a get together with good friends!  Join the Olad for one of the many public special events on offer throughout the season including sailing races, island lobster bakes, and lighthouse tours. 

If you are looking for a more intimate trip, join us aboard our 6 passenger cutter- the Sailing Vessel Owl!  The Owl is one of the most versatile sailboat in Camden Maine's Sailing Fleet. She was designed by world Famous yacht designer John Alden to be a fast and comfortable cruising boat. Built in 1941, she is a timeless classic that has been rebuilt to the highest of today's standards. She is available to charter for up to six passengers, making her one of the most private Wooden Sailboat in Camden's Fleet. The Sailing Vessel Owl goes out for two and three-hour public sails daily and is also available for two-hour, three-hour, four-hour, six-hour, or full-day private sailing charters.  With advance notice the Owl will take you to Stontington for an overnight at one of their beautiful inns, to Vinalhaven for a romantic dinner and overnight at Nebo Lodge, or rent a tent site at Warren Island State Park, and we'll do a lobsterbake for you.  Did we say versatile?

Captain Aaron Lincoln is a local Mainer and will talk about the history of the area as well as the schooner trade while you sail one of his favorite locations!

Beautiful Fall Sailing Ahead

Question of the week: When will your last day of sailing be?  We have just a little over a month of sailing left in our 2021 season!  Cutter Owl will be sailing through the end of September, and Schooner Olad's last day is scheduled for October 18th.  We are looking forward to sailing some really fantastic conditions and fair winds through the rest of our season.  Fall breezes are some of the sailing season’s best out in Penobscot Bay, and the leaves are just starting to make their change to fall’s full splendor.  Wear your woolies and come out to see the beautiful views with our crew.  Our last special event of the season on Schooner Olad will be the full moon sail scheduled for September 19th at 5:15pm.  Come out to view the Harvest Moon rise with us. We would like to send our gratitude out to everyone who has come sailing with us this season and in seasons past.  We are so fortunate to have such wonderful guests and to live in such a beautiful place for people to visit from near and far.  Thank you all for making it truly great.   We look forward to sailing with you through the rest of our 2021 season and beyond in beautiful Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay.  We’ll see you out there!

Hello Fall Sailing!

The sailing is truly fantastic in Penobscot Bay, and there's plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the sea breeze aboard both Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl! The end of August is upon us, and the warm weather continues to prevail for us sailing in Penobscot Bay.  There are lots of sailboats in the area to see, especially with Labor Day weekend just around the corner.  Enjoy a festive weekend in Camden and join us for a great sail out on the water to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of our fall sailing season.  We’ll be offering many opportunities throughout the day to get out on the water with us aboard both the Olad and Owl throughout the month of September.   Our sunset sails aboard both the Schooner Olad and the Cutter Owl will begin a little earlier in the evening to accommodate the sun setting sooner in our skies these days. Fall is right around the corner, so bring along your sweater, snacks and a bevie and prepare to watch a beautiful sunset with great friends. If a private sail is your thing, you are most welcome to charter our vessels out privately to enjoy a sail with close family and friends with just our crew to guide you.  It’ll be sure to be a lasting memory for all. Happy almost fall sailing!