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!

The Gift of Giving

  The holidays are coming and we're thinking of our 2021 season! Gift certificates are a great way to share experiences with loved ones. Whether they're a sailing enthusiast or a first timer, a two-hour sail on one of our beautiful wooden vessels is the perfect way to see the Maine Coast from the water.   We are available for the purchase of Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl gift certificates at 207-236-2323 or on our online store at www.maineschooners.com. Our gift certificates never expire and are good for up to 2 hours of sailing throughout our season. We also have a great selection of t-shirts, hats, sail maker bags, and other sailing-oriented gifts available on our online store for purchase. Orders typically ship the next day, so you'll have your items well in hand before you know it!  

Thankful For My Employees

  This year has been full of ups and downs, but I have been so lucky to be surrounded by such a great crew of people. These kind words in a review from passenger Bob Paolino keep us reminded of why we do what we do - the people.   It is always nice when you own a company to get a really great review of your employees which also directly reflects how you feel about them. This particular review could’ve been given about any one of my employees and is so accurate about how I feel about all of my employees this year I just wanted to post it. Thanks again for all the support this season. ..... “Before we even get to the cruise, itself, we want to say hi to GRACE. She was operating (almost said "manning") the company's table dockside when we showed up for our cruise. From her first "Hi, can I help?", she was welcoming, cheerful and helpful. We chatted like we were old friends and she regaled us with stories and information. She is a terrific person to have front of house, although we are sure that she is employed in many other aspects of the operation. Thanks!   Captain Devon! A most able seaman, yes I am mixing ranks, but here it's a description, not a rank! Capable, knowledgeable, social and clever. His handling of the Owl seemed effortless. There was not a moment during our 3 hour cruise when the conversation seemed forced or stilted. He even made a joke of the fact that we didn't see any wildlife. And he unintentionally upsold us on the lobster bake cruise for next year, all while piloting the cutter. The company needs to hold on to this man.   The 3 hour sail was amazing and we made many great and lasting memories. Thank you to all involved.” ..... I am so grateful for our wonderful crew and how well they serve our passengers. Thank you to all the guests who take the time to write a review, it does not go unnoticed.     Aaron Lincoln