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!


Covid Notice:

** We will be taking fewer passengers this year to provide additional spacing. Our public day-sails will have a maximum of 14 passengers total. For private charters, if you are wanting more than 14 passengers, you will need to contact us in advance to go over Covid-19 regulations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Our Sailing Season is in Full Swing!

Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl’s sailing season is in full swing! Summer has decided to come a little early to Camden, Maine and the Midcoast, and the temperatures are rising throughout the state. This past weekend was just gorgeous, and many people beat the heat with us while sailing the beautiful waters of Penobscot Bay.  There’s no better way to cool off and relax than with a breeze in your face and our crew regaling you about the sights you see while sailing on a vintage sailing yacht.  Add a glass of rose in your hand and someone to share it with, and you’ve just stepped into our happy place. We’re looking forward to quite a few special events coming up this summer. We’ll be kicking it all off with a Solstice Sunrise Sail aboard Schooner Olad, June 20, 2021.  We’ll sail out of Camden Harbor before the crack of dawn to watch the sun come up over the islands of Penobscot Bay on the longest day of the year.  We’ll keep you awake to watch the natural beauty with coffee, tea, and deserve a treat for getting up so early, and it is so worth it! For other special events coming up this summer, please visit our special events page for days and details. From all day schooner races to full day lighthouse tours, we’ve got a sailing trip for everyone. And if a public sail doesn’t float your boat, we’re very happy to offer personalized private charters as well.   Where would you like to sail in Penobscot Bay? Happy sailing, everyone!

Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl Sail from Camden Harbor again!

Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl Sail from beautiful Camden Harbor! The Cutter Owl floats again! With the assistance of Rockport Marine and many others, the Owl is once again ready to sail Penobscot Bay.  We love sailing aboard Owl for all its intimate charms and lively feel. Families and friends love Owl as well, and find it to be the perfect sailing vessel for a private getaway upon Penobscot Bay. Cutter Owl begins sailing this Memorial Weekend, and we’re looking forward to taking both new and familiar guests sailing to share the experience.  If you’re around before the weekend and would like to go explore the bay, come join us aboard Schooner Olad, running daily from the Public Landing in Camden, Maine. Our season will soon be in full swing as summer arrives, and this is a great time to find plenty of room on our sailing vessels and fresh breezes out on the bay. Let’s go sailing!