That's a Wrap on the 2023 Sailing Season!

The Olad was hauled out of the water today, marking the end of the 2023 Sailing Season! This season posed some challenges with lots of rain and fog, but we made the most of the sunny days! Thanks to those who joined us on the bay for adventurous afternoon sails, relaxing sunset cruises, lobster bakes, and fireworks sails. We are incredibly thankful to our amazing staff that made all of this possible!

This time of year is always bittersweet as we put the boats to bed for winter and look back on the sailing season. We'll miss summer sailing on Penobscot Bay, but we're looking forward to some quiet time, and getting back into some of our favorite winter activities!

We have opened up our 2024 calendar for bookings! Give us a call as you're planning your Summer 2024 family reunions, wedding celebrations, or company outings and we'll work with you to make your event one to remember! 




Two Public Lobster Bakes Aboard the Schooner Olad!


It's hard to beat a sail on Penobscot Bay, and even harder to beat a sail that includes a stop on Warren Island for a traditional Maine Lobster Bake! The Olad has two public lobster bake sails scheduled this summer, the first on Wednesday, July 26th, and the next on Thursday, August 10th. Join us for a scenic afternoon sail across the bay to Warren Island State Park where our crew will prepare a traditional Maine lobster bake over an open fire with all the fixings! Then, bellies full of lobster, enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise back into Camden Harbor while taking in the views of the sun setting behind the mountains of the Camden Hills State Park. 

We also offer private lobster bakes on the Schooner Olad or Cutter Owl throughout July and August if you're planning a family gathering, company outing, or just looking for a unique experience with a group of close friends! 

Cutter Owl's 10th Season in Camden Harbor!

After a long winter in the boatyard the Cutter Owl has made its return to Camden Harbor. This is Owl's 10th season operating out of Camden Harbor, and it's great to be back for another summer of sailing! With space for only 6 passengers, the Owl is great for private sailing charters, and more intimate cruises. Sit back, relax, and let our crew guide you through Penobscot Bay. With options for customizable charters, there's almost no limit to what Owl can pull off! Perfect for family picnics, lobster bakes on Warren Island, and romantic sunset sailing. Owl will begin her 10th season in Camden Harbor on June 1st, we can't wait to see you out there! 

Spring Has Sprung at the Boatyard

The days are getting longer, the sun is warmer, and the Olad crew is busy at work preparing the boats for the 2023 sailing season! It's hard to believe our launch date is just a few weeks away, and we'll be sailing again by mid-May.

It seems like everybody's calendars begin to fill up in the spring as summer plans are being formulated. We're looking at a busy calendar ourselves, with many special event sails including the Great Schooner Race, two public lobster bakes, and special Full moon sails all summer long. The Olad and Owl are the perfect setting for your summer adventures at sea, offering family lobster bakes on Warren Island, intimate weddings onboard, and relaxing sunset cruises overlooking the Camden Hills, and that's just the start! We work closely with our guests to make each trip as memorable as it can be.

Spots are filling up for the 2023 season, so if you are planning a family event, business outing, or are interested in one of our many special event sails you'll want to start booking early!


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Olad and Owl! We hope your 2023 is off to a great start. We enjoyed some time with family over the holidays and are excited for some winter fun in Maine, however, we’re always looking forward to sunnier days and full sails this summer!

If you’re planning a sailing charter for a family gathering, birthday party, wedding celebration, or other event this summer, be sure to reach out to us early so you get your preferred date. We look forward to getting back out on the water with you soon, but in the meantime, enjoy some winter fun! 

Holiday Gift Ideas - Give the Gift of a Sailing Experience!

Looking for a special gift for your loved ones this Holiday season? Why not gift them an experience they won’t forget! A Gift Certificate for a sail aboard the Schooner Olad or Cutter Owl is a great gift for the adventurer in your life, and they’ll have something to look forward to all winter long!

We have customizable sails aboard each vessel, choose either the 57-foot-long Schooner Olad for a traditional Maine Schooner sailing experience, or our 6-passenger sailing vessel Owl for a more private, adventurous sail on the bay. With a full calendar of special sails throughout the season, there are so many ways to get out on the bay! Join us for our Summer Solstice sail where you’ll watch the sun rise over the bay on the longest day of the year, or one of our Full Moon sails with fabulous views of this summer’s full moons. We also have two public lobster bakes scheduled this summer that you won’t want to miss out on! 

Gift Certificates are typically mailed out the next business day, so you still have time to get your order in! Give us a call at 207-236-2323 or visit our Gifts & Souvenirs Page on our website to order yours.

The Holidays are Here!

As the Holiday season rolls around, we’re thankful for gatherings with friends and family, good food, and taking some time off to rest.  We’re also dreaming of sunnier days, a strong breeze filling up the sails, and the warmth of the sun on our backs. If you’re in the same boat as us or have a sailing enthusiast in your circle, it’s never too early to plan for the 2023 sailing season. We are taking bookings and have Gift Certificates available, which make a wonderful gift this holiday season!

The gift of a two-hour sail or private charter aboard the Schooner Olad or Cutter Owl will give your loved ones something to look forward to over the long, cold winter months. They can customize their own experience, with opportunities for sunset cruises, morning wildlife watching, fireworks sails, and two public lobster bakes next season! As you plan your summer getaways to Camden, make sure to check out our recently updated Special Events page for a list of our special sails throughout the summer.

If you’re planning a wedding, office outing, or big family event next summer you’ll want to reach out to secure your preferred date early! To book ahead or purchase a Gift Certificate for the 2023 sailing season give us a call at 207-236-2323 or visit our website. 

Another Summer of Sailing Behind Us!

As our sailing season comes to a close we have time to take a deep breath, celebrate our hard work, and appreciate the amazing community we are part of! We loved hosting your family gatherings, lobster bakes, and weddings, thank you all for making this season one to remember!

We enjoyed a picture perfect October day with friends and family for our traditional last sail of the season. Now we are transitioning to our in-depth maintenance on the boats. With the distinct smell of pine tar in the air, and lots of sanding and varnish in our future, we are also booking for our 2023 sailing season. We are busy building our special events calendar and planning your family gatherings. One thing we have learned over the last few seasons is that booking early is best, so don’t hesitate to call us as you plan your trip to the Maine coast. In the meantime, stay warm and we look forward to sailing with you in May 2023!

Giving Back


Giving back to our community is one of most important and rewarding things we get to do all season. This is the first year since 2019 we have gotten to take our friends at coastal opportunities for their annual privet charter aboard The Olad and we are so happy they are back! These guys and gals inspire me, no matter rain or shine; they always approach life with joy and optimism, smiles and laughter, and remind me to lighten up! Camden is such a great place to visit, work, and live because our community is so supportive and vibrant, full of so many interesting people. Recently we ended our 2022 season where things finally felt like they got back to "The way life should be" after the pandemic. We welcomed back many of our regular customers we hadn't seen for a few years, and welcomed many more new ones into the Olad and Owl family. And now Camden and its year round community slow down to its winter time schedule. Looking back on the season, what a wonderful year and we want to say thank you for being a big part of it, see you next spring!

We made it to the Discovery channel!


In between the storms at the end of September we got the perfect day for a video shoot with the crew of RV There Yet? Patrice, Kevin, and the crew joined Captain Lincoln and first mate Tristan on a four hour tour of Penobscot bay. With a steady 15-20 knots, the Olad got to show off that even at 95 years old she can hang with the best! Captain Jeff Lewis and the crew's drone photographer followed in the tender boat to get shots like the one you see above, as well as video footage for the show. These professionals have been in the TV business for over 20 years, watch their take on the best Maine has to offer (we think they have pretty good taste) and catch their new season airing on the Discovery Channel in 2023! Check out their inspiring content at