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

Join us for a sailing experience in Camden, Maine! We offer two-hour day sails or custom private charters departing from the picturesque Camden Harbor. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the rocky shoreline of Penobscot Bay where you can spot hidden mansions, lighthouses, small islands, seals, bald eagles, lobster boats, and other magnificent ships! 

The Schooner Olad is a completely restored, classic sailing yacht built in 1927. Departing daily from Camden, Maine mid-May to mid-October, the Olad offers two-hour day sails for up to 22 passengers. The Olad also offers custom sailing charters for two hours, a half-day, or even a full day, making it the perfect setting for a family reunion, office outing, wedding, or get together with close friends! Be sure to check out our Special Events page where we offer many public special events throughout the season including sailing races, island lobster bakes, and lighthouse tours. 

The Sailing Vessel Owl is perfect for those looking for a more intimate sailing trip. Join us aboard our 6-passenger sailing vessel, which is one of the most versatile sailboats departing from Camden Harbor. The Owl was designed by famous yacht designer John Alden to be a fast and comfortable cruising boat. Built in 1941, the Owl is a timeless classic that has been rebuilt to the height of today's standards. The Cutter Owl is available for two and three-hour day sails, as well as customizable private charters for up to 6 passengers. With advance notice the Owl will sail you to Stonington for an overnight at one of the beautiful inns, to Vinalhaven for a romantic dinner and overnight at Nebo Lodge, or to a tent site at Warren Island State Park where we'll prepare a lobster bake for you! Did we say versatile? 

Come sailing with Captain Aaron Lincoln, a local Mainer with many facts and stories about the area, as well as the Schooner trade! 

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!