SAIL ACADIA: DOWNEAST FRIENDSHIP SLOOP CHARTERS
Join us aboard one of our traditional Friendship Sloops for an unforgettable sail along the Maine coast. Friendship Sloops are emblematic of Maine's maritime heritage, and were once used for lobster fishing under sail. The historic Alice E. (1899) is the oldest Friendship Sloop still sailing, and now departs daily from quiet Southwest Harbor. The Helen Brooks was built during the Friendship Sloop revival of the 1960s and 70s, and now departs from Northeast Harbor. Both villages are less than 25 minutes from Bar Harbor.
Sit back and relax, or help raise the sails as we depart the harbor, and then enjoy sailing in the beautiful cruising grounds off of Mount Desert Island. The mountains of Acadia National Park are the backdrop to our sail, as we cruise past the Bear Island Lighthouse and among the Cranberry Islands. If the wind allows, your captain may chart a course towards scenic Somes Sound, or out towards East Bunker's Ledge, where we often spot seals and other marine wildlife. Most popular is our three hour sail, available as a shared trip or private charter. Other custom options are also available; please feel free to ask about our island picnics, lobster bakes, dinner cruises to the Islesford Dock Restaurant and other special experiences. We sail morning through sunset daily, from May to October. Email or call us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-266-5210...we look forward to helping you plan your adventure!