- Laidback, leisurely sightseeing at its best
- Sail on an iconic schooner
- Chance to see whales and porpoises
The iconic Maine coast is as beautiful a place for a sailing trip as you can imagine. With the wind ruffling your hair, board the Surprise, a traditional fishing schooner first launched in 1918. This gorgeous vessel has a proud maritime heritage, restored several times over nearly a century, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so a voyage on the Surprise through Penobscot Bay is one of sheer elegance. May Tinggly suggest bringing along a bottle of chilled wine and maybe even some lobster rolls to enjoy as the scenery drifts by?
A typical tour may take in the Penobscot Bay, and the Camden Hills, “where the mountains reach the sky”, see luxurious summer estates along Rockport coast, or head toward Islesboro Island. It’s common to spot seals and porpoises basking in the dappled sunlight, and even bald eagles and whales, so if you have binoculars or a camera, be sure to bring them along. Your crew will also be happy to illuminate the history of lobster fishing in the region, and ensure you are comfortable at all times. This gift experience in Maine is truly sublime.