Sailing A Vintage Windjammer: Perfect Way To Experience Maine’s Coast

Summer: Whether you decided on a day trip or and overnight excursion sailing on one of Portland’s beautifully restored wooden schooner ships is sure to be an adventure. At Portland Schooner Co. guest can come aboard two vintage schooners, the Bagheera or the Wendameen. Both of these vessels were designed by one of America’s most celebrated yacht designers, John Alden. We recently enjoyed the two-hour sailing adventure on Casco Bay. It was an awe- inspiring trip. We were able to relax, soak in the sun and enjoy the salt air. Guest are welcome to bring their own meals and favorite beverages including beer and wine. Along the way we were able to enjoy the beautiful sites including local lighthouses, seals, sea birds and the rocky coastline that Maine is so famous for. The crew was extremely friendly and knowledgable and invited guest to join them in hoisting the sails and having a hand on the ship’s wheel. In addition to day trips, the both schooners are available for private chartered trips and overnigh excursions. Our next trip will be an overnight, gazing at the starts and forgetting about all of the cares in the world.