May 30-June 5, 2015
SCHOONER SAILING – BEACH LOBSTER BAKE – WINERY
6-nights / $1950
The coastline of Maine in springtime brings abundant birds and wildlife. Board our private 100-foot sailing vessel and combine the beautiful coast of Maine with tremendous sailing aboard an historic tallship. Unplug from daily life and tune in to the sounds of the bay. Spend your days trimming sails, steering the schooner, learning about the Maine coast and wildlife, or just sit back, read a book, and watch the scenery drift past. While at anchor, launch a rowboat and do some beachcombing or hiking. Our professional crew will prepare delicious homemade meals, desserts and hors d’oeuvres all day long—even an all-you-can-eat lobster bake on the beach complete with bonfire! During the full moon, join in a special yoga session after dark. Then disembark in Camden, Maine to explore this lovely harbor town from shore, including a bike ride to a local winery for a VIP tour.
- Sailing aboard an historic schooner
- Beach lobster bake and bonfire
- Full moon yoga meditation
- Explore coastal harbors
- Maine birds and wildlife viewing
- Camden bike ride and VIP winery tour
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Saturday: Fly in Portland, Maine at any time before 2:00pm on Saturday. Our group will meet at the airport and travel together by bus to Camden, Maine. Upon arrival in Camden, we’ll proceed to the docks to board our tallship and get settled in our cabins.
We’ll walk to a casual welcome dinner at a local restaurant tonight, and spend our first night aboard docked in Camden Harbor.
Sunday-Tuesday: The next morning we’ll set out into Penobscot Bay and go sailing! Our destinations each day will be dictated by the wind, tide, and mood—for our ship is pure sail and has no inboard engine. Once the sails are set and trimmed, perhaps we’ll head downeast towards Acadia National Park or towards enchanting Eggemoggin Reach. Anchorages are mostly deserted islands or small island lobster fishing towns. It is a true escape to places few people will ever experience.
Spend your days trimming sails, steering the schooner, learning about the Maine coast and wildlife, or just sit back, read a book, and watch the scenery drift past. We often see bald eagles, seals, porpoises and occasionally whales. The galley crew will cook up delicious meals on a wood cookstove, so those sea going appetites will be well satisfied. Our group of Sol Sisters will even be treated to a beach lobster bake, complete with bonfire!
When the sun begins to set, we’ll settle into a cozy harbor and swing silently at anchor. Take this opportunity to launch a rowboat and explore the area. Head ashore for some beachcombing or hike around a small Maine island town, but be sure to be back aboard for a hearty dinner. After dessert, enjoy time with your new shipmates, check out the beautiful night sky.
Mornings and evenings are beautiful times to enjoy a yoga session with our instructor. Tuesday night is the full moon and our last night aboard our ship. We’ll enjoy a special moonlight yoga session on deck after dark.
Wednesday: After a hearty breakfast, we’ll disembark and head in to Camden for some exploring. This is your free day to do as you wish and have lunch on your own. After check-in at our Camden hotel, we’ll meet up again for a group dinner.
Thursday: We’ll enjoy a full breakfast at our hotel this morning. We should have our “land legs” back by now, so we’ll take to the road by bicycle for some land-side scenery and exercise. After a leisurely ride, and a picnic lunch lakeside, we’ll proceed to up the road to Lincolnville for a visit to Cellardoor Winery. Taste some excellent wines and take a private VIP tour of the beautiful 68-acre farm and 200-year old structures. But go light on the tasting—we still need to ride our bikes safely back to Camden for our farewell dinner complete with adventure storytelling!
Friday: The week has gone by so quickly, and after breakfast at our hotel it’s time to board the bus back to the airport in Portland. During our drive back, you can dream and plan your next adventure!
NOTE: This is only a sample itinerary; our activities can change due to wind, weather and sea conditions.
$1950 includes 6 Nights Lodging + All Activities on Itinerary
- An experienced, supportive Sol Sister Adventure guide
- Roundtrip ground transfers from Rockport airport to Camden
- 4 nights shared cabin accommodation aboard a schooner
- 2 nights shared accommodation in Camden
- Yoga/meditation sessions aboard our ship
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages (except for lunch on your free day)
- VIP winery tour
- Bicycle rental and local guide
- Local bike guide gratuities
NOT included: Sol Sister Guide gratuities • Alcoholic beverages • Lunch on free day in Camden • Airfare to/from Portland, Maine
We will spend 4 nights aboard a schooner that has been reserved for only our Sol Sister group. Cabins are shared, but you will have your own bunk. Your last two nights will be in shared accommodations at a lovely Camden hotel near the river, within walking distance of our schooner, shops and restaurants.
This trip can be as active or relaxed as you would like. You may participate in hands-on sailing of the schooner. Or relax, bird watch or read on deck. Our land portion of the trip will feature a moderate, relaxed bike ride of about 10 miles round trip. You may choose to spend the day shopping in Camden if you would prefer.
May 30, 2015: Fly in to Portland International Jetport (PWM), in Portland Maine. Arrive any time before 2:00pm on Saturday.
June 5, 2015: Plan your return flight departing Portland International Jetport (PWM) for the following Friday any time after 1:00pm.