Sail Maine for a real adventure. See Rockport and Camden’s stunning coastline and islands from the deck of the Classic Schooner Heron. Built in Maine by the owners and captains, the Heron is a truly unique experience. Many guests say that it is like sailing with a friend.
Join us for Lobster Lunch, Educational Eco wildlife tour or Sunset Dinner sails offered daily.
Rated one of the best things to do on the coast of Maine.
SAIL MAINE DAILY
Island Sail w/Lunch $65/person, kids $35. Sailing mid June -Sept 4
Educational Eco Tour $50/person, kids $25.
Sunset Dinner Sail $75/person.
HERON sails from Historic Rockport Harbor
Private and Group charters available on all sails. For info or reservations:
The perfect cruise to see the bay and enjoy the taste of fresh Maine Lobster. See the Harbor Seals basking on the ledges at Robinson’s Rocks and simply relax as HERON takes the bay in her stride. On our favorite point of sail, Enjoy a freshly prepared full service Lobster roll lunch. Hot tea or coffee and cookies top off the perfect trip.
Lunch sails daily mid-June through early Sept.
Fall schedule 1:00 to 3:30
Welcome to the historic town of Rockport Maine. Take an afternoon sail aboard the Heron and enjoy an educational narrative. Learn about the history of the once busy industrial town. Rockport was won in a card game in Boston by Robert Thorndike in 1769 and separated from Camden after a dispute over replacing the collapsed Goose River bridge.
Kilns in Rockport were processing lime rock for over 200 years and it’s great schooners lined the waterfront loaded cargoes of “hot lime” down the coast for use in construction. Ice was cut on Lily Pond and loaded onboard schooners for export to distant ports all over the world.
Rockport’s most famous schooner the Fredrick Billings towered more than three stories tall from the keel to the deck . Weighing over 2600 tons this 4 masted schooner was built out in the open at the head of Rockport Harbor in less than a year!
We will also explore the history of magical Indian Island lighthouse as we sail by and learn what lead to Rockport’s decline and therefore the private sale Indian Island light in 1934.
Learn About Maine’s Lobstering industry and why Penobscot Bay is the best in the state. We’ll tell you about the life cycle of your favorite crustacean.
With a prevailing afternoon southerly breeze Heron will take the Penobscot Bay in her stride and head towards Robinson’s Rock, home of the famous Andre the seal. With favorable wind and tide we can sail close to the ledges and often see dozens and sometimes hundreds of seals asking on the ledges.
Complimentary soft drinks (hot tea coffee to boot!) will make for a perfect way to spend an afternoon aboard this legendary classic on the magnificent Penobscot Bay.
Eco sails daily mid-June through early October.
Fall schedule 5:00 to sunset
This is a truly unique dining experience. A perfect opportunity to sail the Penobscot Bay and see the setting sun behind the Camden Hills. Enjoy good food, good company and great sailing. BYO beer or wine .. And dine schooner style
Hors d’oeuvres and Lobster Bisque. Bring your own bottle of wine.
Artichoke four cheese spinach dip on sliced cucumber.
Fresh Shrimp served with horseradish dip
Smoked Fish Pate on French baquette
Cheese plate . Cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, rice crackers, wheat crackers, and apple slices.
Hearty Lobster Bisque (chicken or veg version available)
Fruit Tarts and Chocolates