Sail Schooner Heron 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 Nigel and Bonnie, the Heron is a truly unique experience. Educational Eco sail, Happy Hour Sunset Sail, Private Morning Charters are just few of our sails offered.  Many say that it’s like sailing with a friend.

Planning a family reunion, birthday party, graduation celebration, pre-wedding party or just a friends get together this summer? Book a private sail on Heron. email if you have questions.
Visit our Maine Daily Schedule page to learn more about our 2024 tours! Sailing to the end of October.


Sail Maine Schooner Heron
Sail Maine on 65′ Schooner Heron      mid May -mid Oct
Welcome to the historic town of Rockport, Maine. Take an afternoon sail aboard the Heron and enjoy an educational  Eco tour with narrative by environmental educator and Captain Bonnie Schmidt. With 25 years of experience sailing the Penobscot bay, Bonnie will guide you as Capt Twig sails the Bay….
Learn about the history of legendary privately owned , Indian island lighthouse, Lobstering, shipbuilding processing of lime harvesting of ice… and Rockport’s famous Andre, The seal that came home…
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 on board 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.
Spend an afternoon aboard this legendary classic on the magnificent Penobscot Bay.  Beer, wine and soda available for purchase on board.

Check out this video of the Educational Eco Sail

Private charters, lunch and dinner sails available on request (30 passengers max)

Learn more about our Maine Special Events including a Photo Cruise with Michael Leonard

Other questions? Visit our FAQ Page!

Summer: Located at the dock in Rockport Marine Park, 111 Pascal Avenue, Rockport, Maine 04856
Winter: Sailing from Bequia and Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and many other Islands of the Caribbean
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