Schooner Heron

Bring your camp group aboard the Schooner Yacht Heron, a U.S. Coast Guard-inspected, family-owned and operated vessel, for a day cruise leaving from Rockport Marine Park, Rockport Harbor. The Heron offers an afternoon Eco tour that is perfect for camp groups. You will see osprey and eagles soaring overhead, porpoises playing in the water, and harbor seals basking on the ledges at Robinson’s Rocks. We also do an entertaining narrative on the seafaring heritage of Rockport Harbor. Special private chartered packages are available on request, or you may want to book an island sail including a lobster lunch. 
 
Visit our website to find out more about the Heron. Contact us for more information about our schedule and to make reservations
 
Contact Info
Address: Rockport Marine Park, 111 Pascal Avenue, Rockport, Maine 04856, Knox County. Tel: 207-236-8605, 800-599-8605. Email: schoonerheron@gmail.com.   Website: www.sailheron.com. Hrs: Vary. Contact: Bonnie Schmidt. 
 
Trip Info
GRADE LEVEL: 1st-12th. ACTIVITY TYPE: Day Trips, Guided Tours. RECOMMENDED LENGTH OF VISIT: 2.5-3 hours. COST: Visit our website; contact us for group rates.

Boat Excursions Fun Facts

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as a boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water.

What makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

The next time you take your campers on a boat, ask the crew how the boat’s construction helps it transport people and things across bodies of water, and what power sources it uses.