Maine Windjammer Cruises

The National Landmark schooners of Maine Windjammer Cruises have been providing sailing adventures for camp groups on Penobscot Bay since 1936. Our schooners offer campers an opportunity cruise among the spruce-clad islands of Maine in an exciting and historic way. Using wind and canvas, they’ll sail with no inboard power, as was done 100 years ago. During their cruise, campers will explore the rugged coast, learn the habitat of native wildlife, and view historic lighthouses. For multi-day cruises, they will anchor in a fishing village or quiet cove, and can enjoy wonderful meals cooked on a woodstove. Call or email us for a detailed brochure and additional information.

Visit our Camp Windjammer Page for information on great boat excursions for your camp group.
You can also get more information on charters
Don't forget to contact us with your questions and for group rates.

Contact Info
Address: 46 John Street, Camden, ME 04843. Knox County. Tel: 207-236-2938 or 800-736-7981.  Email: Website: Hrs: Vary.

Trip Info
GRADE LEVEL: K-12th. ACTIVITY TYPE: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours. COST: Call about our 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.