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Windjammer Classic Sunset Sail

  • Enjoy a rare perspective on Maine’s coastal scenery on this sailing tour
  • Travel in style aboard a comfortable, elegant windjammer
  • Spot local wildlife and watch the sun set over the water
Windjammer Classic Sunset Sail
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2-hour sunset sail, departing at 6:30pm.
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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind perspective on Maine’s picture-perfect sunsets when you embark on an evening sailing tour. Departing from the scenic Camden Harbor, you’ll travel in comfort aboard a large, elegant windjammer that was built according to traditional methods. Sail past Curtis Island Light, chart Penobscot Bay, and take in the ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery, with views of mountains in the distance. You can spot local wildlife, enjoy drinks on board (available for purchase), and see the sun set over the water before returning to the harbor.
What to Expect

Camden, Maine is a quintessential New England coastal town, dating back to 1768. Your sunset sailing cruise departs from Bayview Landing, at the heart of Camden Harbor. Mariners consider Camden Harbor one of the most beautiful harbors in New England, framed by the mountains greeting the sea. Feel the sense of adventure as the crew hoists the sails. Participate in this age-old tradition by joining in and help raise the sails. Take a turn at the wheel and feel the exhilaration of captaining a traditional wooden ship.

The Appledore II was hand-built in 1978 at the Gamage Shipyard in Maine in the finest shipbuilding tradition. She proved her seaworthiness by circumnavigating the globe. She continues to sail a 2,000 mile ocean voyage twice a year between her summer home of Camden, Maine and winter home of tropical Key West, Florida.

Your Downeast Maine boat tour takes you past Curtis Island Light, helping navigate seafarers since 1836, and into Penobscot Bay. As we sail along the rugged coastline, take in the majestic mountains, only one of two places along the Atlantic seaboard where the mountains drop off into the ocean. With the painted sky as your exquisite backdrop, gaze at the magnificent mansions, historic inns and elegant yachts. Watch for porpoises, eagles and ospreys. Along the jagged rocks, look for seals and shorebirds, including guillernots, cousins to puffins.

Quench your thirst with cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks, all available for purchase during your sailing cruise.

Gather close to your loved ones as the fiery sun sets over Mount Battie and toast the end of an amazing day. Against the darkened sky, the blink of the Curtis Island Light guides us back home to Camden Harbor.

As Camden Harbor comes back into view, relax and feel the wind sweep through your hair as your memorable sailing ship cruise draws to a close.

Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Incredible experience!

We were lucky enough to be on the last sunset cruise of the season. It was an experience we won't soon forget. The views were breathtaking, the sea calm, the crew friendly and informative. If you have the chance to do this, don't hesitate!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Fantastic crew!

We had a great time on the Appledore. The fees was fantastic. They were informative and fun. They truly enjoy what they are doing. We will definitely be back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 7 October 2018
"...because, the pool is closed!" Entertaining and Fascinating!

Celebrated our Anniversary with a sunset sail aboard the Appledore II in Camden, ME. This was my second sunset sail aboard the Appledore II; I enjoyed it so much with friends earlier in the summer, that my husband and I decided to book a sail...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kim L
Reviewed 29 September 2018
Relaxing and entertaining!

We decided to take a sailboat( schooner) on Penobscot Bay in Camden ME. We booked the Appledore cruise. The crew was great. It was easy to walk about the boat. They served great appetizers and you could get a drink at an extra cost. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank walbo
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Sunset Cruise on Appledor II

A wonderful first time experience. Captain John and 2 crew mates, both named Sydney, unfurled the large sails, even enlisted my aid to help, as we moved out of Camden Harbor on calm waters. Waited on by aforementioned talented and beautiful mates, we had beverages...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Megan M
15 August 2018|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
That depends on your child. Our kids (6 & 8 at the time) were able to hoist the sails and assist the captain. It's good to do if you want an activity to calm down with during the evening.
Nick B
25 June 2018|
Response from Jason C | Property representative |
Depends on wind conditions, but typically North.
Dorothy B
5 May 2018|
Response from Jason C | Property representative |
Trips are occasionally cancelled due to conditions. This decision is at the Captain’s sole discretion, and is based on weather, sailing conditions and passenger safety.