22353
Maine

Sail the Maine Coast With Your Grandchild

Sail with your grandchild aboard a 95-foot windjammer, and drop anchor each day to explore islands, beaches and lighthouses with expert naturalists! Plus, sleep in bunks below deck!
Rating (4)
Program No. 22353RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,149 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
5 days
4 nights
11 meals
4B 3L 4D
2
Sailing, Island/Intertidal Zone Exploration, Lobster Bake, Star Gazing
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
3
Sailing, Explore a Coastal Village, Evening Activities
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
4
Sailing to Penobscot Bay and Homemade Ice Cream
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
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At a Glance

Climb aboard a 95-foot windjammer called “Angelique” with your first mate — your grandchild — and set sail along the beautiful coast of Maine! You’ll live, sleep and learn on board with your full crew of Road Scholar grandparents and kids. Did you know that there are hundreds of islands off the coast of Maine? Make figure eights around them as you sail Penobscot Bay, keeping watch for seals, porpoise and birds. Drop anchor every evening in picturesque harbors to explore the islands’ historic villages, a beaches, tide pools and lighthouses with expert naturalists!
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Hiking up to one mile over varied terrain if you choose on shore excursions. Must be able to navigate companionways on board ship, climb in/out of bunks, as well as seine boats for shore excursions.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn the basics of sailing, from hauling lines to handling sails and steering the boat, aboard the windjammer “Angelique.”
  • Row ashore to explore a deserted island and learn about lobsters’ importance to Maine; and later, enjoy a traditional lobster bake!
  • Sleep on the ship each night as you drop anchor in scenic harbors along Maine’s majestic coast, and learn how the stars help sailors navigate the sea.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 12-15. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Secret Life of Lobsters
by Trevor Corson
"A fascinating Story, blending science, politics and history...the writing is vivid."-USA Today The Secret Life of Lobsters is so full of fun and fascination that youll be almost embarrassed to think that for all these years all you ever knew about lobsters was how they taste. ... This book will make you seem a genius at your next summer lawn party. Carl Safina
A Coastal Companion: A Year in the Gulf of Maine, from Cape Cod to Canada
by Catherine Schmitt





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