8681
Maine

Explore the Coast of Maine Under Sail: Maritime and Natural History

Get to know Maine’s rugged coast and idyllic islands as you sail a classic windjammer to historic villages, pristine harbors, an uninhabited island, and see an iconic lighthouse.
Rating (4.67)
Program No. 8681RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
899
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
DAY
1
Board Angelique/Orientation/Dinner
Camden, Maine
D
Windjammer Angelique

Afternoon: You will board Angelique anytime between 3:00 & 5:00 PM. Please do not try to board before 3:00 PM. The crew members will give all drivers directions for parking your cars once you board. An orientation meeting will be held between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, providing information about the vessel, life aboard, and safety issues. This is also when you will meet the captain, crew, instructors, and other Road Scholar guests also joining us.

Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique

Evening: Program after dinner about windjamming and our cruising grounds. Then, free time to enjoy Camden and getting to know your shipmates.

DAY
2
Learn the vessel as you sail the waters of Penobscot Bay.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
B,L,D
Windjammer Angelique

Activity note: This cruise itinerary, including lectures and shore excursions, is subject to change depending on the winds, tides, weather.

Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique

Morning: Prepare to get underway, drop mooring lines, underway to outer harbor, sail setting orientation, raise and trim sails.

Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique

Afternoon: (The itinerary is subject to change depending on winds, tides, the fog, other weather.) Vessel orientation, discussion of vessel, history, rigging, wildlife identification, binocular tips. Casual talks about the lifestyle, industry, and history of modern island living. Free time to enjoy the sailing and scenery all around.

Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique

Evening: Overview of the days sail and vessel with captain and crew, questions, chart discussion. Naturalist or historian talk on a variety of topics related to the coast of Maine. Free time to read, relax, enjoy shipmates, and play board games in the messroom.

DAY
3
Sail among the islands in the bays and anchor in a new cove.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
B,L,D
Windjammer Angelique

Activity note: This cruise itinerary, including lectures and shore excursions, is subject to change depending on the winds, tides, weather.

Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique

Morning: Have a leisurely morning relaxing with coffee and set sail for more sightseeing and learning about the Maine coast from the naturalist and historian.

Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique

Afternoon: (The itinerary is subject to change depending on winds, tides, the fog, other weather.) Free time to view seals, seabirds, and lighthouses while sailing. Row ashore and take a self-guided shore excursion through a village or on walking trails in a park.

Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique

Evening: Overview of the days sail and vessel with captain and crew, questions, chart discussion. Naturalist or historian talk on a variety of topics relating to the coast of Maine. Free time to read, relax, enjoy shipmates, and play board games in the messroom.

DAY
4
Sail among the islands in the bays and anchor in a new cove.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
B,L,D
Windjammer Angelique

Activity note: This cruise itinerary, including lectures and shore excursions, is subject to change depending on the winds, tides, weather.

Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique

Morning: Have a leisurely morning relaxing with coffee and set sail for more sightseeing and learning about the Maine coast from the naturalist and historian.

Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy the scenery and sailing. Anchor in new harbor to row ashore and take a self-guided shore excursion through a village or on walking trails in a park. (The itinerary is subject to change depending on winds, tides, the fog, other weather.)

Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique

Evening: Overview of the days sail and vessel with captain and crew, questions, chart discussion. Naturalist or historian talk on a variety of topics relating to the coast of Maine. Free time to read, relax, enjoy shipmates, and play board games in the messroom.

DAY
5
Island Visit, Intertidal Zone, Lobster History & Dinner
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
B,L,D
Windjammer Angelique

Activity note: This cruise itinerary, including lectures and shore excursions, is subject to change depending on the winds, tides, weather.

Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique

Morning: Sail...Underway after breakfast and set sail for an island exploration. (The itinerary is subject to change depending on winds, tides, the fog, other weather.)

Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique

Afternoon: Drop anchor and row ashore to explore an island. Overview of the days sail and vessel with captain and crew, questions, chart discussion. Discussion of lobsters, intertidal zone, and island ecology.

Dinner: Traditional Lobster Bake - Lobster, vegetables and dip, cheese and crackers, hot dogs or veggie burgers, pasta salad, pie and smores.

Evening: Evening program, various topics including but not limited to birds, island ecology, weather, geology, etc. Free time to read, relax, enjoy shipmates, and play board games in the messroom.

DAY
6
Sail Penobscot Bay to our final anchorage of the cruise.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
B,L,D
Windjammer Angelique

Activity note: This cruise itinerary, including lectures and shore excursions, is subject to change depending on the winds, tides, weather.

Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique

Morning: Leisurely morning to enjoy coffee on deck. Perhaps a shore excursion depending on where Angelique anchored the night before. Get underway for more sightseeing and learning about the Maine coast.

Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique

Afternoon: Sail Penobscot Bay and drop anchor in our final new harbor of the cruise. Overview of the days sail and vessel with captain and crew, questions, chart discussion.

Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique

Evening: Movie Night! Film of the sea, of course. Then, time to read, relax, enjoy last night with shipmates, and play board games.

DAY
7
Departure
Camden, Maine
B

Breakfast: Breakfast aboard Angelique while underway.

Morning: Sail back to Camden, tie up Angelique at her dock. Disembark once tied to dock. Safe travels!






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