Windjammer Weekend and the Camden Harbor Schooners
Every labor day weekend Camden holds its annual Windjammer Weekend, but you can marvel or add sailboat cruises to your Maine vacation anytime during the sailing season.
The Largest Historic Fleet Anywhere, Camden
Camden has the largest fleet of historic wooden schooners in the world. With the schooners Grace Bailey, Mercantile (both declared National Landmarks – maybe they should have been “Sea” marks, but whatever), Mistress, the elegant Surprise, exciting Olad, Appledore, Heron, the Lazyjack II, just to name a few, Camden Harbor, especially in the summer, can look like a scene out of Pirates of the Caribbean.
You may go back in time and enjoy a cruise around Penobscot Bay for two hours or five days, if you prefer. Many of the Windward House guests are enjoying a day or two before or after their cruise, or are booked on a two hour trip aboard Surprise or Olad.
For those taking the longer trips, we always forgo any two day minimum stay requirement if they only want to stay one night before and or after their multi-day cruise aboard a Windjammer.
All of our guests who have done a cruise, even self admitted land lubbers have come back astounded by the experience, and in love with the Maine Coast.
The Schooners named above as well as many more that make their homes in other ports parade into the harbor and permit people to come aboard on Windjammer Weekend.
There are several activities and events that go on during Windjammer Weekend. The wonderful Windjammer Fleet comes in and all can tour the these historic boats. There are fireworks and music that weekend. All of the fun is 1 block from the Camden WIndward House, book now, this weekend fills quickly.