Sailing is one of Maine’s favorite past times, and there is a good reason for it. The quiet of the ocean, the salty breeze, the breathtaking views make memories you will not soon forget. Come explore our Maine coastline by sailboat. Sit back and enjoy the tour in the capable hands of a captain or give it a try yourself.
Leave it to the Captain
Experience an authentic replica of a “No Man’s Land” boat, engine free with 2 big ash oars. Captain Goat Hubbard and the Cricket will take you on an hour and a half tour to enjoy views of our coast from the comfort of an open cockpit. This style boat was used from 1850 to 1920. Made of pine planks, oak frames, and copper rivets, the No Man’s Land boat was designed for coastal lobstering before inboard engines were available.
If you are looking for a quieter experience try The SIlverlining, a six-passenger vessel. Built in 1939 entirely of wood and bronze, the SIlverlining is a 42-foot Sparkman & Stephens sloop sailboat. Captain Jack purchased and restored her in 1982 and has been providing sailing trips along the southern coast of Maine ever since. The boat has graced the covers of several publications and has been used as a movie prop. A Silverlining Sailing cruise is a great way to see the southern coast of Maine! Choose from five daily tours: a morning sail, an afternoon cruise, the 4:30 to finish off the day before dinner, and a sunset sail.
If you’ve got a large crowd, you’ll want to board The Gift with Captain Steven Perkins. Twelve passengers can enjoy an hour and a half, a half a day, or a full day sailing along Maine’s coast. Chances are high you’ll see whales, dolphins, seals, and/or men hauling in their lobster traps.
Try Your Hand at Sailing
If you are the more adventurous type and are looking to try your hand at sailing, then there are a number of options for you as well.
Sail Me is a “choose your own adventure tour.” Choose from tours that range from a standard hour and a half to an extended private charter. You’ll be able to learn the ropes, set the sails, and take the wheel (or just sit and enjoy). The Reverie is designed by the world-famous John Cherubini who is known for his use of simple lines and old-world craftsmanship.
If you are an experienced sailor and bringing your own sailboat, or even a canoe or paddleboard, and wish to explore the wild islands of Maine be sure to check out Maine Island Trail Association (MITA). There is a free app available to help you find accessible islands and help the organization stay committed to the care and protection of the beautiful Main coast.
The Perfect Place to Rest
After a long day on the water and in the sun, you’ll want a comfortable place to kick back and relax. Enjoy one of Footbridge Motel’s many suites and amenities. Relax by the pool or in deck chairs right outside your room. Contact us today to book your accommodations.