Schooner Stephen Taber

experience legendary maine

Welcome Aboard


Step aboard a piece of history

Offering three- to six-night cruises from late May through October, we invite you to discover the magnificent coast of Maine aboard a nearly 150-year-old schooner, the Stephen Taber.

Join us for an all-inclusive, intimate experience unlike any other – superb sailing, striking scenery, diverting activities aboard and ashore, and an elevated culinary experience.


Aboard the Taber


Don’t be surprised if you spend most of your time mesmerized by the waves and magnificent scenery breezing by.

Daylight hours are spent sailing among untouched islands and exploring ashore, evenings are filled with easy camaraderie and hearty dinners, and quiet nights are free from the sound of traffic.

This is life aboard the Stephen Taber in a nutshell.


We love this vessel, and we want you to become fond of her too. Once you settle in and start exploring your temporary home, you’ll quickly become aware of the special care and attention we give to your surroundings.

Food + Wine

Dining aboard the Taber is like eating in the relaxed company of welcoming friends at your favorite bistro. With our elevated fare, we delight in sourcing food locally, all while holding true to the robust flavors that attract foodies to Maine.

Your Hosts

Captain Noah and Jane Barnes are always thrilled to welcome new guests into the Taber family and reunite with familiar faces. A trip aboard the Taber is a unique chance to experience their personal, heartfelt approach to hospitality.


Picture Yourself

Thank you for a wonderful vacation. You all made us realize what we really need. Good friends, great food and a sense of humor.
— Linda and Jim, Manchester, CT
What an honor it was to be on this beautiful sailing vessel... This was living a Bucket List moment!
— from Lakewood, CO

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Picture Yourself

Visit our TripAdvisor page to read what others are saying.

Visit our TripAdvisor page to read what others are saying.

Everything I read about the Taber promised excitement, adventure, and great food. After spending four days aboard, I find these boasts modest, at best. The experience exceeded all expectations.
— Mike from N.H.

Rockland, Maine, U.S.A.