The Perfect Adventure for National Park Explorers

The historic schooner  Stephen Taber  is a National Historic Landmark and still sails just as she did when she was built in 1871. Photo: Craig W Caldwell

The historic schooner Stephen Taber is a National Historic Landmark and still sails just as she did when she was built in 1871. Photo: Craig W Caldwell

Whether you’re a NPS enthusiast looking to put another national park notch in your belt or an all ‘round outdoor adventurer at heart, our Acadia National Park cruise is one for your list. Neatly located within our cruising grounds here in Maine, come and experience Acadia as so few often get to – from land and sea.

It was incredible. You just appreciate the coast of Maine in a whole new way.
— Peter Chase, Acadia Cruise

Acadia Cruise, August 19–24

5 nights (Mon–Sat)
Email us or call 1-800-999-7352 for pricing.

This exclusive specialty cruise is offered in partnership with Down East Adventures.

This exclusive specialty cruise is offered in partnership with Down East Adventures.

Explore Acadia National Park and the surrounding area aboard our 1871 classic windjammer. Enjoy classic Maine food and drink by land and sea. Take a break from the water to explore historic Bar Harbor and Acadia, including stops at Thunder Hole and atop Cadillac Mountain.


 

Due to the nature of this once-a-year specialty cruise, we must close booking soon.

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Board and set sail from the dock in Rockland. This trip gets started right away with a welcome lobster bake. We’ll be anchored for the evening. The excursion begins with a traditional lobster bake aboard the Ladona and Stephen Taber.

Day 2

A day of sailing that will bring us into Bar Harbor for some sightseeing and shopping after dinner.

Day 3

We’ll take a bus tour through Acadia National Park, stopping at a number of highlights that we haven’t been able to view from the water, including Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, and more. We’ll also enjoy classic Mount Desert Island popovers at Acadia’s Jordan Pond House. Then we’ll sail to Islesford.

Day 4

Sail to Somes Sound where we’ll enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at Beal’s Lobster Pier in Southwest Harbor.

Day 5

A full day of sailing will get us about halfway back to Rockland. We’ll anchor for the night and enjoy more of the great food and drink.

Day 6

Arrive back at the dock around mid-morning. Plan some time to browse around Rockland and explore the many art and cultural venues that make it such a vibrant community.

*Itinerary subject to change.

This trip is also available during the same dates on our fully restored 1920s luxury racing schooner Ladona. Both vessels will be sailing in tandem.


Ready to book?

Email us or call 1-800-999-7352. We’ll also answer any questions you've got.