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Day Sails • Sunset Sails • Eco-Adventures • Private Charters

Camden, ME Sailings

Camden Sails

Daily June - October

Spring, summer and autumn, experience a sightseeing sail aboard Appledore II, a legendary wooden schooner. Departing from picturesque Penobscot Bay, take in Downeast Maine’s rugged coastline with its famous lighthouses, wildlife, summer estates, islands and lobster boats.

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Schooner Appledore Key West

Key West Sails

Daily Year Round

Take a tropical Key West adventure aboard a wooden schooner on the Caribbean’s warm waters. Sailing daily year-round is the Appledore Star and in the winter, Appledore II. We offer a wide range of tours sure to please everyone in your group, including sunset sails, day cruises, half-day eco-tours and private charters.

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Historic Schooners that Honor the Isles of Shoals

Schooner Appledore II Drawing
Sailing Camden, Maine June - October
Sailing Key West November - May
Schooner Appledore Star Drawing
Sailing Key West Year-Round

Discover These Great Wooden Schooners...

Appledore II, a famous Windjammer, circumnavigated the globe on her first journey. She continues to prove her seaworthiness as she makes the twice-a-year journey between Key West and Camden for daily sailing adventures. Appledore Star is the last known “Bugeye” schooner ever built. This unique shallow draft design allows her to navigate Key West’s Backcountry with ease on daily eco-tours exploring mangrove islands.

The Appledore Schooners

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Committment to Quality

We believe in giving our passengers the highest quality tall ship cruises. As our founder, “the Commodore”, says “Life aboard a traditional ship involves a commitment to yourself, your shipmates, and your passengers. Our lifestyle is centered around an experiential opportunity that should be shared with my guests…The same holds true with regard to responsibility and trust, you get what you give.”

Ships' Log

Around the world in 1978: 40-year reunion for the ‘Appledore’ crew

It was 40 years ago on, August 22, 1978, the Schooner Appledore left Portsmith, N.H., with a crew of 18 to start a 1.5-year trip around the world. On Wednesday, August 22, despite the weather, 12 of the original crew met in Camden to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that sail with a reunion and trip around Penobscot Bay. As one person put it, "we didn't sail around the world on a sunny day." MORE...

Buy You a Drink, Sailor?

New for 2018, the Schooner Appledore top-shelf treasure chest of liquors is now available in Key West on select sails. And the best news is that they're included in the Key West adult ticket price for the Schooner Champagne Sunset Sail, Windjammer Classic Day Sail, Windjammer Classic Sunset Sail, and our brand new Bloody Mary Sail! MORE...

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Ahoy mates! Continue to live the Appledore adventure with your own Appledore shirt or hat.

Merchandise is now available online and with free domestic shipping. Makes a great birthday or holiday gift.

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Custom Private Sailing Charters

Make your special day amazing aboard a famed wooden schooner. Both the Appledore II and Appledore Star are available for your private event. We offer catering options for every budget and occasion, whether a casual barefoot wedding sunset sail, elegant corporate cocktail party or a fun family and friends day cruise.

In Camden, Maine sailboat charters are available November to May. Key West offers private charters year round.