Camden Sunset Sail
A romantic sunset schooner sail is the perfect ending to a Downeast day. Relax aboard the Appledore II and watch the sun silhouette the mountains from the harbor.
June to Mid-September Daily Sunset Sail
5:00PM or Later
Summer departures may be as late as 6:30PM.
Mid-September and October Daily Sail
4:00PM or Later
Fall departures may be as late as 5:00PM.
11 & Under:
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Sunset Sails Include:
- A chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres.
- Cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase.
- Blankets provided for your comfort.
18 Bayview Landing
Behind the restaurant and hotel on the Public Landing
Please confirm the exact departure time for the date of your sunset sail. Departure times vary with the length of the day. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure. Please bring a government issued I.D. for proof of age if you plan on purchasing drinks.
Maine sunsets are best appreciated from the water...
aboard the romantic Appledore II. This tall ship is limited to 49 passengers for an intimate sailing experience. She is a modern windjammer with luxurious accommodations and plenty of seating. The wide decks allow you to walk around with ease and take in all the views.
The Appledore II was hand-built in 1978 at the Gamage Shipyard in Maine in the finest shipbuilding tradition. She proved her seaworthiness by circumnavigating the globe. She continues to sail a 2,000 mile ocean voyage twice a year between her summer home of Camden, Maine and winter home of tropical Key West, Florida.
Camden, Maine is a quintessential New England coastal town, dating back to 1768. Your sunset sailing cruise departs from Bayview Landing, at the heart of Camden Harbor. Mariners consider Camden Harbor one of the most beautiful harbors in New England, framed by the mountains greeting the sea. Feel the sense of adventure as the crew hoists the sails. Participate in this age-old tradition by joining in and help raise the sails. Take a turn at the wheel and feel the exhilaration of captaining a traditional wooden ship.
Your Downeast Maine boat tour takes you past Curtis Island Light, helping navigate seafarers since 1836, and into Penobscot Bay. As we sail along the rugged coastline, take in the majestic mountains, only one of two places along the Atlantic seaboard where the mountains drop off into the ocean. With the painted sky as your exquisite backdrop, gaze at the magnificent mansions, historic inns and elegant yachts. Watch for porpoises, eagles and ospreys. Along the jagged rocks, look for seals and shorebirds, including guillernots, cousins to puffins.
Quench your thirst with cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks, all available for purchase during your sailing cruise.
Gather close to your loved ones as the fiery sun sets over Mount Battie and toast the end of an amazing day. Against the darkened sky, the blink of the Curtis Island Light guides us back home to Camden Harbor.