Sail with Captain John Foss and the crew of the Schooner American Eagle for a truly excellent vacation and a great experience. Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely cruise along the coast of Maine. Sail where the wind blows and leave the world behind.
The American Eagle sails on cruises of varying lengths, from two to nine days. During the 2011 season we enjoyed exploring the offshore islands from Casco Bay to the coastline past Mt. Desert on an 8-night voyage. In 2012, the American Eagle, the only windjammer in the fleet certified to do international voyages, visited the beautiful coastline of New Brunswick, Canada. Our annual trip to Gloucester Massachusetts to participate in the Mayor’s Cup Race over Labor Day is a favorite, too.
We have two long trips planned for 2015. In June we head out on an eight-day adventure to Stellwagen Bank in Massachusetts Bay to observe whales as well as to visit ports not usually included on other trips. An eleven-day trip in July will find us sailing way down east to the Canadian border and back.
A special 6-night trip Photography cruise is planned for the first week of July. Adventure photographer Greg Gettens along with other award-winning photographers will be aboard to share their fascination of capturing the beauty of the Maine coast through the camera lens.
There’s always a variety of four-, five-, and six-night cruises including moonlit sails as weather permits to accommodate just about any length vacation.
Lighthouses, wildlife, and unspoiled scenery are part of every trip. Each cruise is a unique vacation: exciting sailing at a reasonable price. Half of our guests have sailed with us before, or have come on the recommendation of a friend.
If we don’t have a trip that fits your schedule, we recommend the schooner Heritage also sailing from the North End Shipyard in Rockland.
Member of the Maine Windjammer Association