Windjammer Cruises

Passengers help hoist the sails on the Margaret Todd

Our guests volunteer to help hoist the sails on the Margaret Todd. Good times!!

1-1/2 to 2 hour Windjammer trips. (Sunset trip duration varies late in the season.)  Currently sailing the Schooner Margaret Todd and/or the Bailey Louise Todd.
3 sails daily from Bar Harbor
10:00 AM • 2:00 PM • SUNSET CRUISE
Ask about our Naturalist Cruise with an Acadia National Park Ranger.
Fun for the Whole Family!
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Sailing mid-May through mid-Oct, 2016

Sailing from the Bar Harbor Inn Pier after the completion of the new pier.
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Ranger Todd sailing on the Bailey Louise Todd afternoon sail.

Ranger Todd sailing on the Bailey Louise Todd afternoon sail.

Sails on the Schooner Margaret Todd

Sails catching the wind on the Margaret Todd, sunset sail. Photo by Kelly Mitchell

Visit our historic watercraft from a bygone era! Sailing from Bar Harbor aboard one of our schooner vessels for a spectacular 1-1/2 to 2 hour Windjammer cruise among the islands of Frenchman’s Bay. You won’t want to miss this unique Maine experience.

The Morning Sail at 10:00 AM is a 1 1/2-2-hour cruise of Frenchman Bay. Have a hand helping us hoist the sails or just relax and enjoy the ride. Bring your binoculars!

The Afternoon Sail at 2:00 p.m. is generally a livelier, more exhilarating sail among the islands of Frenchman Bay, because of the stronger afternoon sea breezes. This cruise often features an interesting narrative provided by a Park Ranger of local history, geographical points, and wildlife, as we look for bald eagles, seals and porpoises! (Ranger program schedule.)

The Sunset Sail is our most popular sail – romantic and fun! We often have live folk music, guitar, fiddle, or banjo music. Bring the whole family! Be sure to call us to confirm the time for this trip, since it changes throughout the season. **Please note that the sunset sail is a shorter trip late in the season due to the sun setting earlier. Please feel free to call for more details or, check for sunset time here.

About the Weather…

Weather in Maine is changeable-not only from day to day, but from place to place. It is not at all surprising to find quite different conditions in two coastal locations less than 20 miles apart. As Mark Twain put it,

“I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all makes everything in New England but the weather. I don’t know who makes that, but I think it must be some raw apprentices in the weather-clerk’s factory…”

Having said that, please be aware that we sail in a variety of weather conditions. This includes cloudiness, drizzle and fog. It is afterall, life on the coast of Maine.

Charter on the Bailey Louise Todd

Guests of a private charter relaxing while coming in from a sail in Frenchman Bay on the Bailey Louise Todd.

Cruises are Dog Friendly!

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Tickets and Scheduling for Windjammer Cruises
Mid-May through Mid-October 2016

  • Adult: $39.50
  • Seniors 65+: $37.00
  • Children 6-11: $29.50
  • Todders 2-5: $5.00
  • Infants under 2: free (ticket is still required).
Morning Sail Afternoon Sail Sunset Cruise- *Call ahead for departure time. Below is the approximate departure times.
10:00 a.m.  2:00 p.m. Mid May Through Aug 14th-6:30 p.m.  Aug 15th-Sept. 7th-6:00 p.m.         Sept. 8th-Sept 21nd-5:30 p.m.          Sept 22nd-Mid Oct-5:00 p.m.
*Trips available for special charters.

To purchase tickets:

  • In person: Visit our Ticket Office at 19 Cottage Street (Shard) in Bar Harbor, or our ticket booth located on the Bar Harbor Inn Pier.
  • Click here to order tickets online.
  • All tickets ordered online or by phone are available for pickup at the Bar Harbor Inn Pier ticket booth.
  • By phone: Call us at  (207) 288-4585 or (207) 546-2927                                             Call our Central Office: (207) 546-2927 for Charters and Groups
  • Click here for Parking

Historical and technical information about the Margaret Todd!