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Address: 7 Newport Dr., Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04693
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+1 207-288-4585
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Morning, Afternoon or Sunset Windjammer Cruises

on the 4 Masted Schooner...

Morning, Afternoon or Sunset Windjammer Cruises

on the 4 Masted Schooner Margaret Todd or

2 Masted Schooner Bailey Louise Todd

Join us for a sail among the islands of Frenchman Bay aboard one of our historic schooner vessels. Seasonally sailing the Margaret Todd and/or the Bailey Louise Todd. There are three trips daily, of approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  **Please note that late in season, the sunset sail is a shorter excursion. View Acadia National Park from the bay, watch lobster men hauling their traps, watch for wildlife, or just relax on our spacious decks.

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Always a good idea

Sailing on a cruise on a schooner like this is a wonderful experience. Crew is helpful and friendly and the sail is just fantastic

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
molelady
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Florence, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As someone prone to seasickness was a little leery of this experience. Thought a sail boat would be a bit rocky but the ride was as smooth as glass. Only sails around the harbor though so maybe would be different if it went out to sea.

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Sailing on a cruise on a schooner like this is a wonderful experience. Crew is helpful and friendly and the sail is just fantastic

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Thank molelady
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

They just go out for a while then turn and come back, so you could probably get the same experience on the ferry, but the sailing experience is nice

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Southampton, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

They switched us from one cruise to another. Much smaller boat and very overcrowed! Also trip was alot shorter than advertised! definitely not worth the money! Take the whale watchers cruise instead, much more information on surroundings and lobster industry!

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Madison, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Crew was professional, friendly, and fun. The ship was beautiful. Weather was perfect. It was an absolutely lovely experience.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We rode on the Margaret Todd on a sunny afternoon. The crew was great and the tie was well worth it. We didn't see much wildlife because of the time of year but we would do this again.

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Baker City, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Even on a cold, breezy, drizzly day we had an excellent voyage. Great, knowledgeable crew. Nice tour around the islands. We saw lots of wildlife in, on and above the water. Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A really relaxing way to see the Bar Harbour and surrounding islands. Windjammer was beautiful, Crew helpful and the Captain a mine of information

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DowneastWindjammer, Manager at Downeast Windjammers Cruises and Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for the Word-Class review!! We are very proud of our crew and their hard work this past season and welcome and even better season in 2017. More 

White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This tour was a lovely break from the jam packed streets of Bar Harbor. It was quiet and serene on the boat. The narration by a park ranger was an extra added feature.

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DowneastWindjammer, Manager at Downeast Windjammers Cruises and Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for the AMAZING review. For others who may read this review, please note we have a National Park Ranger on our 2pm five days a week, please call for the schedule. We would like to thank our crew, passengers and village of Bar Harbor for a GREAT season. We look forward to an even better year in 2017. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Took my wife and son on this cruise and had a great time. Awesome way to watch the sunset in Bar Harbor!

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DowneastWindjammer, Manager at Downeast Windjammers Cruises and Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for the five-star review. More 

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