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Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines

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Bar Harbor Inn Pier, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-4585
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Wish we had brought a bottle of wine but it wasn't a loss at all.

This was my third visit to Bar Harbor, second time during in the late summer. To change things up... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Natasha M
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Margaret Todd Clipper

We went out on the sunset cruise and it was not worth the time or money. The boat sailed straight... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
flexdog
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Long Beach, California
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Downeast Windjammer Cruises A morning, afternoon or sunset sail with legendary Downeast Windjammer Cruises is fun for the whole family. Each offers a leisurely sail among the island of Frenchman Bay aboard one of two historic schooners: the twin-masted *Bailey Louise Todd* and the 151-foot *Margaret Todd*, the first four-masted schooner to work New England waters in over half a century. Guests can view Acadia National Park from the sea, watch lobster men hauling their traps, see the bay's abundant wildlife, have a picnic, or just relax on the spacious decks of these historic sailing vessels. There are three trips daily, each approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long. All cruises are dog friendly. For a different adventure take a ride on one of our ferries from Bar Harbor to the other side of Acadia National Park to Schoodic.
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Bar Harbor Inn Pier, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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+1 207-288-4585
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This was my third visit to Bar Harbor, second time during in the late summer. To change things up, I decided to go out on the water on a schooner. I brought a friend who had never been to Bar Harbor, so it was decided...More

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We went out on the sunset cruise and it was not worth the time or money. The boat sailed straight out for about a mile and a half, made a u turn and went straight back to dock. Everything we saw we could see from...More

Thank flexdog
Reviewed 3 October 2017

organized company, friendly staff. Fog cancelled the morning sail but they rescheduled for later in the day and we were happy they did. Lovely ship and any seat has a great view of the ocean and the local islands.

Thank Candy H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Four women friends took the sunset tour on the Margaret Todd schooner. We had a blast even though it was foggy. We had a bit of a sunset, which was great. The musician was pretty good and asked us to select songs. You can bring...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had a pleasant sunset sail with guitar and fiddle music provided by a strolling musician. Only one beer each or one shared bottle of wine per couple allowed, but that's probably for the best -- it's not a party boat. Enjoyed watching the raising...More

Thank MDtravel2014
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Very nice sail, but sunset sail is way over priced. Go on the cheaper, earlier in the day sails.Beautiful views of Frenchman's Bay. Bring a jacket!!!!

Thank KennyKaye
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The only good thing about this experience was the boat itself, beautiful! Crew...some were ok, but the overall feeling crew-wise was not ok at all because the ones that were unfriendly and (some very!) rude dominated. The sunset tour...ok you can not control the weather...More

Thank luckyLuuk
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wonderful, relaxing morning sail. Professional crew. Absolutely delightful!! Informative and educational.

Thank Linda v
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Bay Cruise at Bar Harbor, Maine, We enjoyed a 2-hour trip around the outer harbor with friendly crew and a National Park Service resource person/naturalist. Very relaxing and refreshing.

Thank James B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour afternoon sail on the Chrissy, a 37 foot lobster sloop. The wind was perfect and the scenery was magnificent. As an added bonus, we saw seals, porpoises and an eagle. Highly recommended!

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blabbe1
6 July 2017|
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Response from 1Downeast_Windjammer | Property representative |
Our Senior Rate is $39.00 Adult rate is $42.00 Children 6-11 are $32.00, Toddlers 2-5 are $7.00 and Infants ride for free. We are also dog-friendly. Dogs are free.
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Christopher T
11 June 2017|
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Response from 1Downeast_Windjammer | Property representative |
Hi there, Our price for adults is $39.50 for our 1 1/2 hour to 2-hour cruise. We have a senior discount also, an active & retired military discount. However, our pricing will increase on July 1, 2017, to $42 per adult.
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PossumValleyBrndr643
10 May 2017|
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Response from 1Downeast_Windjammer | Property representative |
We are a bay cruise, departing from downtown Bar Harbor. There are other boating companies that only do lighthouse cruises.
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