Sail Acadia National Park

Aboard a traditional Friendship Sloop... Maine's original lobster boat!!!

Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters offers a unique sailing experience aboard a Friendship Sloop- the original lobster boat!  These sail powered vessels were built in Maine in the late 1800’s as working lobster boats and have remained popular because of their beauty and seaworthy nature.  The Alice E. was built in 1899 and remains as the oldest working Friendship sloop today.

While visiting the Bar Harbor area, escape the crowds and enjoy the Quietside of Acadia National Park.  We offer private charters and shared sails in some of the world’s best sailing grounds.  Cruises depart several times each day from Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor, just 15 – 20 minutes from Bar Harbor.

Pitch in and help handle the sails or just sit back, relax and enjoying the spectacular coastline of Acadia National Park.  No sailing experience is required.