Classic Maine Windjammer Cruises & Other Water Fun

If you’re looking for a quintessential Maine adventure, Camden offers an array of exciting water activities. Windjammer cruises provide two main options for Camden Maine Boat Tours: a 2-3 hour day sail or an immersive 3-6 day seafaring vacation, with vessels like the Schooner Lazy Jack, The Olad, and Appledore departing frequently. For longer journeys, ships such as the Angelique and Mary Day promise unforgettable multi-day voyages. Besides sailing, nearby Megunticook Lake and Lincolnville Beach are ideal for swimming, kayaking, and picnicking in serene settings. Camden also boasts unique experiences like lobster cruises, puffin and whale watching excursions, and scenic tours of Penobscot Bay, offering diverse ways to enjoy the stunning Maine coastline.

Windjammer Cruises

If you want to experience a classic Maine Windjammer adventure, you have two options: a 2-3 hour day sail, or a 3-6 day seafaring vacation, which you will have to book weeks, maybe even months, in advance. Here is more info on both:

Day Sails (these usually go out four times a day, with many sunset cruise options. The Heron leaves from nearby Rockport Harbor, the others from Camden):

3-6 Day Cruises:

Water, Water Everywhere

  • Nearby Megunticook Lake is a perfect spot to picnic, kayak, or swim in crystal clear waters – and if you don’t go on a hot midsummer weekend, there will be no typical summer crowds.
  • Lincolnville Beach is a popular place to swim or launch a sea kayak. The half mile section of beach descends gradually to the bay. There is a parking area, but no facilities. Adjacent and across the road you will find Lincolnville’s charming restaurants, shops and galleries.
  • Camden Maine Kayak trips offer a scenic way to view Penobscot Bay, Maine’s aquatic environment and wildlife.
  • Lobster Cruises will take you on a traditional working lobster boat to see lobsters and other sea creatures in their natural setting. Most of these cruises also function as informative Lobster 101 courses, only without quizzes or a final exam!
  • Puffin & Whale Watching Excursions leave daily out of Rockland, Boothbay, New Harbor, and Bar Harbor for the open waters. You will get unique views of marine wildlife, the rocky coast of Maine and our lighthouses.
  • Tour Penobscot Bay on the Betselma, a Scallop Dragger. One and two hour excursions highlight various islands, lighthouses and turn-of-the-century summer cottages.
  • Swimming! Check out our swim blog posts for some ideas.

What Our Guests Are Saying:

“We stayed one night. Our room was clean, comfortable and convenient with a TV., fridge, two windows, balcony entrance. It was perfect for us, and the home made breakfast options were wonderful. Everyone was friendly and quick to suggest restaurants and things to do during our stay in Camden. Would choose the Towne Motel on our next visit to the area” Rhonda L

“The owner was just wonderful, home baked goods for breakfast, thank you for the chat about the history of the house! I loved our room! We had a king room. I wish I had taken a picture when we arrived. It was so nice! The mattress and the pillows also were great! I slept great here and that says a lot 😀” Bren R

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