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Enjoy the heritage and beauty of Casco Bay aboard our 74' Maine built windjammer, Frances. Unwind and absorb as you take in Portland’s working waterfront, and the beautifully rugged islands just beyond. Sailing 3 times daily, May thru October...more
56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
+1 207-749-9169
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We had a very enjoyable 3-hour sailboat cruise. Beautiful weather and fall colors. The crew provided interesting facts and narration. Everyone was very helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very nice evening cruise learning about and partaking of different types of Pinot Noir. Also provided was an assortment of fruit and cheese, which went perfectly with the wine. The wine was served in actual wine glasses, which was great.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We were excited to take a cruise around Casco Bay on a schooner and were so disappointed. While the boat is adorable the cruise itself was ridiculous. There was no commentary and when we asked questions it was almost as if we received one word...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We had beautiful weather for a sail in the Portland harbor, but were hoping for more commentary and information about what we were seeing. Attempts to communicate with the captain, Megan, were difficult and we got the idea we were bothering her. When we did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Jdgtex
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Today we sailed with Captain Hans Vierthaler aboard the schooner ACTRESS out of Belfast, Maine. Lovingly restored and accommodating the ACTRESS is a perfect way to get out on the bay and enjoy all that midcoast Maine has to offer! A don’t miss! ❤️⚓️

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Booked and paid for a private charter on sailing vessel Frances for business clients. When we arrived found guests of the crew had been boarded before us and were going along on our "private charter". Expressed my displeasure to one of the crew who sent...More

Date of experience: September 2017
10  Thank 206aviator
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the Champagne and Oyster cruise. Erica from Wine Wise Events brought five different champagnes and they had five different types of oysters. The pours of champagne weren't skimpy and you received two nice size oysters per person. There were also plenty of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank TJHeld
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had an absolutely amazing time on this sailing tour!! Our Captain gave us a give 3 minute explanation of the boat, her mission, and what was available on the boat. It is a very modest little gem of a sailboat. The five people in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Alysha H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My family (all adults) and I all had our first sailing experience on the Frances. It was just what our family needed after spending the last six days in Boston and DC. We are from the mid-west area and greatly appreciated the calm, quiet, uncrowded...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sug833
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The boat was beautiful and exception condition. It was not crowded on the boat, which was a plus... especially compared to the two other boats that were departing at the same time from a different company that were absolutely packed. We did the sunset sail...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Arjun R
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