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Maine Sailing Adventures

56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
+1 207-749-9169
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Beautiful Boat, Relaxing Sunset Sail

The boat was beautiful and exception condition. It was not crowded on the boat, which was a plus... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Arjun R
Stamford, Connecticut
Awkward and disappointing

We should have read reviews in detail before going, as it appears what we were looking to get out... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
New York City, New York
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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. Frances is available for charter, accommodating parties of up to 42 guests. A sail aboard the Frances is an idyllic and unforgettable Maine experience; unique educational, and fun. We invite you to share in our adventure.
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4704
+1 207-749-9169

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Arjun R
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We should have read reviews in detail before going, as it appears what we were looking to get out of our trip on the Frances simply isn't what the Captain wishes to offer. Others mentioned that you don't get any information out of the trip....More

1  Thank gpd209
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We booked an oysters and white burgundy wines tasting sunset cruise with Maine Sailing Adventures. Sommelier Erica Archer was a lot of fun to listen to and took very good care of her guests. Captain Megan and her crew made the cruise very enjoyable. This...More

2  Thank stperic
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Enjoy a sailing cruise on Casco Bay aboard the sailboat Frances. This is not a "tour" in which a guide continually talks to you, rattling off facts about the surrounding area. We did not tour around the local lighthouses, but rather went calmly sailing out...More

1  Thank Denise Y
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We had a 3-day sales conference. During one of the afternoons we were aboard Maine Sailing Adventures where Captain Megan Jones took the 35 of us out to sea for a wonderful afternoon sail. We had wine, beer, snacks from Aurora Provisions during our 2-hour...More

Thank Lisa-Marie M
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Overall this was a great and affordable sail that for us, lasted about 2 hours and 10 minutes. The crew talked a bit about safety and the history of the boat before setting sail. Other than that they did not provide any commentary, but some...More

2  Thank eickyeicky
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We went with a group of 6 adults and 5 children, ages 2-8, and we all had a good time. I will say that if you are looking for a guided, informative tour, this isn't it. They basically sail you an hour out into the...More

4  Thank lucy23st
Reviewed 17 October 2013

My group of five adult, family members along with our little dog joined this early evening tour after signing up right at the booth on the dock. The tour boat was spacious, clean, and comfortable, and the tour guide and crew were friendly and welcoming....More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We went out on a cloudy night for the acoustic sunset cruise with Meg and her crew and had one of the best nights of our trip. The boat was perfect for our kids (four of them - ages 13 to 5) with plenty of...More

2  Thank Chrisitne E
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I have had the pleasure sailing aboard the Frances many times. The crew and Meg always do an excellent job at making you feel welcome and crusiing around the islands. My company uses it frequently for client or staff appreciation events.

1  Thank Clevsteamer
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