How long are the sails?
2-hours for the public and specialty sails. Longer trips available on request.
What happens if it rains at the time of my sail?
We typically sail in a shower or light drizzle but will usually cancel the sail in a steady rain or downpour that will make the trip uncomfortable. *See cancellation/rescheduling policy.
What do I wear?
Dress as you would for walking around town then bring an extra sweater/sweatshirt and a windbreaker with you. Also useful is a baseball type cap with visor, sunglasses (polarized are best) and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera. If you’re “on the fence” about shorts versus long pants… go with the long pants.
May we bring along food and/or alcoholic beverages?
Yes, you may bring along any food, beer or wine. We have ice, bottle openers and cups on board.
Is there a bathroom aboard?
Yes, but it is very small. There are public rest rooms on or very near the piers from which our boats leave.
How many people can we bring?
The boats maximum capacity is 6 guests
Are tours handicap accessible?
Canes and walkers are fine on the boat, though a foldable walker may be best. Wheelchairs are not able to fit on the boat.
Will we see wildlife?
Expect to experience the beauty of the Maine coast, complete with lighthouses (at least two in the inner harbor), seals, seabirds and the coastline. It is very unlikely to see whales on our trips.
Do I need to be concerned about seasickness?
As we stay in the calm waters of Casco Bay, you can expect to experience SMOOTH SAILING. We do not sail in the open, unprotected ocean so seasickness is uncommon on our two-hour sails. If you are very susceptible to seasickness, taking preventative medication is at your own discretion.
Can I smoke onboard?
There is no smoking allowed at any time.
Come sail with us!
Come sail aboard the Eleanor Hawkes a traditional friendship sloop and enjoy a cruise of a lifetime.