We want to share with you the rugged beauty of Maine's rocky coast and offer unique 3 - 6 day Maine sailing vacations, rich with delicious food and good company.
With Maine's remote islands, small villages and renowned sailing waters, your sailing experience aboard the national historic landmark Schooner VICTORY CHIMES will be exceptional.
Even when we anchor, you can keep exploring in one of our small boats we bring with us.
This three-masted schooner is the last of its kind sailing, in the world. Your experience will be singular, memorable and immersed in the history and authentic charm of this great ship.
For 2020, Lonely Planet named Maine one of its Top Five Best in Travel destinations.
Of Lonely Planet's Top Five, Maine is the only one in the U.S. & the only one you can drive to!
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"We boarded the boat for a four day cruise around the islands near Rockland, ME; Nothing could have been better. The 118 year old boat was immaculate, the food was incredible, and the crew were great. We've sailed around Maine before, but this experience was the best ever."
Victory Chimes is a regal, true piece of history. She's designated as a historical landmark and plies Maine's bays with stately grace and a cheery presence.
With 6'7" ceilings, refined bedding, hot showers and provided accoutrements, you will feel right at home while being transported away.
Victory Chimes is the largest passenger sailing vessel under the USA flag, yet she accommodates just 40 guests. This means you won't be stored like cargo, but pampered like houseguests.
We love her, and you will too!
As an evening punctuation to the day's adventure, we often feature live acoustic music. We call it Sea Great Music.
Sailing and song have gone together since crews hauled ropes in rhythm and sang to pace their work.
Like the 'Chimes herself, all the music is without power.
Each night of these cruises, after dinner, in the afterglow of sunset, we get to hear the pure sounds of voice and instrument, as elemental as wind and sail.
Imagine hearing wonderful acoustic music while we're anchored in a secluded Maine cove as the evening sky blushes through its deepening rainbow; it's magical.
When you're on a boat for days, you better have good food - and we do!
Good food makes every day aboard into a lasting memory.
Remember that family style
lobster dinner? You will. And those pancakes, plumped with Maine Blueberries? You don't want to miss them.
We provide impressive meals, snacks, desserts and spoiling equal to the passing beauty of Maine's renowned coast.
With food so good, and a boat so charming, you will feel quite spoiled as we experience the Maine coast.
The elemental nature of daily life aboard Victory Chimes is wonderfully ripe with beauty and light, scenery and socializing, quiet time and excitement.
You'll lounge on deck, sightsee without getting up, read, snack, nap, socialize and chill deeply.
Sunrises are often magical, with coves draped in mist gilded by the day's first light, and sunsets are often stunning and emotional.
Victory Chimes is large enough to always have your privacy and cozy enough to have everything right nearby. Your cruise will be memorable and relaxing.
Experience the Music of the Wind and Sea
And Guitar, fiddle, drums...heck, maybe a tuba.
On special dates, we feature musicians, workshops and jam sessions on board!
Explore Secret Maine
Come experience all the thrill and romance of this authentic, historic schooner. She is the only original three-masted schooner in the famed Maine Windjammer fleet, and is the last of her generation, a noble reminder of the Age of Sail.
She is the largest passenger sailing vessel under the USA flag, yet she accommodates just 40 guests, so you won't be stored like cargo, but pampered like houseguests during our 3 - 6 day Maine sailing adventures. With 6'7" ceilings, refined bedding and provided accoutrements, you will feel right at home while away on a trip with us, sailing the coast, and exploring Secret Maine.
You can even keep exploring after we anchor by taking out one of our small boats.
Sea Great Music is our Summer Concert Series. On these indicated Maine coast cruises, entertainers sail aboard for the entirety of the cruise, playing after dinner, for all those lucky enough to be aboard.
It's dessert for the soul and a special way to end the day.