Authentic Maine Sailing Adventures

Explore Secret Maine

We offer unique 3 - 6 night All-Inclusive, sailing adventures. We explore the Maine coast and its islands. These sights can only be seen from the sea. This is Secret Maine. 

The ship takes only thirty-nine guests. She is the last of her kind in the world. We set off by wind and whim; we do not have a set itinerary. Each trip is a unique vacation, rich with fine sailing, delicious food, comfy cabins and amazing scenery. 

You'll explore remote islands, small villages and renowned sailing waters. Your experience aboard this National Historic Landmark will be exceptional.
Even when we anchor, you can keep exploring in one of our small boats. We have six!
Your experience will be memorable and immersed in the history and charm of this great ship. You will remember your Maine vacation aboard VICTORY CHIMES for the rest of your life. 

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The Maine coast has a timeless and rugged beauty.


The best way to see it is from the deck of our grand, three-masted schooner. 

You have never vacationed like this before. 

Every trip is different. All the trips are wonderful. 

Sail the Coast

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Some islands are Nature Preserves; we stop and hike.


Some islands have quaint villages; we visit to stroll and shop.


Some towns have working water fronts and lighthouses; we go ashore to tour and explore.

See the Sights


Every meal is made fresh aboard. 

Every trip has a lobster feast.

Every guest is attended to; any allergies or vegan preferences, just let us know.

Enjoy the Cuisine

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  • Smooth Sailing

  • Hot Showers

  • Suites with Private Bathrooms

An Experience Not to be Missed

"The 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."

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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!

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When you're on a ship 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.

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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 into the blue of  dusk; it's magical.  

 Sea Great Music​

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Last of its kind schooner, first of its kind venue

On special dates, we feature musicians, workshops and jam sessions on board!

Experience the Music of the Wind & Sea

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Why do so many people sail with us? 

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The lobster, the mussels... the freshly made fishcakes... I could go on and on. Fresh fruits and delightful salads were served with every meal, along with home made and still warm, breads, scones, biscuits and desserts!

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There will not be a 2023 season. 

But we're going to keep having a great time until we stop in October!
So, if you've ever wanted to sail with us, NOW is the time! 

“After long and careful consideration we have come to the difficult decision that 2022 will be VICTORY CHIMES last sailing season. Upcoming Coast Guard compliance, cost and availability of materials for upcoming maintenance, the lack of ability to haul the ship in Maine and the losses of the 2020 season have all become a hill too big to climb.

We are working diligently to find a new home for the vessel. I am optimistic that there will be a way for the ship to exist and continue to tell its story in a meaningful way for generations to come.

Thus far the 2022 season has brought us some truly beautiful sailing, lovely music and wonderful people.

We invite you to come join us in celebrating the ship's life and times in the windjammer fleet as we take one last turn around the bay.”