Join us aboard the Schooner Lewis R. French and set sail for a truly amazing sailing vacation. Our Windjammer cruises combine the beautiful coast of Maine with tremendous sailing aboard an historic tallship....not to mention the homemade cuisine and all-you-can-eat-lobster!
From Memorial Day through mid-October, we sail from Camden Harbor along Maine’s pristine coast, sharing the Lewis R. French with only 21 guests on each trip. Spend your days relaxing on deck, steering the ship, and enjoying the company of your shipmates. Unplug from daily life, tune into the sounds of the bay, and enjoy the escape of sailing a historic Maine schooner.
Launched in April 1871, the French is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest commercial sailing vessel in the U.S. She has been comfortably refitted with both single and double cabins, modern navigation equipment, and a full galley where our professional crew prepares delicious homemade meals, desserts and hors d'oeuvres all day long.
We look forward to sharing the Lewis R. French with you!
Capts Garth Wells and Jenny Tobin
The French in The Press
"On a Maine Windjammer, feasts of food, scenery, and conversation" – Washington Post
"Seabirds by Sail" – Birdwatching Daily
"Sailing along Maine coast on schooner Lewis R. French" – Providence Journal
“The entire experience is simply, beautifully good.” – FromAway.com
“Sailing on the French was the experience of a lifetime.”
– Yelp Reviewer