It's hard to describe our cruises because with no
itinerary every trip is a new adventure. To some people the sailing is
part, to others it's the scenery. Some rave
the food, and some talk about the people they meet that quickly become
new friends. But all
agree, the easy relaxing atmosphere of being on a windjammer in Maine
it a vacation they can't forget, which may be why so many guests return
from year to year. Some have said it is just
sailing into a postcard.
Your vacation starts from the minute you walk aboard.
You can sense the power and history that an original sailing vessel
The Captain and crew welcome you, show you to
cabin, and give you an informal tour. It will be your home for the next
so they will do their best to make sure that you are comfortable.
morning there will be the excitement of getting underway, but the first
night you'll fall asleep knowing you are amongst new friends.
are done, and with guidance from the crew, you lend a hand hoisting the
sails, and help to get the schooner going. It's a day at sea spent
scenery go by, feeling the wind and sun, eating and relaxing. Seals,
porpoises, islands, and
so much to see, but you don't have to worry about making reservations
lunch or dinner.
things cooking in the galley; fresh homemade breads, soups, and
though you want to save yourself for the evening's lobster bake, when
see lunch you just can't help yourself.
You really don't want the sailing to end, but you hear
anchor drop and it's time to help take the sails down. Ah, this is the
island where you will have a lobster bake, and you are amazed at how
everyone gets ashore and how effortless it seems to cook that many
There appears to be a never-ending supply and you never imagined you'd
ever say no to yet another one.
||Through out the afternoon you enjoy the
and take lots of pictures. If you didn't bring your own, you can borrow
our binoculars to get a close-up view of a ledge covered with seals or
perhaps an eagle sitting in a treetop. There's even time to take a nap,
steer the schooner, or read a few chapters of that book that you've
trying to get to.
Enjoy a walk around the beach while the sunset
the sky overhead. You wish you could live like this forever, and you
you'd signed up for a longer cruise. The best part is that tomorrow
be another day spent sailing on the Evans!
Schooner Isaac H. Evans
Captain Brenda Thomas
PO Box 791
Rockland, ME 04841
toll free 1-877-238-1325