Sail Acadia National Park

Aboard a traditional Friendship Sloop... Maine's original lobster boat!


Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters offers a unique sailing experience aboard a Friendship Sloop- the original lobster boat!  These sail powered vessels were built in Maine in the late 1800’s as working lobster boats and have remained popular because of their beauty and seaworthy nature.  The Alice E. was built in 1899 and remains as the oldest working Friendship sloop today.

While visiting Bar Harbor, escape the crowds and enjoy the Quietside of Acadia National Park.  We offer private charters and shared sails in some of the world’s best sailing grounds.  Cruises depart from Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor, just 15 – 20 minutes from Bar Harbor.