1. Experience Maine on 65ft Classic Schooner Yacht "Heron"

Experience Maine on 65ft Classic Schooner Yacht "Heron"

Enjoy Rockport, Maine by Boat! Charter the 65ft "Heron" Sailing Schooner for up to 30 passengers. Rates as low as $450 per hour (3 hours minimum). Rates: • 3 Hours: $1,350 ($450 per hour) What You Can Expect: "Heron", a 65' classic John G Alden Schooner yacht built in 2003 in Maine. Available for private day sails for up to 30 passengers. Think about us for your next group event, family reunion, anniversary, birthday, wedding or corporate meeting in the Camden, Rockport or Rockland area. Offering daily Island Sail with Lunch, Eco-Wildlife Tour and Sunset Dinner Sails mid-June - September. For a true Maine experience. See the stunning coastline of Camden, Rockport and Rockland region of mid-coast Maine. The only way to really see the Coast of Maine is from the water. Special events throughout the summer include Windjammer Parade of Sails, Great Schooner Race, July 4 Fireworks Sail and Camden Windjammer Weekend with Parade of Sail and Fireworks Sail. What to Expect Onboard: The Schooner "Heron" sailing charters are offered from Bequia or Union Island in the winter months and day sailing excursions in Rockport – Camen area of Maine in the summer months. Heron is a famous, proven 65′ John Alden design that’s fast and comfortable with round the world capabilities. It is one of the most famous classic yachts of all time. Heron is family built, owned and operated by the owners of Camden, Maine. She was built in 18 months to the 1928 plans of the famous yacht designer John G Alden. See the May/June 2004 WoodenBoat article of Schooner Heron’s construction. The Schooner Heron is featured as “Sanderson’s Yacht” in the Johnny Depp film “The Rum Diary” based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson. The winter season finds Schooner Heron in the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Sail with us on a week long adventure vacation among the islands of the Grenadines. Join her in Bequia or Union Island for an amazing island sailing experience. White sandy beaches, colorful coral reefs, trade-wind sailing and delicious Caribbean food are only a few of the treasures you will find on a cruise on the Heron. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
Capacity
30 guests
Sailing
Schooner
NB

Owner:Nigel Bonnie

For the curious, my husband and I physically built Schooner Heron over 3 Maine winters and launched her in 2003. Since then, we and our 2 daughters have sailed over 100,000 miles on Heron between Maine and the Grenadines. In 2009 Heron starred as Sanderson's Yacht in the Johnny Depp film "Rum Diary", based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson. Beautiful shots of the boat in that film. (Our loyal boating friends say it was the best part of the movie.) We would love to have you experience sailing Heron first hand with a charter in the Grenadines or in Maine. Nigel (Twig) and Bonnie are 100 ton USCG licensed captains, having sailed extensively in the Gulf of Maine, trans-Atlantic and the Caribbean, sailing skiffs, schooners and square riggers. They have been doing tours from Rockport Harbor for more than 24 years and doing charters in the Caribbean the last 13 years.

Features & Details

Length
65ft
Year
2003
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Wheel steering
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Dodger
  • Head
  • Furling Headsail

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 7 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

Heron is available for private charter with captain and crew provided. Max passengers 30

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