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We offer private and shared sailing trips aboard our two Friendship Sloops, the Alice E. and Helen Brooks, as well as outings and nature tours on our wooden lobster boat, the Elizabeth T. Escape the crowds of Bar Harbor and view Acadia National Park...more
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11 Apple Ln, Dysart's Great Harbor Marina, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4424
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

An awesome experience we can't recommend more highly. Not only was it a fantastic sailing experience, the crew were informative about the area, history, wildlife and the things we were seeing along the way. The crew was great, the boat charming and historic. The best...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 971reeds
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Actually, whenever we are in Southwest Harbour, Sail Acadia is a highlight of our trip. Super boat, super guy, super experience - very very super!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank W_Mueller
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

The friendship sloop was small and quaint. I helped hoist the main sail and my daughter reluctantly steered for a while. This was my first time sailing. The route allowed us to see beautiful places and other boats in the area. It was relaxing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RossJ517
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We were six women, all friends for years, and we had the best time with Mike and Kelly! The sail was smooth and the sunset gorgeous, so relaxing. Mike and Kelly told us stories and history of Bar Harbor and surrounding islands. A couple of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank koblein
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Captain Mike and his lovely wife Kelly were delightful! I enjoyed the history lesson and Who’s Who of Northeat/Southwest Harbors!! The afternoon was soothing and just what I needed for the soul!! I highly recommend sailing on the Helen Brooks with Captain Mike and Kelly!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AJ P
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We had a fantastic time on a morning sail with Captain Karl. We were on the oldest Friendship Sloop and the weather was outstanding. We had a small picnic snack and sailed all around the harbor. Captain Karl allows folks to assist as they feel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This was one the best experiences Ive ever had. We had Captain Stu. What wonderful young man. He was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable about the area. He made the trip even better then we could have imagined. It was a beautiful day for sailing....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Wonderful outing on the Elizabeth T lobster boat. Great captain and crew who were very knowledgable. Getting to see the Somes Sound, light house and Cranberry Islands from the water was a treat. I was skeptical about pulling in a lobster trap (touristy?) but it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Terrific young captain, not too far out of the Maine Maritime Academy and very knowledgeable. 3 couples and the captain, all had a chance to steer if they wanted to. Very easy sailing, incredibly relaxing, you can bring wine or beer if you want, they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nelson S
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We loved sailing with Captain Mike and his wife, first mate Kelly, on the Helen Brooks out of Northeast Harbor! The views are amazing and Mike is very knowledgeable of sailing and the islands history. He is a wonderful story teller. Kelly is also so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TravPa
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Sail A | Property representative |
I’m sorry I did not see this message sooner. The weather dictates the roughness of the sailing experience. We can not control the wind but we can make our sails smaller and keep the boat safe. We operate in protected waters... More
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dorolee23
May 11, 2016|
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Response from Fonda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to make a reservation. I think had called them using the number at the bottom of the Sail Acadia website, but their email address is also listed there..
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JanetgKippax
June 24, 2015|
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Hi and thank you for your inquiry, We pride ourselves on being a small, intimate operation where we can get to know our guests by name. We only take out a maximum of 6 passengers per boat. If you had a larger party, we... More
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