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“A beautiful, relaxing sunset cruise”

Maine Sailing Adventures
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Owner description: Enjoy the heritage and beauty of Casco Bay aboard our 74' Maine built windjammer, Frances. Unwind and absorb as you take in Portland’s working waterfront, and the beautifully rugged islands just beyond. Sailing 3 times daily, May thru October. Frances is available for charter, accommodating parties of up to 42 guests. A sail aboard the Frances is an idyllic and unforgettable Maine experience; unique educational, and fun. We invite you to share in our adventure.
Reviewed August 2, 2011

We wanted to take a sailboat or schooner cruise in the Portland harbor. Maine Sailing Adventures is located right next to the Portland Schooner Company so we checked out both companies. PSC was $5 cheaper and allowed for the carry-on of drinks and food, but they did not have sunset cruise availability. We opted for the MSA option of a sunset cruise because they did have availability and also had an on-ship bar so we did not have to worry about carrying anything with us as we toured the city.

The cruise itself was relaxing and enjoyable. The sailboat makes its way around the Portland harbor area. It was not particulary adventurous, and we didn't see any marine mammals. However, it does provide views of three old war forts, Bug lighthouse, Spring Point lighthouse, and a distant view of the Portland Head Light. You also cruise near Peaks Island.

The return of the sailboat provided amazing sunset views of Portland. The crew was helpful in answering questions when asked, but an overall tour explanation was not provided unless asked. This probably helped contribute to the calm appreciation of the area and sail atmosphere, but if it something you are looking for in a sailboat cruise, be prepared to ask the questions you want answered as they will not be provided by the crew without the questioning.

Overall, it was a nice experience that was incredibly relaxing and provided beautiful harbor views.

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