Schooner Sailing Schedule

Schooner J&E Riggin sailing out into Penobscot Bay by Rocky Coast Photography

2017 J. & E. Riggin Sailing Dates

Current Promotion(s):
– none at this time. 

Note: Payment plans are available – give Elizabeth a call  to make arrangements.

Discounts and promotions are available for new reservations only. Only one offer can be applied to your reservation. Promotions may not be combined with any other offer, discount, or charter rate. Cancellation of trip and re-booking with a new discount or promotion is prohibited.

Sailing Charters? If you are interested in scheduling a sailing charter please call the office at 1-800-869-0604 or use the “Contact Us” form at the top right.  If you don’t see a  date on the schedule that is just perfect for you, we are happy to work with you to make it happen.

Trip dates with an asterisk are available to be booked as a longer trip trip. Call the office for more details.

DateLengthTrip DescriptionPrice per Person
June 1st - 3rd3 dayShakedown Cruise$657
June 4th - 7th4 dayEarly Summer Getaway$713
June 9th - 12th4 dayMusic Cruise with Edith & Bennett$765
June 14th - 17th4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise $765
June 18th - 21st4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Bill Huntington
June 23rd - 26th4 dayEarly Summer Getaway$713
Jun 28th - Jul 1st4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $713
July 3rd - 8th6 daySchooner Race$1118
July 10th - 13th 4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise $875
July 14th - 17th 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters/Windjammer Parade $852
July 19th - 22nd4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$852
July 24th - 29th6 dayMusic/Storytelling w/Geoff Kauffman$1171
July 31 - Aug 3rd4 dayKids & Family Cruise$852
August 4th - 7th 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$852
Aug 9th - 12th4 dayCaptains Choice Cruise$852
Aug 14th - 16th3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$755
Aug 17th - 19th3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$755
Aug 21st - 24th4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$852
Aug 25th - 28th4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$852
Aug 30 - Sept 2nd4 dayCamden Windjammer Festival$852
Sept 4th - 9th6 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe$1108
Sept 11th - 16th6 dayWooden Boat Sail-in (fleet raft up)$1055
Sept 18th - 21st4 dayMaine Photography Cruise w/Ben Krebs$797
Sept 22nd - 25th4 dayMaine Quilting Cruise$797
Sept 27th - 30th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$745
October 2nd - 5th4 dayFall Color Cruise$745

The 2018 sailing schedule is now available for those planning ahead to next season or if you are looking for a charter.

Rewards & Savings for Our Loyal Passengers

You have choices when it comes to how you will spend your vacation time. We know it and appreciate that our customers choose us again… and again.

Repeaters say hi to RedOver the years, we have steadily increased the rate of our repeat business. This says—and means—a lot. First, you must enjoy the time you spend with us. Second, you must see the value in the experience we offer. Third, you’re drawn to the excitement of sailing along the coast of Maine… on a historic schooner, to boot!

The way we see it, every windjammer cruise experience is an opportunity to deepen our customer relationships and build value through relevance and real advantages to choosing us. That said, we will continue to offer our Schooner Rewards programs with discounts for early bookings.

  • Riggin Schooner Squad

Earn points to win a FREE schooner vacation. Every time you refer someone to us who books a sailing vacation, you’ll receive 100 points (you also get points for every person in their party—so a family of 5 would earn you 500 points!).  There are several other ways to earn points that you can then use for money off your trip, in our ship’s store, or for certificates to use in our area while you are in town before and/or after your windjammer cruise. Click here for a complete listing of ways to earn points and how to redeem them.

  • Early Booking Discount

When you make a reservation before February 1st of the year you want to sail there is a 5% discount given off the the listed sail price. If you’ve sailed with us before we extend a discount of 10%. Reservations must be made by the end of day February 1st of the current sailing season.

  • Minimal Deposit

When you reserve a space before the end of the current sailing season for the next year the deposit is only $100.

Book Your Trip

Click here to book your Maine sailing vacation.

Welcome Aboard Photo by Rocky Coast Photography

Things to Note:

  • While we feel every sailing cruise is special, we do offer some windjammer trips with events or with a special focus. You can find descriptions under the “Schedule” menu.
  • Keep in mind we board every trip the evening before the date listed between 5-6p.
  • To check availability or reserve your cabin please email us or give us a call at 1-800-869-0604.
  • There is a 5% discount if reserved BEFORE February 1 (of the current sailing season).
  • A deposit of $350 reserves a berth on any cruise, the balance is due 6 weeks before your sailing date.
  • Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to 6 weeks before your sailing date and receive your deposit back less a 10% handling charge. If you should cancel after the six-week mark or your final payment has been made, we will issue you a refund less a 10% handling charge only if we are able to rebook the berths we were holding for you. We highly recommend passengers purchase trip insurance, especially if you have a family or job situation, which may necessitate a last minute cancellation.

We look forward to being a part of your Maine windjammer cruise.

Heard on the Docks…

“We want to thank you for all you did to make sailing on the J&E Riggin such a memorable experience. I had looked forward to it so much for so long that I was afraid that the actual experience could not live up to the anticipation. It did!”

~ Harry & Karel S., MO



“We had the time of our lives on the trip, and couldn’t imagine being with a better ship, crew, and shipmates. We enjoyed being entertained by your singing and your jokes in the evening, and just the whole relaxed pace of the week. We appreciated the great cooking and the all-around friendliness of all the crew, a direct reflection of the two of you.”

~ John & Doug P., UT