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Schooner Sailing Schedule

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

2018 J. & E. Riggin Sailing Dates

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.

DateLengthTrip DescriptionPrice per Person
May 31st - June 2nd3 dayShakedown Cruise$690
June 3rd - 6th4 dayEarly Summer Getaway$749
June 8th - 11th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $749
June 13th - 16th4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/ Mim Bird$803
June 17th - 20th4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Bill Huntington
June 22nd - 25th4 daySummer Solstice Getaway$749
June 27th - 30th4 daySawmill Creek Fiber Events Knitting Cruise---
July 2nd - 7th6 daySchooner Race$1174
July 9th - 12th 4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$995
July 13th - 16th 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters/Windjammer Parade $895
July 18th - 21st4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$995
July 23rd - 28th6 dayMusic/Storytelling w/Geoff Kauffman$1230
July 30 - Aug 2nd4 dayLobster Love$895
Aug 3rd - 6th 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$895
Aug 8th - 11th4 dayCaptains Choice Cruise$895
Aug 13th - 16th4 dayKids and Family$895
Aug 17th - 18th2 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$793
Aug 20th - 23rd4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$995
Aug 24th - 27th4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/ Mim Bird$895
Aug 29 - Sept 1st4 dayCamden Windjammer Festival$895
Sept 3rd - 8th6 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe$1163
Sept 10th - 15th6 dayWooden Boat Sail-in (fleet raft up)$1108
Sept 17th- 20th4 dayRug Hooking Getaway (boards 9/16)---
Sept 21st - 24th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters/Autumn Equinox$767
Sept 26th - 29th4 dayMaine Quilting Cruise$817
October 1st - 4th4 dayFall Color Cruise$767

The 2019 sailing schedule is 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 and 6 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Payment plans are available.  Give us a call  to make arrangements.
  • Cancellation Policy: Due to our small size, cancellations or rescheduling of dates affect us significantly. We limit the number of guests to a maximum 24 passengers each trip to keep our guests’ experience personal and customized. As a small, family-owned and operated business, this means that every booking is important to ensure an exclusive, authentic experience and excellent service. All cancellations (no matter the reason) made 8 weeks before your arrival are eligible for a refund less a $150 cancellation fee. For cancellations made on or inside 8 weeks before your boarding date any and all payments are non-refundable unless we are able to rebook the entire space. If we are able to fill the entire space, any payments will be refunded less a $150 per person cancellation fee. If your space is not completely filled, any payments are forfeited. If you need to change your trip date and do so before your final payment is made 6 weeks before sailing, any payments made can be applied to a future visit. If the date change happens on or inside of 6 weeks there is a $150 per person change fee.
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance Recommended: Because the Schooner J. & E. Riggin serves a limited number of guests, we strongly suggest that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. If you choose not to purchase trip insurance and an unforeseen event keeps you from being able to travel to Schooner J. & E. Riggin, we will be unable to refund your deposit and/or paid balance as set forth in our cancellation policy. You may use any travel insurance company you prefer. The Schooner J. & E. Riggin recommends Allianz Travel Insurance. Their toll-free number is 1-866-884-3556  or visit www.allianztravelinsurance.com.

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