Schooner Sailing Schedule

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

2015 J. & E. Riggin Sailing Dates

Current Promotion(s):

– There are no promotions or discounts available 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.

DateLengthTrip DescriptionPrice per Person
May 27th - 29th3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $579
May 31st - 3rd4 dayEarly Summer Getaway$659
June 5th - 8th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $659
June 9th - 12th4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Mim Bird$759
June 14th - 17th4 dayNew Moon/Stargazing$659
June 19th - 22nd 4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Bill Huntington$659
June 24th - 27th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $659
June 29th - July 4th6 daySchooner Race$1035
July 6th - 9th4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$788
July 10th - 13th 4 dayKids & Family Cruise$788
July 15th - 18th 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters/Stargazing $788
July 20th - 25th 6 dayMusic/Storytelling w/Geoff Kauffman/Summer Solstice$1035
July 27th - 30th4 dayKids & Family Cruise$788
July 31st - Aug 3rd 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$788
August 5th - 8th 4 dayCaptains Choice Cruise$788
August 10th - 15th6 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters & Star-Gazing$1035
August 10th - 12th3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters & Star-Gazing$699
August 13th - 15th3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters & Star-Gazing$699
August 17th - 20th4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$788
August 21st - 24th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$788
August 26th - 29th4 daySummer Isn't Over Yet (full moon)$788
Aug 31st - Sept 5th6 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe & Camden Windjammer Festival$977
Sept. 7th - 10th4 day Maine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$688
Sept. 12th - 17th6 dayWooden Boat Sail-in (fleet raft up)$977
Sept. 18th - 21st4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$688
Sept. 23rd - 26th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters & Star-Gazing$688
Sept. 28th - Oct. 3rd6 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$977
October 5th - 8th4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$659
October 9th - 12th4 dayFall Color Getaway$659

The 2016 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 an 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