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Schooner Sailing Schedule

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

2014 J. & E. Riggin Sailing Dates

Current Promotion(s):

-  Receive an early booking discount of 5-10% off next season cruises. The 2105 Maine Windjammer sailing schedule is now available!

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. Here are available 2015 sailing dates. 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 24th - 26th3 dayMemorial Day Getaway$579
May 28th - 30st3 dayNew Moon/Star-Gazing Sailing$579
June 1st - 4th4 dayEarly Summer Getaway$659
June 6th - 10th5 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Bill Huntington$818
June 12th - 21st10 daySail the Bay on a 10-day$1628
June 23rd - 25th3 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Mim Bird$579
June 26th - 28th 3 dayNew Moon/Star-Gazing Cruise $579
June 30th - July 5th6 dayMaine Schooner Race $1035
July 7th - 10th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $788
July 11th - 14th4 dayWindjammer Parade$788
July 16th - 19th 4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Bill Huntington$788
July 20th - 23rd4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters/ 7-day package option $788
July 24th - 26th 3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters/ 7-day package option $699
July 28th - 31st 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$788
August 1st - 4th4 dayDog Days of Summer/Kids & Family Cruise $788
August 6th - 9th 4 dayCaptains Choice Cruise$788
August 11th - 16th 6 dayMusic/Sea History/Storytelling w/Geoff Kauffman$1035
August 18th - 21st4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$788
August 22nd - 25th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$788
August 27th - 30th4 daySummer Isn't Over Yet - Camden Windjammer Festival$788
Sept. 1st - 6th6 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe$977
Sept. 8th - 11th4 dayWooden Boat Week (fleet raft up)$688
Sept. 12th - 15th4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$688
Sept. 17th - 20th4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$688
Sept. 22nd - 27th6 dayFall Photography Cruise$977
Sept. 29th - Oct 2nd4 dayFall Color Getaway$659

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