Schooner Sailing Schedule

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

2016 J. & E. Riggin Sailing Dates

Current Promotion(s):

– Turkey Coma Special – save 15% off any 2016 trip when you book between Friday, November 27th and Monday, November 30th.  

– A 5% early booking discount is available through February 1st (10% for repeat passengers)

– Group booking – reserve 4 or more people to receive a 20% discount
(1 reservation for the group)

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.

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

June 13-15, 16-19, 20-22 can be booked as a 10-day trip priced at $1675
August 15-17, 18-20 can be booked as a 6-day trip priced at $1065
September 26-28, 29-Oct 1 can be booked as a 6-day trip priced at $1005

DateLengthTrip DescriptionPrice per Person
May 28th - June 3rd6 dayShakedown Cruise$925
June 5th - 8th4 dayEarly Summer Getaway$679
June 8th - 11th4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise & Fiber Experience$779
June 13th - 15th*3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $596
June 16th - 19th*4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $679
June 20th - 22nd*3 daySummer Solstice Getaway$596
June 24th - 27th4 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Bill Huntington$679
June 29th - July 2nd4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters $679
July 4th - 9th6 daySchooner Race$1065
July 11th - 14th 4 dayKids & Family Cruise$811
July 15th - 18th 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters/Windjammer Parade $811
July 20th - 23rd4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$811
July 25th - 30th6 dayMusic/Storytelling w/Geoff Kauffman$1065
Aug 1st - Aug 4th4 dayKids & Family Cruise$811
August 5th - 8th 4 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$811
Aug 10th - 13th4 dayCaptains Choice Cruise$811
Aug 15th - 17th*3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$719
Aug 18th - 20th*3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$719
Aug 22nd - 25th4 dayMaine Food Cruise - Cooking With Annie$811
Aug 26th - 29th4 daySummer Isn't Over Yet$811
Aug 31st - Sept 3rd4 dayCamden Windjammer Festival$811
Sept 5th - 10th6 dayMaine Knitting Cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe$1005
Sept 12th - 17th6 dayWooden Boat Sail-in (fleet raft up)$1005
Sept 21st - 24th4 dayMaine Quilting Cruise$759
Sept 26th - 28th*3 dayEarly Fall Getaway

Sept 29th - Oct 1st*3 dayMaine Lighthouses & Lobsters$596
October 3rd - 6th4 dayFall Color Getaway$709

The 2017 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