Specialty Cruises

  1. Sailing By by Rocky Coast Photography

    Maine Lighthouses & Lobsters

    Classic images that may come to mind when you think of the Maine coast might include the rugged coastline, rocky beaches, and Maine Windjammers, lighthouses and lobsters. We have taken three of these iconic ideas and combined them into a unique vacation experience.

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  2. Maine Knitting Cruises

    Fun and crafty knitting cruises in 2020! Knitters of all levels join us for special knitting getaways.  Spouses and non-knitters are welcome too!  Don’t be shy.  Our instructors Mim Bird, Bill Huntington, and Maggie Radcliffe have been teaching with us for years and these popular knitting retreats fill up fast! Knitting Getaways with Mim Bird […]

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  3. Sawmill Creek Fiber Events Knitting Cruise

      This year, Sawmill Creek Fiber Events will host two knitting cruises aboard the Schooner J. & E. Riggin! Join the June 19th – 22nd or September 21st – 24th 2020 trip with guest instructor and well-known designer, Casapinka. Check out their website for all the fun details and register at Sawmill Creek Fiber Events.

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  4. Photo by John Ewing

    Schooner Race

    We will join the rest of the Maine Windjammer fleet in a race across the bay one day of this 6-day cruise. The night before the race we will raft up with the rest of the schooner. We’ll also look forward to celebrating Independence day with you.

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  5. baking sourdough bread photo: Ben Krebs

    Maine Food Cruise – Cooking with Annie

    Maine Culinary Vacations – Since 2006 If you love to cook, love to travel, love to sail… this is the culinary getaway you’ve been looking for.   Cooking with the Annie & Annie For one exclusive trip in 2020 we are cooking the books (the cookbooks, that is.) on a special “Cooking with Annie & Annie Cruise”! Annie […]

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  6. Geoff Kauffman

    Music and Storytelling with Geoff Kaufman

     Acoustic Music … with a pinch of salt  Sea Shanties and Stories with Geoff Kaufman  For the past thirty years, Geoff Kaufman has been leading audiences to find truth, humor, and beauty in folk music. Geoff has entertained and touched audiences near and far singing songs of the sea, songs of the earth, songs of […]

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  7. Kids & Family Cruise

      Taking a vacation together is one of the most memorable ways to spend time together as a family; whether it’s just parents and children or a multigenerational adventure. The Schooner J. & E. Riggin Kids & Family cruises offer something truly magical – a place where time stops and enchantment begins.   Aboard this […]

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  8. Photo by Elizabeth Miller

    Rug Hooking Cruise

      Get hooked at sea!  Come sail away on this rug-hooking getaway, hosted by 207 Creatives, a collaborative group of esteemed rug hookers who joined forces to create this one-of-a-kind rug hooking retreat off the Coast of Maine.   Join author and fibre artist Meryl Cook for this four day journey aboard the Get Hooked at Sea […]

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  9. Gawler Family Band

    Music & Dance Cruise

    Music and Dancing with Edith & Bennett and The Gawler Family Band This 4-day/4-night adventure will be full of music and dancing!  Joining your trip will be Edith & Bennett who will sing and share stories as you sail along the Maine Coast. Each night we will anchor in a harbor and join the Gawler […]

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  10. Plein Air Painting & Arts with Susan Nicholas Gephart

    Instructor, Susan Nicholas Gephart is a seasoned plein air and studio painter skilled in all mediums. During your Windjammer Art Adventure, Susan will guide and support you in your personal expression, in the medium of your choice. From beginner to experienced painters and non-painting partners, all are welcome on this niche tour destination. (Some art […]

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  11. Maine Windjammer Parade & Photography Cruise

    A picture is worth a thousand words and photography is the universal language. It’s also a lot of fun! Join this year’s photography cruise, which coincides with the famous Maine Windjammer Parade, led by local, husband and wife photographers, Sean and Tracy Sheppard. The Sheppard’s will help you improve your photography skills whether a phone […]

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