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Angelique. Captain Mike and Lynne McHenry have more than three decades of experience on the high seas. Three- to six-day cruise options aboard the Angelique include photography workshops and meteor-watching trips. Camden Harbor, Camden, ME, 04843. 800/282–9899. www.sailangelique.com.
Heron. This schooner, which had a cameo in the movie The Rum Diary, offers lunchtime sails, wildlife-watching trips, and sunset cruises. Rockport Marine Park, Pascal Ave., Rockport, ME, 04856. 207/236–8605 or 800/599–8605. www.sailheron.com.
Mary Day. Sailing for more than 50 years, the Mary Day is the first schooner in Maine built specifically for vacation excursions. Meals are cooked on an antique wood-fired stove. Camden Harbor, Atlantic Ave., Camden, ME, 04843. 800/992–2218. www.schoonermaryday.com.
Olad. Captain Aaron Lincoln runs two-hour trips on both the Olad and a smaller sailing vessel, spotting lighthouses, coastal mansions, the occasional seal, and the red-footed puffin cousins known as guillemots. Either boat can also be chartered for longer trips. Camden Harbor, Bay View St., Camden, ME, 04843. 207/236–2323. www.maineschooners.com.