Frequently asked questions about sailing in Camden, Maine and how to get here.

about sailing on Schooner Lazy Jack II in Camden, Maine


Q: What days / times do you sail?

  We sail every day from mid-May through October for two-hour sails. Please visit our Schedule for exact times and to make a reservation.  

Q: Rates

  Our rates are $43 per person for adults.  •  Children under 12 are $33 per person.
Senior citizens (62+) are $36 per person.

Q: Private Charters

  Are you planning a wedding, family get together, a gathering for a special occasion or would just like to get a group of friends together for some fun and adventure? Reserve your own private charter on board Schooner Lazy Jack II for an afternoon or a day on the water. Book your charter.  

Q: What to wear?

  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The boat is steady but we do heel (lean over) while under sail and you may find the decks a little unsteady at times. Please wear flat shoes, those with rubber soled shoes may give you better footing, or you are welcome to go barefoot.

It may be warm on shore but it will generally be cooler out on the water. Bring a jacket or sweater and long pants if you tend to get chilly. We do have blankets on board for your comfort as well.

Please bring your camera to take the memories of your sail on Penobscot Bay home with you.

Q: How long is the trip?

  Our daysails are two hours long, starting from the time we leave the dock. Please arrive a half hour before your scheduled departure time to allow for check-in and boarding. We board 20 minutes before departure.  

Q: Do you serve food or drinks?

  We do not offer food or drinks but you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and something to drink and enjoy it on the water. Wine and beer are ok. Please bring an opener and plastic glasses.  

Q: Do you take children?

  Children are welcome on board Schooner Lazy Jack II. If they are very small please bring a life jacket for them. We do carry life jackets for every passenger but they may not fit all small children and we want to be assured they are safe.  

Q: Can I bring my pet?

  Dogs are welcome provided they are friendly, well behaved and on a leash.  

Q: How many passengers do you take?

  Lazy Jack II carries a maximum of 21 passengers and with her spacious decks and cabin tops to sit on, there is plenty of room to enjoy every impression of Penobscot Bay. She is Coast Guard inspected and certified.  

Q: Is there a bathroom?

  Yes. On a boat it is called a head. It looks just like your one at home.  

Q: Where will we go?

  We pass Curtis Island lighthouse as we sail out of Camden Harbor and leave Mt. Battie astern. As we head into Penobscot Bay we sometimes head towards Mark Island. Other times we may sail up the coast towards Lincolnville. We'll share some local history, sailing lore and plenty of good fun. The winds tell us where we'll be heading, but we'll always have you back on shore in two hours.  

Q: What will we see?

  We may see seals or porpoise. Keep an eye out for ospreys, particularly as we leave and enter the harbor - they like to nest on the channel marker there. Out towards Mark Island we may see ospreys, bald eagles, harbor seals or cormorants. Depending on the time of day we may see a lobster boat checking their traps and always other sailboats and motor vessels enjoying the bay.  

Q: What if it rains or is foggy?

  We do sail depending on the weather. If the rain is heavy or the fog limits our visibility we will stay on shore. In the event that happens we will reschedule you on the next available sail.  

Q: How do I get to Camden?

  Please check the map for directions.  

Q: Where are you located?

  We are located on the Camden Public Landing. Look for our umbrella to check in if you have a reservation or to book a trip with us. See the map for how to find us.  

Q: Where can I park?


There is free parking in the public lot next to the Camden Public Landing and on the streets nearby, however both are only two hour parking.

We recommend parking in one of the free longer term parking areas a short walk to away.
• Washington Street just past the fire station on the right.
• Atlantic Avenue just past the Camden Public Library, on the left.

See the map for locations.