The Sarah Mead to sail daily from inn's dock

 

The Friendship sloop Sarah MeadNo vacation on the Maine coast is complete without spending some time on the water, and now Spruce Point Inn guests will be able to embark on a unique sailing experience from our dock.

Inn guests will be able to reserve cruises aboard the Sarah Mead, a 35-foot, restored Friendship sloop operated by Sail Muscongus, beginning June 1. The Sarah Mead is the Maine coast's only wooden sailing lobster boat.

The sloop, which can carry up to six passengers, will give morning cruises ($30 a person, 9 a.m. to noon), island tours ($40 a person, 1 to 4 p.m.) and sunset cruises ($50 a person, 5 p.m. to sunset) most days beginning June 1. The short cruises will tour Boothbay Harbor, and the captains will be happy to take passengers to see lighthouses, islands, seals or seagulls. There's no set course.

Captains of the Sarah MeadThe sloop is also available for special lobster cruises ($75 a person) and private half-day ($500 flat rate) and full-day ($700 flat rate) cruises.

If you're planning to take a cruise, make sure to dress in layers and bring sunscreen. Temperatures at sea can vary from temperatures on land.

Passengers can purchase light provisions for their trips at the inn's gift shop, or you can enjoy a light lunch before or after your trip at the Oceanside Pool Deck. You can even purchase a boxed lunch or order a gourmet picnic basket with 24 hours notice at the front desk.

Reservations for a cruise aboard the Friendship sloop Sarah Mead can be made by calling 207-380-5460 or e-mailing sail@sprucepointinn.com

We’re excited and pleased to offer our guests this convenient opportunity to experience a Maine vacation at its best!