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Afternoon Sail

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Private Charter Up to 6 Passengers
Shared Charter Select the number of passengers • Per‑booking minimum: 2

Join our Afternoon Sail in Southwest Harbor Maine with Ambergris Voyages!

This summer, we’ll be sailing from our home port of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Let us show you why we love this place so much! There is no set route, we sail according to the wind and your interests.

Departing from Southwest Harbor, we’ll sail out into the Great Harbor, a body of water protected from the oceans’ swells by Bear Island, Sutton Island and the Cranberry Islands. Bear Island is the home to Bear Island lighthouse and Sutton Island is home to several summer cottages. They are both private islands.

The Cranberry Islands both have year round communities, and a walk around them is a great insight into small island living. Cranberry Island is also home to the famed Islesford Dock Restaurant, with its amazing views of Mount Desert Island.

Dividing Mount Desert Island in two is Somes Sounds, the only fjord in the continental United States. (There is some debate about that, but ask any local, and they will tell you Somes Sound is a true Fjord!) Depending on the wind, we may sail up the sound, passing by sheer cliffs dropping into the sea.

There are two ways to sail out of the Great Harbor – the Eastern Way and the Western Way. Sailing out the Eastern way, we’ll pass by Bear Island lighthouse and the seaside mansions of Northeast Harbor. Bunker’s Ledge is always a great place to spot harbor seals warming themselves out on the rocks.

The Western Way will take us past Great Cranberry Island. Sailing around the southwest side of Mount Desert Island, we continue out to the open sea and past the scenic cobblestone coastline known as Seawall.

What to bring

Warm clothes, sunscreen, camera, and anything you’d like to eat or drink