Experience hosted by Bob

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will board from the dock and tour the boat, briefly discuss safe sailing practices and answer any questions.

We will sail on the Saco River into Saco Bay. Delight in the stories your captain and crew will share of the 8 fascinating islands of Saco Bay, the rich history of the Saco River and see the longest beach in Maine from the water.

Disembark onto a dingy and travel to Wood Island. Hike the ½ mile wooden boardwalk from the boathouse to the lighthouse, as a lighthouse keeper would have done. Ascend the 60 circular stairs of the lighthouse tower to the lantern room with its fabulous panoramic view, on a clear day you will see the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Experience the two story restored Light Keepers House with all its treasures and carefully researched period details.

We will keep on the look out for marine wildlife after we leave Wood Island. We have seen seals, porpoises, sharks and even whales. We will return to the same dock on which you boarded.
We will board from the dock and tour the boat, briefly discuss safe sailing practices and answer any questions.

We will sail on the Saco River into Saco Bay. Delight in the stories your captain and crew will share of the 8 fascinating islands of Saco Bay, the rich history of the Saco River and see the longest beach in Maine from the water.

Disembark onto a dingy and travel to Wood Island. Hike the ½ mile wooden boardwalk…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Life Jackets

Meet your Host, Bob

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • Identity verified
We offer coastal Maine sailing excursions on the Saco Bay & River. Abby & Bob are lifelong sailors and are both U.S. Coast Guard 50-tons Master's License Captains. We have owned and sailed our 42’ sloop Mistress since 2014. We consider it our calling and deep joy to be able to share our boat and sailing experiences with all who come aboard.

We have been Wood Island lighthouse tour guides for three years. We love sharing the history and stories of this spectacular Light Station.

Come see the long sandy beach of Old Orchard and the 8 fascinating islands of Saco Bay. Discover hidden natural secrets of the Saco River. Sailing is a great way to reconnect to nature’s healing peace found in the winds, water and waves. Great for families looking to make meaningful memories.
We offer coastal Maine sailing excursions on the Saco Bay & River. Abby & Bob are lifelong sailors and are both U.S. Coast Guard 50-tons Master's License Captains. We have owned and sailed our 42’ sloop Mistress since 2014. We consider it our calling and deep joy to be able to share our boat and sailing experiences with all who come aboard.

We have been Wood Island lighthouse tour guides for three years. We love sharing the history and stories of this spectacular Light Station.…
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Where you'll be

On board the 42' sailing sloop Mistress you will explore Saco Bay and see the hidden secrets of Saco River. We will explore Saco Bay with its 8 fascinating islands. We will enjoy the charm of Wood Island Lighthouse. We will delight in the beauty and fun of Old Orchard Beach and the New England charm of Biddeford Pool.

Activity advisory

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We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, experts in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Dress in layers

Comfortable shoes