Experience hosted by Bob

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

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.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Dress in layers
Comfortable shoes
Sunblock, sunglasses and sun protection
Raincoat

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.