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Sail Frenchman Bay with a local captain

Sail Frenchman Bay with a local captain

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Drinks and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

My wife and I have spent most of our life in the Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park area. We are the fortunate owners and stewards of Bay Meadow Cottages, a timeless group of cottages nestled on the shores of Salisbury Cove just outside of Bar Harbor. I’m a lifelong sailor and boat builder and am interested in how people experience the world from a unique perspective – from the water. We are…
Steve And Kirsten
Steve And Kirsten
Steve And Kirsten
Steve And Kirsten

What we’ll do

An INTIMATE SAILING EXPERIENCE with a group of 2 guests maximum, or book it as PRIVATE EXPERIENCE. We’ll enjoy a view of Acadia National Park from the water, breathe the salt air, and feel the motion of the sea. Join in trimming the sails, learn a little about historical Bar Harbor and the wildlife surrounding the island or just sit back and take it all in. Feel free to bring along a light lunch…

What else you should know

Laughing Gull is smoke free.

What I’ll provide

Water
Bottled spring water provided.
Safety equipment
Life Jackets - Sun Screen (50 spf or stronger) - Throw Blankets

What to bring

Bring layers as temperature and weather can change on the water.
Your Camera!
If you desire, feel free to bring a bag lunch or snacks and drinks.
Wear water shoes, sandals, or flip flops. We will be departing from the beach which means you will likely end up with wet feet!
You are welcome to the use of our fully outfitted galley with plates, napkins, wine glasses, cutlery, cutting boards, etc.

Steve And Kirsten's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

Where you'll be

Launching from the shores of Salsbury Cove, this excursion begins with a sense of adventure as we row out to board Laughing Gull, a well appointed double ended 32' sloop designed by renowned naval architect Chuck Paine. Wind direction will determine our point of sail with Mount Desert Island and the awe-inspiring Acadia National Park as our backdrop.

Availability

Activity advisory

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 keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Given the nature of the boat, guests need to be able to board independently. The boat is not handicap accessible. Boarding will be from a dingy (not from a dock) which requires climbing a ladder on to the…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Bring layers as temperature and weather can change on the water.

More tips

Laughing Gull is smoke free.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Steve And Kirsten
Sail Frenchman Bay with a local captain
New experience
From $125/person
New experience
From $125/person