Sail the Maine Coast on our Historic Tall Ships
In operation since 1936, MWC has given hundreds of sailors the opportunity hone their skills while navigating in one of the most beautiful and challenging areas in the world. We offer traditional sailing adventures aboard our fleet of two masted schooners Overnight trips Weekend to six days in length, for up to 29 passengers per vessel. Lunch, Dinner & Harbor tours are also scheduled.
Sailing from Camden Harbor in Mid-coast Maine
About Maine Windjammer Cruises
We are the original windjammer company. For 82 years we have been offering passengers and sailors alike the chance to step back to the golden age of tall ships, sailing among the islands of mid-coast Maine, one of the world's most challenging and beautiful cruising grounds. Follow the hundreds who have gone before you and join us as crew for our 83rd year.
The Employee Experience
Experience sailing on century-old National Landmark schooners from Camden's picturesque harbor and explore our archipelago of 1000 islands. No two days on the water are alike. It is our mission to provide guests with the most authentic windjammer sailing experience possible.
You - as crew - are an integral part of that goal as you interact with novice passengers, sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for the sea and traditional sailing.
The ideal candidate will have a commitment to the safety and comfort of our guests and a willingness to embrace the hard work and joy of sailing as they did over 100 years ago.
Room and Board
During your employment your home will be our schooners. Crew members enjoy camaraderie with our passengers as all on board work together as a team. During cruises crew members share all meals family style with guests. Great downhome cooking and plenty of Lobster!
The schooners are berthed on the Public Landing at the center of the town. The services and entertainment you will want when you are ashore are all within easy walking distance. Wi-Fi is available at the Camden Public Library conveniently located on the harbor. Tips are shared, so it's to your advantage as a crew member to work together for the smooth running of the schooner and well being of our guests. The happier our passengers are, the better your tips will be.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Camden is a small picturesque tourist town located in mid-coast Maine. When arriving by public transportation, Portland Maine or Boston's Logan Airport are the best choices. Concord Coach Lines has connecting bus service from these locations to our town. If arriving by car, we have parking facilities while you are sailing.
Most of your time will be taken up with a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike - Windjamming - but when you have a break from your sailing schedule be sure to take advantage all that our area has to offer. Known as "Where the Mountains Meet the Sea" , thousands of visitors each year arrive in Camden to vacation. Aside from the obvious charming downtown, there is hiking in Camden Hills State Park, rock climbing, many fine restaurants, kayaking, Megunticook Lake for swimming and so much more. Our neighboring town, Rockland is home to many small gallerys & shops, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Acadia National Park is only 1 1/2 hours driving time from Camden