Sail Heron

Boat Charters | Rockport, ME


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The Schooner HERON Grenadines sailing charters are offered from Bequia or Union Island in the winter months and day sailing excursions in Rockport – Camden area of Maine in the summer months. HERON is a famous, proven 65′ John Alden design that’s fast and comfortable with round the world capabilities. It is one of the most famous classic yachts of all time. HERON is family built, owned and operated by the Bower family of Camden, Maine. She was built in 18 months to the 1928 plans of the famous yacht designer John G Alden. Both Nigel (Twig) and Bonnie are 100 ton USCG licensed captains, having sailed extensively in the Gulf of Maine, trans-Atlantic and the Caribbean, sailing skiffs, schooners and square riggers. They have been doing tours from Rockport Harbor for more than 20 years and doing charters in the Caribbean the last 10 years. Daughters Elissa and Rachel have been sailing on HERON since they were born. The family has sailed HERON over 60,000 sea miles since her launching in 2003. The Schooner HERON is featured as “Sanderson’s Yacht” in the Johnny Depp film “The Rum Diary” based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson. Let us share our sailing adventures with you. Contact us for more information on any of our trips in Maine and The Grenadines. 800-599-8605

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Hours of Operation

  • sunday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • monday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm


  • Boating
  • Charters
  • Excursions
  • Sailing

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  • "Wonderful late morning cruise that included Lobster Roll lunch, doesn't get much better than this...." Gio, NH

    "We have sailed on the Schooner Heron several times and know the Captains who sail it and who actually built the schooner. It's a lovely sail with knowledgeable captains (husband and wife are both captains) and a beautiful yacht. It's a must-do activity when visiting midcoast Maine". ~MM, Florida

    "There are many yacht charters in the Rockport/midcoast area-the schooner Heron is the best of the best in my opinion. I have had much experience sailing windjammers-yachts and schooners and I can tell you the handling characteristics of this gorgeous vessel are excellent. You owe it to yourself to sail on the Heron. She is extremely comfortable and safe. You won't find a sweeter boat anywhere else in the entire area. You will make sailing on the Heron a tradition every time you are in the area-we do." ~DB, Maine

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111 Pascal Avenue
Rockport, ME 04856
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