Just off the rock-hewn coast of Maine, a stone's throw from shore, lies a world apart. No alarm clocks, no fax machines, no traffic jams. Only the soft stroking of wind and wave, the liquid dance of light on water, the revitalizing scent of salt and spruce. Here you can really get away. Escape all but the most welcome distractions. Finally find that elusive peace that will make your spirit sing.

Make your plans to enjoy it all....

 

What a gracious sailing vessel!  Photo Copyright, ScottMarx

What a gracious sailing vessel! 

Photo Copyright, ScottMarx

 
 

Owen and Cathie Dorr own and manage this classic Maine business and

Your captain, on the watch, checking out islands to land onto for dinnah!

Your captain, on the watch, checking out islands to land onto for dinnah!

invite you to join them and Sail Bowditch! for a truly authentic vacation.

Inhibitions melt and wristwatches disappear under the spell of sea and sail. Moment to moment, you'll attempt nothing more taxing than the fulfillment of your heart's desires. Commune with leaping porpoises and soaring eagles as you lounge on our wind-sheltered decks.

Or, if you are so inclined, pitch in—you'll be a fellow custodian of seafaring history as you weigh anchor, hoist sails, or coil decklines along with our crew.

 

Just helping hoist that main... with a little help from my friends!

Just helping hoist that main... with a little help from my friends!

a warm supper, on deck.  Nothing finer!

a warm supper, on deck.  Nothing finer!

"what's it like on board?"  we hear this often ... check it out-

A view off the bow.. .

A view off the bow.. .

Your home on the Bowditch: has two passenger holds below deck. Each has its own head, or bathroom, below deck so there is never a need to go up on deck in the middle of the night unless you want to check out the stars.

The forward compartment or foc's'cle has three double beds, one of which could be used as a triple, a traditional bunk style cabin and a "Pullman"-style berth. There is an open skylight in the companionway and louvered doors for good airflow

schedule & berth layout link

The next compartment is "midships." As this is the widest part of the vessel, these are the biggest cabins. Four of the midships cabins have graduated bunks that follow the angle of the hull and therefore are "step-like." A large sky-light brings lots of air and sunshine down below

 

this is your Penobscot Bay...

 

 

(click on photo above to view gallery) 

visit the Maine you would dream about...

Above all, relax.

To the graceful waltz of the Bowditch there is time for every simple pleasure you've been missing: a lazy card game, a good yarn, an afternoon of birdwatching, a night of glittering stars, even spending some time learning Maine history, experience a break from what you have done on vacation ... sail Bowditch this year!

 

Welcome Aboard, the Bowditch is ready to sail!

Welcome Aboard, the Bowditch is ready to sail!


the Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch is a proud member of the Maine Windjammer Association