Welcome Aboard!

Whether you are looking for a 2-hour getaway from your daily hustle, a relaxing sunset cruise, or an exclusive charter on Penobscot Bay, the Schooner Timberwind has the sailing vacation for you. From June 19th through October 11th, we will inspire you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of the midcoast as we sail out from Belfast, Maine. 

Join us for one of the many sailing opportunities during the Timberwind's 85th Birthday Season! Have a big group? Call the windjammer your own with a unique charter!

No matter your desires, you will have a trip to remember with the Schooner Timberwind

Click the Chamber link below to find out more information on all that Belfast, Maine has to offer!

The Timberwind

photo credit: captain Alexander

photo credit: captain Alexander

One of the few working schooners born and raised in Maine, the Schooner Timberwind began her life as the Portland Pilot out of Portland, ME. Launched in 1931, she protected the waters of Casco Bay during WWII, acted as a pilot vessel for many decades, and was finally purchased by Captain William Alexander in 1969. He then converted the vessel into a windjammer in the Maine fleet. After 40 years of hosting passengers for 3, 4, and 6-day cruises, the TImberwind has a new life offering day sails out of Belfast, ME. Check out our Timberwind History for more of her life at sea!

Your Crew

On the Schooner Timberwind, we share our harmonious balance between traditional and modern elements with you. It's our goal to embody the culture of tall-ship sailing and make it accessible to everyone aboard, at home, online, and you!

From steaming hot coffee to social media, telling stories and Twitter, the Timberwind crew has you covered. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Blog for photos, videos, updates, and events throughout the season!


On the Schooner TImberwind, we sail in rain or shine! Each type of weather brings a different experience, so we recommend you bring a sweater, sunscreen, and rain-gear just in case!