We offer 1-week, academically accredited overnight sailing adventures for kids ages 13 to 19. These trips provide an immersive experiential education giving teens enhanced leadership skills and life-changing experiences. Seeing land from sea and spending the night at sea changes teens' perspectives. There is absolutely no previous sailing experience required. We would be happy to introduce you to one of our alumni to hear more about their experiences.

Florida to Cuba - February 15 to 26, 2018. Fly to Tampa and sail to the Dry Tortugas and Cuba. Accredited voyage. Fee of $2,600 includes airfare from Portland, ME to Tampa, Florida, the voyage and all expenses on board and airfare home from Havana, Cuba. Financial aid available those who qualify. For more information, contact TRIP SOLD OUT.

Penobscot Bay Voyage - June 5 to 9, 2018 on board Schooner American Eagle. $1,250 for a one week trip, not including transportation to and from Rockland. For more information, contact

Boothbay to Portland June 30 to July 5, 2018. Join us at Boothbay Windjammer Days and then cruise the Maine coast for 5 nights and days on Schooner Harvey Gamage. Accredited voyage. Fee of $1,250 includes room and board on the ship. Financial aid available. FMI contact 

Falmouth High School believes in this program and will provide any Maine student a one semester elective letter of credit for active participation in one of our programs. To give you an idea of what the academic connection is, take a look at this description. No one is a passenger. Instead, everyone lives aboard and works side-by-side with professional crew to learn seamanship, sail handling, steering the ship and even climbing the masts if they choose. Teens age 13 to 19 are welcome to apply to join us in 2018. We are interested in working with groups and can usually meet group schedule needs. Generally, the price of a week at sea is $1,250 per sailor and we offer financial aid for those who need it. 

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Built in 1893, the iconic Lettie G. Howard has gone from fishing schooner to sailing school vessel as one of the fleet of the famous South Street Seaport Museum in New York City.  During the summer of 2017, she sailed to Maine and took more than a dozen Maine students sailing for one week voyages of discovery.



Built in Wiscasset, Maine in 1939 for General George S. Patton, he had intended to sail her around the world once the war ended.  This summer she sailed north to Quebec to take part in the international tall ship gathering Rendezvous 2017 and Tall Ships Portland sent students and our summer intern on two legs of the voyage through the beautiful Canadian Maritimes. 



There are few tall ships in the world that are run as traditionally - and as well - as the U.S. Brig Niagara in Erie, Pennsylvania. A replica of the relief flagship of Oliver Hazard Perry, she operates top-notch educational programs for all ages, and has collaborated with Tall Ships Portland to extend the same opportunities to Maine teens. The Captain and several crew are graduates of Maine Maritime Academy, and work closely with the institution to further maritime careers.



Photo by Onne van der Waal 2015

Photo by Onne van der Waal 2015

The Oliver Hazard Perry is America's leading civilian sail training vessel and also Tall Ships Portland's most popular partner having taken more than 25 Maine students sailing over the past three years including a voyage from Bermuda to Newport in the spring of 2017.


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