Sailors learn to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor hitch to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. This Groupon is a mutinous bounty.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for Indian Island Light Eco Tour sail for two (up to a $90 value). From 2 to 4:30 p.m. daily, passengers learn tidbits on Rockport Harbor’s history of shipbuilding and exporting lime and ice, alongside a natural narrative of glaciers forming the bay and aquatic-animal migration patterns.
- $49 for an Island Sail with lunch for two (up to a $110 value). From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily, passengers glide past Robinson’s Rocks and sunbathing harbor seals, lunching on Maine lobster rolls and cookies.
- $49 for BYOB Gourmet Sunset sail for two (up to a $110 value). From 5:30 p.m. to sunset daily, passengers nosh on hors d’oeuvres and watch dusk fall.
In The Rum Diary, a recent Hollywood release, Johnny Depp worked with an unlikely costar—Schooner Heron’s 65-foot wooden schooner, which graced the screen in the role of Sanderson’s yacht. When not avoiding the relentless flash of paparazzi, the boat traverses Penobscot Bay’s pristine archipelago of islands during three styles of daily summer cruises. The cruises run the gamut from tours covering local history and wildlife to BYOB adventures, on which guests can watch the sun set and the fish turn on their night lights. US Coast Guard-certified captains helm these journeys, drawing on expertise from their days sailing the Gulf of Maine, the Caribbean, and the trans-Atlantic passages.