Rockland, Maine, was recently named one of the Top Ten Coolest Small Towns in America, and the National Historic Trust has placed it among its Top Twelve Distinctive Destinations; these distinguished titles are extra plaudits for a town that has already earned its reputation for being both the Windjammer Capital of the World and the Lobster Capital of the World. Rockland is the happening scene for vacationers in 2010 and you’re going to want to make plans for your windjammer vacation soon so you can be a part of it!
The Maine Windjammer Association can help you get the most from your vacation in the “rockin’ Rockland” area with our several Vacation Packages. First offered in 2009, our packages combine a unique sailing experience with other delightful features of Mid-Coast Maine; they proved to be so enthusiastically enjoyed that we are offering them again—along with some new packages!
Air & Sea Package
Spend less time on the road and more time enjoying the multitude of things to do in the Windjammer Capital of the World. You can get a flying head start on your vacation and beat the traffic bound for Rockland this summer by taking advantage of the Maine Windjammer Association’s popular Air & Sea Package. Featuring non-stop flights via Cape Air from Boston’s Logan Airport to the Knox County Airport in Rockland, Maine, the Air & Sea Package includes the round-trip Cape Air airfare and round-trip ground transportation fare right to the windjammer docks in Camden and Rockland. For a $150 upgrade over the cost of any regular 3- to 6-day windjammer cruise, you’ll catch spectacular aerial views during your one-hour flight from Boston: the surf pounding Maine’s rocky coast, lighthouses, lobster-fishing boats, and tall ships under full sail. To take advantage of terrific travel convenience, simply mention the Air & Sea Package upgrade at the time you reserve your windjammer vacation.
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Land & Sea ’Scape Package
Once you’ve safely landed in Rockland to embark on your sailing adventure, you can take advantage of another of the special packages we’re offering: The Maine Windjammer Association and the Historic Inns of Rockland have teamed up to offer you a Land & Sea ’Scape. This package combines your sailing vacation with a luxurious, relaxing stay at an historic inn and gives you a terrific opportunity to enjoy the ambience of one of the Top Ten Coolest Small Towns in America. The package includes 2-night accommodations, gourmet breakfasts, tickets to the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, Maine Lighthouse Museum and trolley tour, along with seascape chocolates and an exclusive Land and Sea ‘Scape poster suitable for framing. Add $500/couple to any regular 3-day windjammer cruise and enjoy a sailing adventure on the finest cruising grounds in the world before or after your 3-days’ stay in “rockin’ Rockland.”
Learn more about this package and the many attractions of The Lobster Capital of the World.
Sail & Parks Package
You can’t do better than this package if you want to enjoy the scenic splendor of Mid-Coast Maine: we’re inviting you to be our guest to visit one of the beautiful national or state parks surrounding Penobscot Bay. Coupled with a 3-, 4-, or 6-day cruise, the Sail & Parks package includes free passes to Acadia National Park, Camden Hills State Park, and the new 420-foot Observatory at Fort Knox. Tickets provided by your windjammer captain will allow you entrance to all of the parks, where you can enjoy excellent hiking trails or motor roads, and view sweeping vistas of the windjammer cruising grounds, islands, lighthouses, and rolling hills to the west. The observatory at Fort Knox offers a one-minute elevator ride to the top of the tallest public bridge-observatory in the world. These passes are available for a limited time only, so reserve your windjammer cruise now and ask for the Sail & Parks package at the time of booking.
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Fairwinds and Fairways Golf Packages (New for 2010)
Whether you’re a “duffer” or a “pro,” you can tee-off and sail with any of our new Golf & Sail Packages. Choose from three new add-on golf packages: an overnight at the Samoset (starting at $179/person), a 2-night stay at an historic inn in Rockland ($250/person), or free club rentals at a number of participating golf courses in Maine. Putt around the state—we’ll provide a map—either before or after your windjammer cruise. Relax on a vacation that includes a lobster bake on a sandy beach as well as swinging your way out of sand traps. Please mention Golf & Sail Package when you book your windjammer sailing adventure. Fairwinds and Fairways!
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