Who we are


Down East Adventures brings the pages of Down East: The Magazine of Maine to life. Using the expertise we’ve developed over our sixty years of publishing our flagship magazine, this new service creates custom, authentic Maine experiences that are one-of-a-kind. Whether it’s sailing Penobscot Bay to a private garden lunch or hiking to the top of Cadillac Mountain with a crew of professional photographers, we’ll unlock the best Maine has to offer — and create a trip for you or your group that is truly unforgettable.


  • “Incredibly wonderful trip! The weather was near perfect, the crew was great. Would definitely do this trip again. It was fun to see some of my favorite Maine places from the water.” –Lynne, Bar Harbor, ME

  • “Trip #1 and I trust the first of several. We have been coming to Maine for 28 years, but these were special days and different from our other times here. . . . Sailing on a classic schooner in a beautiful part of the world, at this time of year, is really easy to get used to doing more regularly! My thanks to you all. . . .” –Richard, Chicago, IL

  • “Every day of this cruise was an adventure of culinary, social and sensory delight. . . . We loved the combination of events and down time. All perfect. Fair sailing to you all until next summer.” –Rufus & Jessica, Baltimore, MD

  • “The daily itinerary was perfect, all of our meals absolutely delicious, the company excellent, it could not have been a more fun, adventurous and exciting sail around Penobscot Bay…” –Paula, Salem, MA

  • “It was really fantastic in almost every way. Highlight: Oyster night, lobster bake, hike on Isle au Haut to Black Dinah, lunch in Sandy’s yard, and days of delight on the boat itself. Anna’s food on board was superb.” –Joanna, Brooklyn, NY

  • “Fantastic Down East cruise that absolutely went above expectations. Love to do this every year.” –Jean, Hoosick Falls, NY

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