Maine Food Cruise – Summer 2016


Once again, Down East has teamed up with the schooner Stephen Taber to offer our readers an unforgettable week of food and sailing, this year, in tandem with the schooner Ladona complete with one-of-a-kind excursions that will bring the Maine experience to life.

3rd Annual Penobscot Bay Food Cruise

When: Sunday, July 17 – Friday, July 22

Guests will spend the nights aboard ship each night. Here are links to the cabin layouts:

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (July 17)

FoodCruise_D1-143042__HIRESWelcome aboard! Meet Captain Noah Barnes and Captain J.R. Braugh as you board at Windjammer Wharf in Rockland. Once you’re settled in, you’ll take a short walk to visit Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars for a tasting of their products. After the tasting, you’ll head over to In Good Company for our special Welcome Dinner with Down East editor in chief Kathleen Fleury. In Good Company features locally grown and harvested food that will be paired with wine and cocktails from local wineries and distilleries.

Day 2 (July 18)

Start with breakfast aboard your respective schooner and then you’re off! Down East visuals editor and photographer Mark Fleming will spend time — under sail — sharing tips and showing you how to take better vacation photos with your camera or smartphone. He’ll also post a few shots from your sail for a Down East Instagram takeover. During the afternoon, you’ll enjoy an island excursion for an exclusive farm-to-table luncheon with additional editors from Down East. Once you’re back aboard the Taber and Ladona, you’ll take in the sunset with dinner underway.

Day 3 (July 19)

Plan on a relaxing day aboard, traveling wherever the wind and tide take you during this day of free sailing. You’ll pause in the afternoon to experience a quintessential lobsterbake ashore a deserted Maine island. Once back on board, plan on spending some time under the stars, taking in the quiet beauty of Penobscot Bay by night.

Day 4 (July 20)

After a morning sail to Isle au Haut, you’ll participate in a private chocolate-making workshop with one of Dessert Professional magazine’s named top ten chocolatiers in North America and Down East Book author Kate Shaffer at Black Dinah Chocolatiers. Wine, cheese, and dinner will be waiting for you back aboard your schooners.

Day 5 (July 21)

In the morning, you’ll sail through the Fox Island Thorofare and East Penobscot Bay, viewing some of the best scenery Penobscot Bay has to offer. In the afternoon, you’ll rendezvous with aquaculture expert Adam Campbell of North Haven Oyster Co. for an oyster sampling paired with some of the best beers from Maine.

Day 6 (July 22)

A final morning sail brings you back to Rockland to debark.

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