Sailing for Scholarship

Photo Credit: Jocelyn Leighton

Photo Credit: Jocelyn Leighton

Ready to get your sea legs?  Then join us this summer as we partner in Portland with Baxter Academy of Technology and Science to sail our 130-foot schooner Harvey Gamage around the Casco Bay area.  Our sails are open to the general public, and no sailing experience is required!

It’s the perfect opportunity to give back to your local community — all funds raised from these sails will be used to support the creation of a seagoing program for Maine high school students called Science and Sea.  Your ticket donation will directly impact young Maine students and help to connect them with researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs working to improve our state’s future, all while you get to view Casco Bay from the unique perspective of a Tall Ship.  

All proceeds are tax-deductible in support of the Science & Sea Scholarship Fund.

Below is our summer schedule:

  • Sunset Sails (5-8pm): 6/8 & 6/15
  • Afternoon Cruises (10am-1pm): 6/10, 6/11, 6/24, 6/25
  • Overnight Sail from Portland to Boston: 6/16
  • Overnight Sail from Boston to Portland: 6/22
  • Overnight Sail from Portland to Boothbay Harbor: 6/26

All sunset sails and afternoon cruises will depart from and return to Portland.

Our sunset sails and afternoon cruises are $45 per person or $70 for a couple (minimum 10 guests to book a charter, maximum 50 guests on ship).  These sails include light refreshments.  Our overnight sails are $100 per person and include meals and lodging aboard the Gamage.

Interested in sailing with our crew?  Contact Heather D’Ippolito at 207.420.6068 or heather.dippolito@baxter-academy.org to book your charter.