Come aboard Rocinante, our Norseman 447 (she’s 44′ 7″ long) for a lovely private day sail or multi-day cruise around Penobscot Bay. Each sail begins and ends in Rockland. For a day sail, we can accommodate up to six people in your group for sails from two hours to a full day. We will explore the waters of the Penobscot Bay. We love to check out the picturesque lighthouses, watch the lobsterman haul traps, sail amongst the many local schooners, or circumnavigate one of the many small islands in Penobscot Bay. But in the end, we’ll do whatever you want! We just love getting out on the water, and sharing this beautiful area.

We also offer private multi-day expeditions. On those expeditions, food, and accommodations are provided aboard the boat. You can sleep in your own berth in the cabin, or cozy up in the cockpit under the stars.

My family and I went out with Captain Ben this morning.  Ben tailored our 4 hour trip so all aboard saw and experienced what they were looking for.  Our two boys began the trip wanting to see fish and a seal and within 20 minutes, they saw a seal with a fish in it’s mouth.  All 6 of us had an incredible time including the 4 and  6 year olds.  We highly recommend Ben and Teresa on the Rocinante!  I left today ready to buy my own boat and get back on the water!  Thanks again!

We have been sailing the Maine coast for many years. We’ve worked aboard many schooners and tall ships, for Outward Bound, and even tugboats. We’ve sailed Rocinante to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama and back. But Maine is our favorite place of all! 

We are looking forward to sailing with you! Register here, or contact Teresa if you want to plan the details of your amazing Maine adventure. You can reach Teresa at 734-945-8441.

Daysail Rates:

2 hr sail $350
3 hr sail $425
4 hr sail $500
Full day sail (daylight only) $850

Contact us for Private Overnight Charter rates.

Register for a Daysail or Private Charter Pay In Full (or $200 Deposit)

What to Bring:

Please feel free to bring food & drinks of any sort. We have glasses, plates, and cutlery onboard you can use. There is a fairly large (for a boat) refrigerator aboard.  If you need ice, please bring it or let us know ahead of time. We can adjust the thermostat to keep things frozen if needed.

It’s often cooler on the water, so bring a windbreaker or a warmer layer, even if it feels dreadfully hot ashore! After sunset, it typically cools very quickly, especially early and late in the season.  We have a few extra layers aboard in case you forget yours.

We always suggest bringing a sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and any other sun protection you like. There isn’t much shade out on the water.

If the weather looks iffy and rain is forecasted, it’s best to bring a rain layer just in case. If you don’t have anything like that, Rocinante’s cabin is quite a comfortable spot to hide out and ride out a few sprinkles. But it’s probably more fun to suit up and sail right through it.

We do have tank water available for drinking, and some bottled water available. And lastly, but not leastly, there are 2 toilets (heads) aboard.