Coastal & Offshore Rockland Based Sailing School Expeditions
The coast is where all the action and challenge is: commercial traffic, rocks, tides and currents. New England is one of the most difficult areas to sail in the US, notorious for large tides and thick fog—but the beauty is unbeatable! These expeditions feature long days of lessons, planning, navigation, drills, scenarios and fun. We’ll sail among the islands, ledges, and schooners of Maine’s bold coast, most likely encountering some fog and other challenges along the way. We’ll also set out for an overnight sail and learn watch standing routines and protocols for passages.
The instructors of Morse Alpha Expeditions have sailed to many parts of the world, and we still agree that setting a course for the northeast provides some of the most robust educational experiences and beautiful cruising grounds.
*NEW* Rockland-Portland Expeditions
These are one-way expeditions between Rockland and Portland. The majority of these 6 day expeditions will be spent doing what we do best – anchoring among the beautiful islands of Penobscot Bay and working on those essential sailing and navigation skills, just like our other expeditions. When we set off for the overnight sail however, we will have a destination in mind, and will sail approximately 150nm providing a longer, mini-passage experience.
Group Expedition Schedule:
|MoA 231||May 28–June 2||6 Days||Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland||$2895||2 spots left|
|MoA 232||June 5–9||5 Days||Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland||$2595||Waitlist|
|MoA 233||June 26-30||5 Days||Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland||$2595||2 spots left|
|MoA 234||July 9–14||6 Days||Rockland – Portland • Coastal & Offshore||$2895||Waitlist|
|MoA 235||July 16–21||6 Days||Portland – Rockland • Coastal & Offshore||$2895||4 spots left|
|MoA 236||August 13-18||6 Days||Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland||$2895||3 spots left|
|MoA 237||August 21–25||5 Days||Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland||$2595||2 spots left|
|MoA 238||September 10–15||6 Days||Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland||$2895||5 spots left|
|MoA 239||September 18–22||5 Days||Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland||$2595||4 spots left|
To Reserve Your Berth:
(1) Fill out the Application Form
(2) Pay $300pp Non-Refundable Application Fee via PayPal
We offer 4 and 5 day Rugged Maine Coast Expeditions, or a 5-day Coastal & Offshore Sailing Expedition (includes an overnight passage). You’ll have the whole boat to yourself (minimum 2 people) and be able to choose your dates. We’ll work with you to create an itinerary to help you reach your goals. All private expeditions start and end in Rockland, ME
MoA PC4 • Dates TBD • 4 Days: Private Rugged Maine Coast
MoA PC5 • Dates TBD • 5 Days: Private Rugged Maine Coast
MoA PO5 • Dates TBD • 5 Days: Private Coastal & Offshore Maine
If you don’t see an expedition here that fits your schedule or needs, please contact us to inquire about our other offerings.