Heritage is taking reservations for the 2021 sailing season!
A trip aboard the Schooner Heritage is a safe and fun vacation adventure. Enjoy being out on beautiful Penobscot Bay viewing the pristine coast of Maine away from crowded tourist spots. We take a limited number of guests aboard and there is plenty of fresh air out on the water for us all to enjoy.
The Schooner Heritage has always strived to provide a safe and clean vessel to sail and stay on. We have always followed strict U.S. Coast Guard and CDC guidelines when operating and maintaining the vessel.
In these times more than ever, your health and safety are our number one priority.
At this time all Guests will be required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arrival as required by the Keep Maine Healthy guidelines. All crew will also be tested regularly.
This will help to ensure that we aboard the Heritage will be in our own, healthy, Covid free “bubble”.
Tests are now widely available at CVS, Walgreens, airports, and other testing facilities.
When on deck in the fresh air we do not see the need for wearing masks. You may wear a mask at any point during the trip if you feel inclined to do so. Extra masks will be available on board during the trip.
Masks may be required below deck, in public areas, and when rowing ashore in the vessels row boats. More will be available on this as state and federal mandates are updated closer to the sailing season.
In addition to normal cleaning and disinfecting, we will be taking these additional steps to ensure the cleanliness of the vessel for your trip:
All cabins, public areas, and surfaces of the schooner will be disinfected using a Nano fogger gun. This is the same system used by hospitals to kill 99.99% of all viruses, bacteria, fungi, and molds. The solution is registered with the EPA as a safe, non-toxic solution, and certified by the CDC to destroy COVID-19.
The ships laundry will be washed with a San-O3-Wash system. This system adds an ozone solution to every wash destroying bacteria and viruses. This safe, non-toxic system also sanitizes the washing machines with every use providing cleaner, softer, and fresher laundry.
All meals will be prepared and plated by the galley crew. All crew will wear masks when preparing and serving meals. Crew will also practice proper and regular handwashing as always.
All dishes will be washed and rinsed through a sanitizing solution by the crew before being stowed away.
We are closely monitoring federal and state guidelines as well as vaccine updates to safely provide windjammer trips aboard the Schooner Heritage.
More updates will be available as the 2021 sailing season approaches.
All Guidelines are subject to change.