FSS Member Sloops Available for Charter


      San Diego:  #157 Liberty

                    Sail Liberty offers small groups the grace and beauty of a traditional sailing experience aboard a classic vessel unlike any other on the 
                    west coast.  Conveniently located 2 miles from downtown San Diego, just across from the airport, we have departures 3 times daily.

                    Tel#: (619) 889-5988   Email:  info@sailliberty.com
                 Website: http://www.sailliberty.com/ 

      Portland – #114 Eleanor Hawkes – Ian Glass, owner

Treat yourself to the best views the city of Portland has to offer. You can relax and unwind aboard our vessel the Eleanor Hawkes as we slip through the tranquil waters. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage and snacks as you enjoy the sights and sounds of our lovely Casco Bay and the Portland skyline.

Tel.#: 941-932-5539 Email: sailportlandmaine@gmail.com
Website: https://sailportlandmaine.com/

    Southwest Harbor/Acadia National Park - #23 Alice E – Karl Brunner, owner

Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters invites you aboard the oldest Friendship Sloop still sailing. Built in 1899, she was a working sloop for many years before becoming a private yacht and sailing under the inauspicious name “Depression”. She carries her original name again and even hauls a few lobster traps under sail. Enjoy some incredible sailing, take the wheel and relax on the water. Day sails, private charters, and lobsterbake cruises are available, with soft drinks and an appetizer, free parking and dockside convenience.

Tel.#: (207) 266-5210 Email:   info@downeastfriendshipsloop.com
Website: www.downeastfriendshipsloop.com

   Acadia National Park / Bar Harbor - #49 - Surprise - Steve Kablinsky, owner

                Experience breathtaking views of the glacier carved mountains, soaring cliffs, and cobblestone 
                beaches as you learn to sail aboard the only wooden friendship sloop available for charter in 
                Acadia National Park . Or, just sit back and relax as your professional and knowledgeable captain 
                makes this adventure the highlight of your Bar Harbor vacation. As a member of the American Sail 
                Training Association we offer opportunities to people of all ages and walks of life to study the marine 
                arts and sciences, explore blue horizons, and make history come alive. 
Located at the Harborside Hotel, 55 West Street , Bar Harbor , Maine .  
                Available by the hour, day, or week.

                Tel#: -
888-405-SAIL      e-mail:  downeastsail@acadia.net  
                Website:  www.downeastsail.com

     Rockland Harbor - #120 Persistence - Sail, Power and Steam Museum

                Persistence is a 28' sloop built in the museum shop by a dedicated team of volunteers and launched in 2014.
                Up to 6 guests can come along for a 2 hour trip, or she can be chartered for the entire day.  Persistence
                can drop you off at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse for a tour, or see Owls Head Lighthouse from below. 
                Kirk Rouge is the captain.

                Tel# - 207-701-7625   e-mail:  sailpowersteammuseum@gmail.com
                Website:  http://sailfriendshipsloops.com

    Boothbay Harbor - #198 Bay Lady - Balmy Days Cruises

                Sail near many scenic islands of Boothbay Harbor, Burnt Island Lighthouse, Southport Island, Capitol Island, 
                Mouse Island, Ram Island Light on this 1-1/2 hour trip. Enjoy the fresh sea breeze as it determines your course. 
                Your experience will be unforgettable as you indulge your senses in quiet enjoyment of the ocean’s beauty and the wind’s power. 
                An occasional Northwest gust adds excitement; and occasional becalming occurs when the winds shift direction. 
                Your Captain will provide you with interesting bits of information as you pass by coves, other watercraft, and lighthouses. 
                The Friendship Sloop, The Bay Lady, is a unique type of sailing craft and holds a proud position on the Maine Coast 
                as once being the “work” boat of Maine lobstermen. Now, the boats are primarily used for pleasure. 
                Each year the Friendship Sloop Society holds a reunion highlighted by races. The Friendship Sloop is recognizable 
                by its large gaff rig mainsail and long bowsprit.

                Tel# 207-633-2284  e-mail: info@balmydaycruises.com
                Website:  https://www.balmydayscruises.com/#balmy-sailing


    Nantucket - #201 - Endeavor - Captain James Genthner

                Jim & Sue Genthner have been chartering the Endeavor in Nantucket for over 22 years.

                Tel# - 508-228-5585    e-mail:  endeavor@nantucket.net
                Website:  www.endeavorsailing.com


    Burlington - #209 - Friend Ship - Captain Hannah Langsdale

               Treat yourself to the most unique experience you can have while visiting
                Vermont!  Enjoy scenic views. Hear about Lake Champlain's history of sea
                battles.  See Odzihozo, the American Indian creator of the lake.  Maybe
                even get a glimpse of the lake monster Champ!  Two-hour public cruises or
                your own private charter aboard a traditional sailing ship, departing from
                Burlington, Vermont from mid-May through mid-October.

                Tel# - 802-825-7245    e-mail:  captain@whistlingman.com  
                Website:  www.whistlingman.com