Frequently Asked Questions

 

BOARDING

Where is the boat docked for getting on board for our sail?

  • The dock is at 11 Front Street, Rockland, Maine 04841

When should we be there for our sail?

  • Boarding for Day Sails or dinner cruises is 15 -20 mins. prior to departure.

 

What should I bring for my sail?

  • For pleasure drinks, The BOYD N. SHEPPARD is the only schooner sailing out of Rockland that has a liquor license and onboard bar, "The Red Lead Drinkery". We offer cocktails, beer and wine for sale onboard.

  • For basic hydration, there's an ice chest on board where you can put waters or, if you've discovered a tasty beer

  • Seasonal temperatures vary from the mid-fifties and mid-seventies.

  • The dress is casual and outdoorsy, no formal attire needed.

  • Bring clothing that can be layered as temperatures fluctuate.

  • The sailing essentials: Sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat. 

 

CELL PHONE RECEPTION

 

  • Cell phone reception depends on your carrier, but it’s okay it’s nice to unplug for a few days.

  • If you need to leave an emergency contact with someone at home (207) 593-8811.

  • Messages are checked on a regular basis.

 

MEALS / DRINKS & THE LAW

  • The BOYD N. SHEPPARD has a liquor license and onboard bar, "The Red Lead Drinkery". We offer cocktails, beer and wine for sale onboard.

  • There’s an ice chest for guest's use.

  • Please use moderation with alcohol consumption, USCG law, no illicit drugs on board the vessel. If it’s illegal to the Fed’s, it’s illegal on the boat.

  • Guests are responsible for their own actions please respect each other, the boat, and the crew, have fun.

Still have questions?

BOARDING

Where is the boat docked for getting on board for our sail?

  • The dock is at 11 Front Street, Rockland, Maine 04841

When should we be there for our sail?

  • Boarding for Day Sails or dinner cruises is 15 - 20 mins. prior to departure.

 

What should I bring for my sail?

  • For pleasure drinks, The BOYD N. SHEPPARD is the only schooner sailing out of Rockland that has a liquor license and onboard bar, "The Red Lead Drinkery". We offer cocktails, beer and wine for sale onboard.

  • For basic hydration, there's an ice chest on board where you can put waters or, if you've discovered a tasty beer

  • Seasonal temperatures vary from the mid-fifties and mid-seventies.

  • The dress is casual and outdoorsy, no formal attire needed.

  • Bring clothing that can be layered as temperatures fluctuate.

  • The sailing essentials: Sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat.

How much are children's fares?

  • 5 and under: free

  • 6 -13 brunch: 80/child, 

  • 6 -13 dinner cruise: 85/child

  • 14 and over: Adult Fare

How big is the Boyd N Sheppard?

  • Booking Capacities:

    • Day-sails: 34 passengers

    • Dinner & Brunch: 25 passengers​

  • Vessel Specifications:​​

 

  • 58.8' LOD (Length On Deck) 

  • 19.5' Beam (widest point)

  • 99' LOA (Length Overall)

  • 52 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage)

  • Official hull number 003362

  • Year Completed 1886

  • Built-in Mauricetown N.J

  • Hull Material, Wood

  • Call Sign WDJ9164

 

CELL PHONE RECEPTION

 

  • Cell phone reception depends on your carrier, but it’s okay it’s nice to unplug for a few days.

  • If you need to leave an emergency contact with someone at home (207) 593-8811.

  • Messages are checked on a regular basis.

 

MEALS / DRINKS & THE LAW

  • The BOYD N. SHEPPARD has a liquor license and onboard bar, "The Red Lead Drinkery." We offer cocktails, beer and wine for sale onboard.

  • There’s an ice chest for guest use.

  • Please use moderation with alcohol consumption, USCG law, no illicit drugs on board the vessel. If it’s illegal to the Fed’s, it’s illegal on the boat.

  • Guests are responsible for their own actions please respect each other, the boat, and the crew, have fun.

Questions?

Daysail FAQ

Overnight FAQ

 

BOARDING / RETURNING

 

  • The dock is at 11 Front Street, Rockland, Maine 04841

  • Boarding for One Day Wonder is 0900

  • Boarding for Day Sails or dinner cruises is 15 minutes prior to departure.

  • Boarding for multi-night cruises is 5:00

  • Returning: by 11 a.m. (One day wonder by 2 p.m.)

 

PACKING

 

  • Seasonal temperatures vary from the mid-fifties and mid-seventies.

  • The dress is casual and outdoorsy, no formal attire needed.

  • Bring clothing that can be layered as temperatures fluctuate.

  • Bring rain gear, jacket, pants, and boots if you have it.

  • 2 pair of soft rubber soled shoes with non-skid soles, along with sandals and rain boots, comfortable and safe.

  • Sunscreen if you use it.

  • Sunglasses.

  • Hats! A warm watch cap for the evening and a brimmed hat is recommended.

 

LUGGAGE

 

  • Canvas duffels or soft-sided totes stow better than hard case luggage.

  • A couple of smaller bags are better than one large.

  • Flying with a hard case or traveling after? You can repack into a soft canvas duffel and we can stow your luggage ashore.

  • If you have a small backpack for day trips we recommend it.

 

CABIN ACCOMMODATIONS

  •  Children's Fares:​

    • 5 and under: sail free with 2 adult fares* 

    • 6 -13: 25% off with 2 full Adult fares*

    • 14 and over: Adult Fare

      • *based on cabin availability, some restrictions apply. 

  • Sink with running hot and cold water.

  • Tap water is potable.

  • Reading lights over the berths, but we like headlamps with a red light too, please be cognizant of night blinding those on watch with white light on deck at night.

  • USB outlets in all cabins for charging.

  • Some cabins have AC outlets for sleep apnea. Please notify us.

  • Please use earphones for external audio.

  • No need to bring a hair dryer or curling iron, the wind and humidity will take care of that.

BOOKING CAPACITIES:​​

  • Over-night sails: 20 passengers, 11 Cabins

VESSEL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 58.8' LOD (Length On Deck) 

  • 19.5' Beam (widest point)

  • 99' LOA (Length Overall)

  • 52 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage)

  • Official hull number 003362

  • Year Completed 1886

  • Built-in Mauricetown N.J

  • Hull Material, Wood

  • Call Sign WDJ9164

 

LINENS

 

  • Sheets, blankets, and pillows are provided.

  • Bath, hand and face towels are provided.

 

CELL PHONE RECEPTION

 

  • Cell phone reception depends on your carrier, but it’s okay it’s nice to unplug for a few days.

  • If you need to leave an emergency contact with someone at home (207) 593-8811.

  • Messages are checked on a regular basis.

 

MEALS / DRINKS & THE LAW

 

  • Meals are provided with all overnight or 4-hour cruises.

  • On multi-night cruises, dinner is not provided on boarding night.

  • Coffee and hot water are almost always available after 7, 6:30 if we’re lucky.

  • One day wonder's first meal is lunch; Multi-Night cruises, first meal is breakfast the next morning. 

  • Tap water is Potable, no need to bring bottled water

  • The BOYD N. SHEPPARD has a liquor license and onboard bar, "The Red Lead Drinkery". We offer cocktails, beer and wine for sale onboard.

  • There’s an ice chest for guest use.

  • Please use moderation with alcohol consumption, USCG law, no illicit drugs on board the vessel. If it’s illegal to the Fed’s, it’s illegal on the boat.

  • Guests are responsible for their own actions please respect each other, the boat, and the crew, have fun.

  • Meal times are 8ish, 12ish, and 6ish along with a cookie course, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert.

 

Questions?

 
 
 
 

Schooner Boyd N. Sheppard

11 Front St

Rockland ME 04841

1-877-238-1325

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