Private Sailboat Charters

Private Sailboat Charters


Ticket Options & Prices:
2 Hour Private Charter $280
2 Hour Sunset Sail $270
3 Hour Private Charter $420
Half Day Private Charter $550
Full Day Private Charter $1,000

Total Capacity: Boat holds 6 people max
Dates: June 1 through October 15
Tour Times: 8AM – 8PM, every hour on the hour
Tour Duration: Chartered by the hour, two hour minimum

Looking for a great sight-seeing trip? Want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of coastal Maine? Embark on a private sailboat charter adventure through one of the finest sailing destinations in Maine aboard our beautiful 36’ sailboat, the Motu Iti (“Little Island” in Rapa Nui). When you charter Motu Iti, the boat and our experienced, knowledgeable charter Captain are yours for the duration. Tell the Captain what your ultimate trip is, and he’ll provide ideas and suggestions to do just what you’d like.

Private Sailboat Charters

Choose where you’d like to sail—Black Island, Gott’s Island, or Placentia. This trip offers many opportunities to see various Maine wildlife, including seals, porpoises, sea birds, and eagles. During your visit, feel free to walk around and explore — the captain will join you if you wish, or you can take a hike on your own. Our private sailboat charter trips offer plenty of time for all the sailing you could want and a personal island experience almost impossible to find anywhere else.

Whether you want to enjoy a Maine sunset on the coast, look for wildlife on land and sea, or take in beautiful sights you’ve never experienced, Island Cruises offers all of these options aboard our Motu Iti private sailboat charters. We’ll help make sure you have the best trip possible by tailoring your sailing adventure to your interests. Make a reservation today to experience the Maine coast in a new way!

Important Information About Your Tour

All cruises depart from the dock at 12 Little Island Way in Bass Harbor.

Please arrive 15–20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time, and be sure to bring a jacket or sweater, even on warm days.

We have virtually eliminated late trip cancellations, but in that rare instance we will contact you no less than one hour prior to departure.  Feel free to call (207-244-5785) or check our Facebook page for up to date trip information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear for my expedition?

Sailing, even the warmest days, can be a bit chilly! Be sure to bring a light jacket or sweater to make your sailboat charter more enjoyable.

Can I bring my own food?

Absolutely! No matter the length of your tour, you may find yourself in need of a snack as you take in the Maine sights and wildlife. We encourage you to bring refreshments you wish to enjoy during the tour.

Is this price per person?

No, our tour prices are a flat rate. The Motu Iti can accommodate up to 6 passengers at no extra cost.

Are private sailboat charters rain or shine?

Unfortunately we cannot operate during inclement weather. In the case of poor weather, we will contact you no later than 1 hour before your scheduled tour if a cancellation is necessary. Trips cancelled due to inclement weather are 100% refundable or can be rescheduled.