With autumn quickly approaching, guests of our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfastare starting to ask about the best fall foliage viewing in Kennebunkport Maine. And what better place could there be to admire the turning of the leaves than from a stunning sailboat off the Southern Maine Coast? Fortunately for us and for visitors to this vibrant community, there are ample opportunities
just steps from the Maine Stay! Just like the Kennebunkport Inns, restaurants, and shops, each one has its own flair and its own niche.
The closest mooring is at Arundel Wharf, where you will find, not only a great waterfront restaurant, but also the Schooner Eleanor. This elegant 55 foot vessel was built by its captain and other local craftsmen right here in Kennebunkport Maine! In addition to enjoying the beauty of this traditional gaff rigged ship (built to specifications of a 1935 boat), you will be treated to a peaceful ride along the rocky and sandy portions of the coastline. The captain and crew will point out places of interest and wildlife, as well as answering questions about sailing and the area.
A short stroll down Ocean Avenue will lead you to the Nonantum Resort, home to the Pineapple Ketch. Though a little smaller than the Eleanor, the Ketch is just as lovely, with its deep burgundy sails sharply contrasting the blue skies. Soda and water is provided for your sail, but you are welcome to bring your own beverage to enjoy aboard. Just imagine sipping a glass of wine as a light breeze brushes the hair from your face while you watch the golden yellows and vibrant reds of the maple leaves move past. Those interested in a private charter or setting sail on a very large motorized sailboat should consider Seacoast Sailing, located just over the bridge in Lower Village Kennebunk.
Whatever your choice, you are sure to enjoy a relaxing, informative, and, most importantly, scenic sail off the coast of Kennebunkport Maine. It’s important, especially now as the weather is cooling off, to remember that it can be significantly cooler on the water, so don’t forget to bring a sweatshirt or windbreaker!