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Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines and Bar Harbor Ferry

Set sail aboard the Schooner Margaret Todd for a cruise among the islands of Frenchman Bay with your favorite canine companion. Visitors to the schooner are greeted by Maggie, the most popular crew member, who happens to be a black Newfoundland. Three sailing times allow visitors to pick the best environment for them. The morning sail is generally a mellow, relaxed trip while the afternoon sail is a bit more lively thanks to the afternoon sea breezes. The romantic sunset sail offers breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay, often to the accompanying tunes of live folk musics. No matter what sail you choose, Fido is welcome to join the adventure! Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines and Bar Harbor Ferry has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Katie
    Sep. 24, 2022
    Very friendly, very crowded

    Everyone (staff and fellow patrons) very friendly to pups. The sunset cruise was VERY crowded. There is not much space to move around, and you are sandwiched next to other people, so if your dog needs space keep that in mind. The sunset essentially floats you out, you watch the sun begin to set, and it brings you back. Was nice to bring the pups, but otherwise I wouldn’t spend the time or money.

  • Kiley
    Jun. 13, 2021
    Amazing time!

    First, I can’t say enough good things about the crew! They were all so kind and accommodating, also very knowledgeable about everything. There is a gap between some scary stairs and the boat and the crew helped me get our 75lb. girl on and off the boat, practically picking her up. I was so happy with how willing to help they were. Our girl was loved by everyone we sat by. She ended up sleeping most of the time, there was plenty of room for her to scoot under the bench in between my legs. Just some FYIs, if your dog is skiddish of different/loud surfaces, you may want to reconsider going. You have to walk down a somewhat steep metal ramp and then onto a dock that has “spiked” metal. Then come the scary stairs that go up to the boat. They are also metal and have gaps between each step. The sails are also raised and lowered. If you have a brave dog, highly recommend!

  • Bret
    Oct. 2, 2020
    Our dogs were celebrities on board

    This exceeded our expectations.... the staff loved dogs!... they were so great in every aspect and so were our neighbors on board... or we were just lucky to be surrounded by dog lovers... we brought 2 dogs and our newborn 2 months old son for a sunset cruise... live music and a cash bar on board as well... this was exactly what the doctor ordered for a young family looking for a nice easy adventure... one thing I want to note is that the dock to board the boat has that metal spikey kinda floor and many dogs hate that... we had to carry one of ours on board because he was a little scared of the dock but the staff didn't hesitate for a second to give me a hand with that... they were totally excited to have our dogs and baby on board... highly recommended

  • Lisa
    More than a year ago
    Sunset with Fido

    Staff was very friendly and nice. Beautiful sunset sail with my beauty. His first time on a sailboat. Was so grateful he could come.

  • Carolyn
    Jul. 22, 2018
    Beautiful & Relaxing

    I loved this cruise. We packed a lot of activities in our weeklong trip to Maine, and this was one of the highlights. It was so relaxing to be out on the water for a peaceful two hours, and enjoy how beautiful Frenchman Bay is. The crew were so friendly to our dog, and stopped by to make a fuss over her multiple times. This was her first experience on the water and she loved it!

  • Stephanie
    More than a year ago
    awesome

    Everyone was super friendly. The two hour ride was just enough. There was one other dog on board.....

  • Angelique
    More than a year ago
    Very good!

    Dogs are very welcome on the Margaret Todd! Me & Maestro had a great ride :-)

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