|For Immediate Release
Contact: Meg Maiden
Fly Away on a Maine Windjammer Cruise:
Mid-coast, MAINE—You can get a jump on your sailing vacation and also beat the traffic this summer by taking advantage of a new Air & Sea Package offered by the Maine Windjammer Association. The special cost-saving package offers non-stop flights via Cape Air from Boston’s Logan Airport to the Knox County Airport in Rockland, Maine. For a majority of cruise guests, this is the last leg of the journey to their windjamming adventure, and the members of the windjammer fleet want to make it a comfortable, carefree, and time-saving experience. Cape Air began offering flights from Boston to Rockland in the fall of 2008, and now has five scheduled flights daily between those points. The Air & Sea Package includes the round-trip Cape Air airfare, including taxes, plus ground transportation fare to the windjammer docks in Camden and Rockland, for a $150 upgrade above the cost of any regular 3- to 6-day windjammer cruise.
Guests will no doubt enjoy the one-hour flight from Boston. Sights of the bustling city will give way to unsurpassed aerial views of the spectacular Maine coast, and as the flight approaches Rockland, fliers—soon-to-be-sailors—will spot the Owl’s Head Lighthouse atop craggy rocks jutting out to the sea. They may even get a bird’s eye view of some of the twelve tall ships of the fleet under full sail, heading for their home ports of Camden and Rockland.
To take advantage this time-saving, convenient travel arrangement, vacationers should mention the Air & Sea Package at the time they reserve their windjammer cruise on any of the 13 historic vessels. They will be sent vouchers for air fare on Cape Air and for taxi service by Schooner Bay Taxi & Limo. Guests can fly to Boston from other destinations via any carrier, and then use their travel vouchers when booking directly with Cape Air for any of the five-daily Boston-to-Rockland flights. Schooner Bay Taxi & Limo will meet them at the Knox County Airport and bring them to the dock of whichever schooner they have planned to sail on.
The 13 historic vessels in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet sail from May to October, with trips ranging in length from weekend getaways to six-day sailing adventures. Prices start at $400.
For more information about getting a head start on your windjammer vacation and flying into Rockland, contact the Maine Windjammer Association at P.O. Box 1144P, Blue Hill, Maine 04614, 800-807-WIND or check out the website at www.sailmainecoast.com.
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