Top 10 Sunset Cruises

From America’s Cup-style sailing to a jazz band on a catamaran, there’s something for everyone on these early-evening jaunts at sea.


Top 10 Sunset Cruises: Downeast Windjammer Cruises
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Downeast Windjammer Cruises

Cherryfield, Maine

Sailing from Bar Harbor on the Margaret Todd, this 90-minute cruise caters to a variety of viewers: Pet owners can bring dogs on a leash to mingle with Maggie, the Newfoundland salty dog. Couples cozy up to the romantic view, and families will enjoy the live folk, guitar, fiddle, or banjo music.

The view: Depending on the wind direction, the coastlines of Acadia National Park and Frenchman Bay islands provide plenty of opportunities for viewing wildlife including bald eagles, seals, and waterfowl.

When to go: Mid-May through mid-October

Rate: $35; 207/288-4585 or


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