The Angelique (sailangelique.com) is one of nine tall ships, all privately owned and operated, in the Maine Windjammer Association (sailmainecoast.com) fleet, based in Camden and Rockland, Maine. Five are National Historic Landmarks. During the season (late May to mid-October), cruises range from overnight to 11 days, and are priced from $250 to $1,995 per person, all-inclusive. There are themed trips (bird-watching, wine-tasting, photography, full moon, etc.) and cruises during tall ship races, parades of sail or other events. The Angelique has openings for fall cruises, and the 2017 cruises are open for booking.
Major airlines fly into Portland, Maine, and Boston, with Cape Air commuter flights connecting Boston and Rockland.
The windjammer association offers packages with local hotels for pre- and post-cruise stays. My friend and I spent a delightful rainy morning in Rockland's Farnsworth Art Museum (farnsworthmuseum.org), home to an extensive collection of art by N.C., James and Andrew Wyeth, along with works of nationally prominent artists whose careers are associated with Maine. We drove south to the Owls Head Transportation Museum (owlshead.org). Weather canceled the daily antique plane and auto demonstrations, but we enjoyed browsing the indoor display of more than 150 cars, planes, motorcycles bikes, carriages, etc. The nonprofit museum hosts several festivals that draw collectors and vehicles from all over the country.