Rockland, ME is a charming coastal town with a welcoming downtown, thriving artists’ community, and a rich history of shipbuilding. Settle in and relax as the ship sails “Down East” this afternoon to Bar Harbor, ME, a popular resort town on Mount Desert Island.
Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.
Maine Coastal Island Wildlife Refuge
A 30 minute tour of the restoration and management of colonies of nesting birds.
Weskeag Marsh a Maine Audubon Site
This marsh should be active with many wetland species, including the Nelson sparrow and the saltmash sparrow. A short distance from the marsh is a farm field where we might see nesting meadowlarks and the interesting bobolink.
Project Puffin Audubon Center
Tonight, Stephen Kress, an internationally-known puffin/seabird scientist will join passengers for dinner and conduct a lecture in the lounge.
Rockland Historical Tour and Farnsworth Art Museum
Begin your Rockland experience with a 45-minute narrated motorcoach tour of Rockland, highlighting the history, lobster industry, shipbuilding, and working waterfront. Learn why Rockland is known as the “Lobster Capital of the World.” Then tour the famed Farnsworth Art Museum, which celebrates “Maine’s Role in American Art” with its nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists. Revel in the nation’s largest collection of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Most notably, the museum’s Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth.