Your Time, Your Schedule, Your Adventure"
Located at Handy Boat in Falmouth Maine six miles north of Portland, I can get you out on the waters of Casco Bay with either sailing lessons or private charter. There are no preset schedules as all of my offerings are on-demand. If I am available when you want to go then that is when you can "Go Sailing".
Build the confidence to sail 22' to 30' sailboats through the certificate courses. Also available are Private Lessons, Adult Refresher or Basic Navigation. Schedules are flexible and courses are affordable. I will do everything possible to help you achieve your goals and to feel confident in your abilities.
Whether it is a Sunset Sail or a Day Sail, I can get you out on the waters of Casco Bay for a few hours without the structure of a classroom setting. Just relax and enjoy the ride. Listen to the wind in the sails and the rush of the water against the hull. The stress just melts away. Just schedule one of these wonderful ways to enjoy sailing. The adventure will last a lifetime.
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"Made my reservation on line- super web site! Captain Stuart was wonderful, from quickly responding to emails to offering an alternate date when he realized it would be raining all day on the date we chose. Our day on the water was wonderful as well. We all got a chance to steer the ship and tighten the lines as we glided along lovely Casco Bay....WE WOULD DO THIS AGAIN!" Awesome Sailing Experience ~ Miami Florida
"My wife and I went on a sunset cruise. I would highly recommend a sail on Casco Bay. We had a great time. Capt. Lyman Stuart was very knowable about the Casco Bay area. We are planning on doing this again on our next trip to Portland." Sailing on Casco Bay ~ Frenchtown NJ
"My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this course! Captain Lyman is wonderful - very patient and kind. The coast in Falmouth is beautiful, too!Definitely recommend." Beginner Sailing Course ~ Rockland Maine
"We had a wonderful, relaxing afternoon sailing around the Island of Casco Bay. Lyman was an excellent captain sharing his knowledge of sailing and the sea! We highly recommend a trip on the Marisa III." Fantastic Day Sailing ~ Casco Maine
"Cruise was long anticipated and very peaceful...fresh air, lots of wind-- sailing along in view of Little diamond and other surrounding islands. Scenic sail to Portland Harbor viewing the lighthouse and huge cruise ships docked at the port...don't miss the Fort along the way. Bring a jacket, camera or cell phones (take good pictures) and snack/drinks. Our sail was early afternoon...once we docked...the restaurant has great happy hour drinks and snacks before dinner at home!" Sailing On Casco Bay ~ Casco Maine
"My wife and our friends passed a beautiful afternoon relaxing and sailing with Capt Lyman. He was on time, knowledgable, and friendly. In a relaxed and comfortable manner, he established the experience and comfort level of the members of our party and provided an experience that all enjoyed. Highly recommended- we look forward to sailing with him next time we're in the area." Wonderful Sail On Casco Bay ~ Austin Texas
"I recently spent two days with Captain Stuart on a beginning sailing course and loved the adventure. I had sailed before and have hopes of buying a sailing boat in the future and this was exactly what I needed to gain confidence on how to sail. He covered all the basics and I was surprised at how much I learned in such a short time. Not to mention, I had a blast as well. I would definitely recommend Captain Stuart for sailing instructions. Just be careful of that close haul...you might get some luff in your sails! (Sorry, I had to use my new sailing terms.) " Excellent Instructor ~ Jackson NH
"Great way to see Casco Bay. Can't wait until next spring for sailing lesson. Had a ton of fun sailing into Portland and being able to see the cruise ships and sailboat races. Highly recommend." Interactive Day Sail ~ Rockland Maine
"My refresher lesson with Capt Stuart was the perfect balance of instruction and hands-on sailing. It exceeded my expectations and I look forward to future experiences with him as I develop my sailing skills." A great day on Casco Bay ~ Keene NH