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Finding Us--Introducing the Midcoast

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Welcome to Rockland, Maine - the Lobster Capitol of the World

Rockland, Maine is home not only to the Stephen Taber but also to hard working lobster boats, offshore fishing vessels, sleek pleasure yachts, and several other windjammers. The Taber is berthed just a short walk from the shops in Main Street's handsome nineteenth-century brick buildings. Just up the road is the storybook village of Camden, and the inland hills offer spectacular hiking. Throughout the region, exceptional accommodations range from cozy B&Bs and elegant inns to modern motels and full-service seaside resorts. Click here to find out about special events and festivals in Rockland.

Before or after your windjammer cruise, you will want to explore the area. The Farnsworth Museum, home of the Wyeth Family Maine Collection, plus the Owls Head Transportation Museum are a must. Day trips to the islands of Monhegan, North Haven, or Vinalhaven are recommended. Camden and Rockland are noted for their local specialty stores.

Rockland, Maine

By car, Rockland is a leisurely two hours up Route 1 from Portland. You may fly into the small airport a few miles away at Owls Head, the Bangor International Airport an hour and a half away, or the Portland International Jetport about two hours away. Train service is available from Boston to Portland, and buses run regularly from New York, Boston, and Portland to Rockland Downtown. Limousine service is also available from Portland and Bangor.

Directions to the Stephen Taber
We are located off 40 Tillson Avenue on Captain Richard Spear Drive in Rockland, Maine.
Take 95 North to 295 North, exit 44 South Portland/Portland. Then take exit 28 Route 1, Coastal Route. Go north on Route 1: Once you arrive in Rockland, at the 3rd traffic light (just past Rite Aid), make a left, continuing on Route 1 towards Camden. This is a one way street. The next traffic light is Tillson Avenue. Make a right on Tillson and go about 250 yards, making a left at the "Captain Richard Spear Drive" sign. The wharf is at the end of the street. Parking is on site.

Flying into Owls Head Airport:

Cape Air: daily flights through Boston, airport code RKD

508-771-6944 or 800-352-6944

For rental car information:

Budget Car Rental at Owls Head Airport

207-594-0822 or 888-594-0822

Enterprise Car Rental on Route 1 in Thomaston

207-594-9093 or 800-261-7331

Bus line information:

Concord Coach Lines


Taxi & limo information:

Mid-Coast Limo: Transport from Portland and Bangor Airports

207-236-2424, 800-937-2424

Schooner Bay Limo & Taxi: local taxi


Joe's Taxi: local taxi


We will be ready to welcome you aboard the Stephen Taber after 4 p.m on boarding day. A member of the crew will help you with your bags (please pack in soft luggage that's easily stowed) and show you to your cabin. We depart at about 10 o'clock in the morning, but not until everyone has had his fill of blueberry pancakes and Maine maple syrup.


Call 1-800-999-7352 for Reservations
Request a Brochure


Schooner Stephen Taber - Windjammer Wharf - Just Off 40 Tilson Ave., Rockland, Maine, 04841 - 1-800-999-7352 -