Symbion

Set sail on SYMBION

Captained Sailing Charters

at Captain's Watch on Card Cove

Captain Ken Brigham
252 Pinkham Point Road
Harpswell, Maine 04079

Phone: 207-725-0979



 
  • Enjoy a captained sail aboard the 38-foot Hunter Sloop
  • Experience breathtaking beauty of Casco Bay in Midcoast, ME
  • Personalized sailing adventures originating from Pinkham Pt. on Card Cove in Harpswell, ME

Sail for an afternoon, full day, or schedule a 2 to 4 day/overnight cruise. We suggest sailing options, your whim and the weather being our inspiration. The boat will sail with a minimum of 2 persons. With advanced notice individualized charters such as a dinner cruise, sunset cruise, or a reservation for a private charter for "that special occasion" are possible.

Come relax, do nothing, stretch out and sense the salt air, the wind and the waves. Choose to navigate or take the helm, instruction is offered.

Your Captain

A Coast Guard licensed captain with 40 years boating experience, Ken Brigham has sailed the East Coast from Maine to Florida and offshore to the Bahamas. He sailed from a homeport on Casco Bay and has had the opportunity for extensive exploration of the Coast of Maine. Captaining charters has been a summertime avocation since 1990. A Bowdoin College graduate and a Psychological Examiner for the Portland School System before retirement, Ken has also co-hosted a Bed & Breakfast since 1986.

The Sailboat

SYMBION is fully equipped for safety and comfort. She has a generously sized cockpit, cushioned seats, bimini and spray dodger. All sails have roller furling. A full array of electronics, which includes radar, GPS, digital charts, depth sounder, autopilot, and VHF are aboard.

The boat, a tri-cabin/aft cockpit design, has a roomy layout with abundant ports creating a bright and airy feeling throughout. The main salon, with spacious seating and dining table, provides a cozy place for relaxation. A well planned galley includes a three burner propane stove/oven, refrigerator, freezer, recessed double sink, and Corian countertops (as also found on the "head" vanity sinks). Overnight guests will enjoy the true queen-size berth with innerspring mattress, adequate locker/storage space, and private access to the head which includes a shower.

Layout

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Coastal Scenery

Maine's sheltered coves, intricate river systems, pine studded islands and rockbound peninsulas offer spectacular scenic vistas and open ocean waters, the finest sailing along the Atlantic seaboard. Savor the sounds and smells that define the sea. We share the history and local folklore of the area, its maritime villages, lighthouses, and islands.

Seguin
Seguin Island and Lighthouse

Look for seal, and if very lucky, a whale. Shore birds such as osprey, diving terns, heron, and American bald eagle are often sited. Watch lobsterman hauling and setting traps, we can answer your questions about how it is done, and where best to devour them :)

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Seals
Seal with "pups" on Ledges

Lobstering
Lobstering

Symbion
Day Charters

Day sails are limited to 6 passengers for either a 3 hour afternoon charter or a full day cruise. Sailors may opt for tranquil "gunk-holing", adventuring to open ocean, or a longer excursion to Adm. Peary's summer home (Eagle Island) or to Sequin Island (lighthouse tour). Hot and cold beverages are provided.


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Overnight Charters

SYMBION
will accommodate one party of up to 4 persons for a minimum of 2 nights. An extended cruise expands destination options to perhaps as far "Down East" as Penobscot Bay. Some favorite ports include Boothbay Harbor, Pemaquid, Monhegan and Damariscove Islands, or to the South, the islands and coves of Casco Bay. Nothing is more glorious than sunset and sunrise from aboard the boat. Please inquire for more information as we customize overnight charters.


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Sunset
Sunset from the Boat

Rates

Rates vary depending on the duration of sail and number of passengers. A 50% deposit guarantees an advance booking. Generally SYMBION is available when in port.

Click here for more information about sailing on SYMBION.

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Card Cove House
Card Cove House


Accommodations


Compliment your sail with a stay at The Captain's Watch B&B.

For an extended holiday, rent our spacious waterside home or its private one-bedroom apartment with delightful water views, just 50 feet from water's edge on Card Cove at Pinkham Pt., Harpswell, ME.


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Directions to Card Cove/Pinkham Point

The boat is moored on Card Cove, an easy drive
Symbion from anywhere in the greater Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Boothbay region. Portland, Camden/ Rockport, and Augusta are all less than an hour away.

Heading North:

Directions from Portland to Brunswick to 252 Pinkham Point Rd., Harpswell

From the Maine Turnpike, take EXIT #
44 to pick up Rte. 295 North and continue on Rte. 295 to the second exit for Brunswick, EXIT #31 for Rte. 196, the Coastal Connector, Topsham-Brunswick Bypass.

Pick up Rte. 196 East (a right hand turn at the top of exit ramp) and go to the VERY END of Rte. 196 to bear left onto US 1 North towards Cooks Corner and Bath.

About 2 miles North on US 1 you will EXIT for Rte. 24 at the "COOK'S CORNER, Brunswick NAS, ORR'S and Bailey Isles" EXIT.

This brings you to a wide intersection. Go straight through the traffic lights heading South on Rte. 24. Just under 7 miles, turn left onto Pinkham Point Rd. (the Trufant-Summerton Athletic Field sign will be on the right).

The house is on the right side 1 2/10 miles, near the very end of Pinkham Pt. Rd. Beyond the sign on left for Quahog Lobsters and BEFORE Webbers Lobsters and Boatyard, take a quick right down the short driveway . . . you will see the blue-gray double garage with the number 252. You are here!

Coming South:


Take Rte. 295 from Gardiner South to the EXIT for Rte. 196 and Topsham . . . left at the top of the exit ramp to then pick up the directions above.

Traveling US Rte. 1 from Bath and points North, EXIT off US Rte. 1 for Rte. 24 at "COOK'S CORNER, Brunswick NAS, ORR'S and Bailey Isles" EXIT, then please refer to above.

The Google Maps program is very helpful. Click here for a map of the area.

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For More Information and Reservations

Captain Ken Brigham
252 Pinkham Point Road
Harpswell, Maine 04079

Email:  cwatch@gwi.net

Phone: 207-725-0979 (please leave us a message if no answer)


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