Sailboat Rentals

Sailboat and yacht rentals in Acadia National Park, Maine

There is nothing like slipping silently through the waves with the wind across the face while hearing the splashing waves on the sides of the hull, the flutter of the canvas sail stretched by the wind, and the seagulls over head.

The mountains of Mount Desert Island viewed from Somes Sound are spectacular. There are many sights including Bear Island Lighthouse, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Islesford, and much more.

Mansell Boat Rental Company has several sailboats to choose from. If you always wanted to sail but have not learned how, we also provide sailing lessons.


Rates do not include gasoline and are for one group only.
Required Deposit: $1,000 - $2,000
Cash or personal check preferred • VISA or MasterCard accepted
** all prices subject to change without notice **

Rhodes 19 Foot - Sailboat

Rhodes 19 foot

Keel, molded fiberglass, aluminum mast, main and jib

4HP Yamaha or Mariner motor

Day Rate: $295 • Week Rate: $1,250

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Captain Services Available

Captain Services are available

Narrated Trips by Reservation

Required with the Cal 25 & Cal 31

18% of Boat Rental Fee, Gratuities Appreciated

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Rental of the following Cal sailboats must also include the addition of Captain Services. (gas not included) The Cal 31 is built with over 25 years of CAL experience:

  • large stainless sink with pressure hot and cold water
  • 8 cubic foot ice chest
  • lockers and dry storage for food, dishes, linens, and gear
  • two-burner alcohol stove with oven
  • sleeps 5 (2 in forward berth and 3 on the settee side berths)
  • marine head with sink, and hand-held shower
  • boat plan available upon request

SLIP AVAILABLE: One piece finger float 40'x6' on 2 moorings next to the Great Harbor Marina in calm, beautiful cove, includes rowboat - $1.50 per foot/per day

Cal 25 - Sceptre - Wheel & Roller Furling

Cat 25 Sceptre

Cushions, 7 HP Evinrude, VHF, roller furling. Very well maintained boat, 4 bunks and head

Day Rate: $395 • Week Rate: $1,550

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Cal 31 - WindDancer - Sailboat

Cal 31 Windancer

New Schaefer roller furling, GPS chart plotter, hot water, shower, CNG oven, electric heat, teak interior, very comfortable coastal cruiser • 16 HP universal diesel, VHF

Day Rate: $695 • Week Rate: $2,250

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Vacation Rentals on Premises

Moorings Inn and Cottage RentalsOur boat rental office is located on the same waterfront property as the Moorings Inn and the Moorings Inn Vacation Rental Cottages in the Manset section of Southwest Harbor, Maine. This makes it very convenient for short or extended stays. Southwest Harbor is on the southwest side of Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park. We have a gorgeous oceanview of the harbor, Bear Island Lighthouse, and the entrance to Somes Sound. If interested in learning more about Moorings Inn, visit their website at or call them at: 207-244-5523 . NOTE: Hotel guests have access to our dock hand and Captain, Luka Weeks, for short powerboat trips at special $99/hour rate.