Cruise the Maine coastline in style & grace
with a Bunker & Ellis 42 – “Jericho”
This classic wooden Bunker and Ellis, 42-foot picnic boat is widely considered to be the most famous of the Bunker and Ellis vessels built in the mid-1900s. Jericho is the perfect boat for exploring Maine’s coast. For the first time in 60 years, charters are available for day cruises, or by the week/month. A captain can be included, but the destinations are up to you – below are just some of our favorites! We are happy to suggest other ideas too!
LOBSTER BAKE ON MERCHANT’S ROW
The perfect Maine day. Merchant’s Row is a collection of islands right off the coast of Mount Desert Island that are some of the most beautiful islands on the East Coast. Treat your group to a day on the water by setting off from Northeast Harbor, motoring by the famous Bass Harbor lighthouse, and casting anchor close to one of the islands.
EXPLORE BAKER’S ISLAND, ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Baker’s Island is part of Acadia National Park and home to the famous Baker Island Lightstation, which marks the entrance to Frenchman’s Bay. The famous Baker Island “Dance Floor” is a series of huge slabs of granite found on the south shore, smoothed flat by the tides. Explore this historic island and enjoy a picnic lunch, while overlooking Mount Desert Island’s rugged coastline.
DINNER OR LUNCH AT ISLESFORD DOCK
Jericho can whisk you away to the storied Islesford Dock Restaurant, where you can enjoy classic Maine fare, as well as the works of local artists at the Islesford Artist’s Gallery.
Explore what is arguably the only Fjord on the East Coast. It is a body of water running deep into Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Its deepest point is approximately 175 feet (50 m), and it is over 100 feet (30 m) deep in several places. The sound almost splits the island in two. Somes Sound was named for Abraham Somes, who was one of the first settlers on the island. Ask your captain to bring you here to view beautiful ocean-front houses and Acadia’s mountains.
Great Island hiking and a wonderful less-known sand beach, with a picturesque cove (Sand Cove) for anchoring. Take the tender ashore for a short picnic on the beach. If you want a bigger adventure, book the boat for two days and camp out on the island overnight. Your captain can come pick you up the next day to continue your adventure. Details about booking campsites on the island are here: https://mcht.org/preserves/marshall-island
BAR HARBOR TOUR
Want to check out Bar Harbor but take the scenic route? Jericho can tour along the Eastern part of Mount Desert Island and up to Bar Harbor, where she can dock while you explore Bar Harbor. If you have plenty of time, you could even stop by Schoodic Point or Winter Harbor.
The waters around Mount Desert Island are filled not only with islands, but spectacular wildlife viewing. If you’d like to search for whales, porpoises, or various birds, simply let the captain know!
To immediately reserve this vessel, contact Shane Ellis at Ellis Boat Company.
Jericho Charter Calendar