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Lazy Jack

15 Wharf St. Boothbay Harbor, Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1872
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Disappointing

We booked this trip based on trip advisor reviews, but are sorry to say that we were somewhat... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Carole W
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Blackpool. Lancashire
laid back

booked in advance at the harbor started off a bit boring there were five of us not much wind but it... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
stephen r
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New York City, New York
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Lazy Jack takes her lines from the traditional Gloucester fishing schooners of the 1850's and has had a colorful and notorious history as a fishing and passenger charter schooner. During the early years Lazy Jack sailed between the East Coast, Man O War Key and Cuba running guns, rum, cigars and bananas. Today Lazy Jack offers 2 hr. day sails or private charters from Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor celebrating 66 years of continuous sailing and 10 years as Boothbay Harbors only historic working schooner. Lazy Jack is owner operated by Captain Joe Tassi and his son Michael.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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15 Wharf St. Boothbay Harbor, Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1872
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We booked this trip based on trip advisor reviews, but are sorry to say that we were somewhat disappointed. It was a fairly calm day which presumably affected the speed the schooner was able to travel at under sail. However most of the sail was...More

Thank Carole W
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

booked in advance at the harbor started off a bit boring there were five of us not much wind but it got better and better it's a smallish craft and you must take a sweater we did the sunset cruise and it was captured beautifully...More

Thank stephen r
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We decided the afternoon we arrived we wanted to go out on a boat. We found the Lazy Jack and were the last people to get signed up. It's a beautiful schooner. The owner pilots the boat and his son was our mate. We saw...More

Thank Allen G
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The weather was perfect for a 2 hour sail around the harbor...gorgeous views and we shared the ride with just one couple so it was roomy with only 4 of us on board. The first mate Michael was excellent at his job, friendly and a...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great captain and crew very knowledgeable. We loved supporting a family business. Beautifully kept boat. We had a lovely time sailing around the harbor. We highly recommend this trip!

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captainjoe1, Owner at Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

So glad you enjoyed your sail and lent your support to our family business.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Capt. Joe and his son took us (4 adults, 2 children) out for a lovely sunset sail. We loved hearing about the history of this old vessel. We asked a ton of questions...and they didn't seem to mind at all. Both Joe and Michael were...More

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captainjoe1, Owner at Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

You guys were fun to sail with and we appreciate very much that you chose us! Thank you! Your girls are adorable!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We went for the perfect morning sail with Captain Joe and his son Michael. Me being an avid sailor the boat was clean and well maintained Joe took pride in his vessel and sailed it to keep my wife and kids at ease as they...More

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captainjoe1, Owner at Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

I really enjoyed sailing with your family. Being a sailing professional yourself it was easy and enjoyable to share the Lazy Jack with you. It's nice to sail with people who "get it". You made our day!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I suggest booking with any other vessel unless you are a party of four. Copy of email I sent them below... I just wanted to let you know how utterly and completely disappointed we were with our "experience". My son and I booked and paid...More

Thank JayLouMick
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captainjoe1, Owner at Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Trip Advisor readers: Above is an e-mail I received at home on my day off from an unhappy customer. Below is my e-mail response. I believe I have acknowledged our mistake, offered and explanation, offered a personal apology and as promised addressed our failure...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Owner was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Made entire sail seem effortless and returned to the dock under sail. Easy to make arrangement and his staff were very welcoming. Great value

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I took the noon sail on a fairly windy day. We had Captain Bob. We found him and his mate to be highly skillfull and entertaining. We loved the fact they didn't do the typical sight-seeing narrative. Being novice sailors we were...More

Thank Deedee W
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captainjoe1, Owner at Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Deedee: Thank you for your high praise. I will be sure to pass your review along to Capt. Bob.

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David B
17 August 2016|
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Response from captainjoe1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We will still be sailing on the 14,15, and 16th. However, on the 16th we change from our 4 trip schedule to our fall 3 trip schedule. Our schedule until the 15th will be 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00... More
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Courtney M
11 August 2016|
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Response from captainjoe1 | Property representative |
There is a head aboard the vessel. There are also restroom facilities at the site that can be used before departure.
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927seema40
5 June 2016|
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Response from captainjoe1 | Property representative |
Thanks for asking Smita. Yes you can bring food and drink on board. Beverages for adult consumption are also allowed.
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