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Schooner Surprise

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Schooner Surprise
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“beautiful boat”(34 reviews)
“penobscot bay”(51 reviews)
“full moon”(6 reviews)
A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant Surprise, lets you experience both Camden and Penobscot Bay in a truly special and memorable way.
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
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Reviewed today

This was a last minute booking for us. We were supposed to leave Camden in the morning, but it was such a nice day we decided to go on the Schooner. The crew was very friendly and informative. The 2 hours passed way to fast.My...More

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Reviewed today

had a great time on the schooner first time aboard one and it was enjoyable captain and mate were excellent hosts

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Reviewed today

I went with a group of out-of-town visitors for an afternoon sail on a windy October day. The boat was perfect, in great shape, and the two crew could not have been nicer. They provided an exciting (but not too exciting) sail with the rail...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time aboard the Surprise on our short sail into Penobscot bay. The captain and crew were friendly, informative and expert and fun. The sea was a little choppy and the wind was gusty and sailing was exciting and wonderful. We'd do...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I loved the Schooner Surprise. Friendly staff with plenty of stories and knowledge to share if you asked, super cool historical boat, and you can't beat being out on the water when in Maine. Highly recommend!

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Thank AlexCip
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a gift for my family and they had a wonderful time. Who would have expected a mid week sail, in the middle of October, with peak foliage and 84 degrees ? A perfect day with a great crew, looking forward to next season,...More

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Thank MomJ14
Reviewed 2 days ago

First trip to New England. We had a beautiful day out on the water in the 100 year old Schooner Surprise. There's nothing like skimming silently over the water with a crisp breeze and seeing the colorful leaves and beautiful scenery. My husband enjoyed participating...More

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Thank apsmas1960
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I had a great sail. The captain and mate were great! A beautiful memory for us! Thank you, we will we back for another sail!

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Thank kmpell32
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed our sailing experience on the Schooner Surprise. The captains were friendly and knowledgeable about the boat and area landmarks. Well worth the money.

Thank GrandTour278978
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed the ride, the views, and all the interesting history of the boat itself.Good fun, memorable ride.

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Ashar B
4 July 2018|
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Response from AlyW93 | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, the maximum is 18 passengers. That being said, I think about a dozen or so people would be a more comfortable fit, just in case you were thinking to charter it. When I sailed, there were only six of... More
Anita Grace W
21 July 2017|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own drinks
20 August 2016|
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Response from Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes... great experience. There's only one sail with the music and desert... Also, if you ask, you can help them set the sails and steer the boat for awhile