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Schooner Surprise

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Schooner Surprise
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“hour sail”(42 reviews)
“sunset cruise”(47 reviews)
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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
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All reviews beautiful boat hour sail sunset cruise penobscot bay full moon two hours perfect afternoon great trip camden harbor his wife captain and crew sailing experience late afternoon weather was perfect highlight of our trip local history maine coast
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

We had a fantastic time and a gorgeous Friday afternoon. Ron and Will took great care of us including providing recommendations for other sites to see while in the area.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lenette W
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We had a great time with the captain and first mate during our sail. The weather was absolutely perfect, nice lite breeze and a beautiful sunny Sunday.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Very nice trip. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy the beauty of the water and surrounding land while being told about the history.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 123bharris
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kareno184
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank refoster1552
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MMM8
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jwalter92018
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlexCip
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MomJ14
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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Anita Grace W
21 July 2017|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own drinks
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eileen2255
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
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