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Schooner Surprise

Open today: 08:30 - 20:30

Schooner Surprise
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“beautiful boat”(34 reviews)
“penobscot bay”(52 reviews)
“hour sail”(32 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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 20:30
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our afternoon sail with Captain Will and his crew. The Surprise is a lovely sailboat, and we were able to look at pictures and learn about the interesting history of the boat. We sailed south and the captain pointed...More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed your sail with Will. With over thirty years of sailing experience on Penobscot Bay we are so lucky to work with him. Glad that you mentioned how chilly it can be as this is good information for future guests...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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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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20 July 2017|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own drinks
19 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