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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
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Awesome Sail

An awesome sail with a very friendly and knowledgeable Captain and 1st Mate. The crew let everyone... read more

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Brian H
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Rocky River, Ohio
Relaxing sail

We had a great time on the Surprise. The owners were friendly, knowledgeable and accomplished... read more

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Madeleine S
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Statesville, North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Reviewed today

An awesome sail with a very friendly and knowledgeable Captain and 1st Mate. The crew let everyone steer the boat as they took a picture of all of the couples. A very relaxing 2-hours and worth the cost.

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Reviewed today

We had a great time on the Surprise. The owners were friendly, knowledgeable and accomplished sailors. It was a fantastic way to see Penobscot Bay.

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Thank Madeleine S
Reviewed yesterday

Surprise is century old sailing vessel and is in excellent shape. Skipper and crew are friendly, knowledgeable, and capable. Conditions permitting, you may be able to assist in sailing the boat. This 2 hour sail was a highlight of our Maine vacation. If you are...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I decided to take the Schooner Surprise based on my sister's advice when she had come a few years before. It was a great two hours on the Surprise as Captain Will and his first mate Laird were fantastic. The water was...More

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Thank fruitfulvine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Answered all our questions and let us help with the sails and steer. Would highly recommend sailing with Captain Ron and Lars(?)! Worth the $

Thank tsdietz
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Schooner Surprise was one of our highlights of Camden! We loved, loved, loved our time on this special boat. In addition to the great sail, we were entertained with interesting information about Camden, the islands, and sailing.

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Thank helenv683
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice people, capable captain and crew, handed out warm blankets and jackets when it suddenly got chilly

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Thank itsatie
Reviewed 5 days ago

In the 2nd week in September, with beautiful weather, we got to the Pier in Camden about 1/2 hour before the cruise started and they had room for 4 of us on this 99 year old lovely wood boat. A very reasonable $43 per person....More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on the Surprised ; the owners are a husband wife team; both know sailing but are very cordial to their guests The boat has a great history and is a masterpiece Trip is very enjoyable would go again and again

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Thank Clay B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved, loved, loved the Schooner Surprise!! Laird & Rob were very informative about our excursion and about this vessel that turns 100 years old next year!! Laird made us all laugh with his great personality & quick wit!!

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Anita Grace W
20 July 2017|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own drinks
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eileen2255
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
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eileen2255
19 August 2016|
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Response from MSinBklyn | Reviewed this property |
There's a "head"-- in other words, a small on board portapotty!
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