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Refreshing late afternoon Sail

I’ve been sailing on the surprise since the Mid 80’s........ my wife & I had our honey moon in... read more

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pickyfinishes
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New Haven, Connecticut
lovely morning

very enjoyable sail with captain Will and first mate Kale. They were hospitable and allowed some... read more

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jreverdy
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Matthews, 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.
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Reviewed yesterday

I’ve been sailing on the surprise since the Mid 80’s........ my wife & I had our honey moon in Camden and went out for a sail then as well... 24 years ago.... we had been back a few times since when the Moore’s were running...More

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Reviewed yesterday

very enjoyable sail with captain Will and first mate Kale. They were hospitable and allowed some involvemnt by passengers. They were attentive to our safety and comfort.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this on a whim as we were in Camden and the weather was warm. Great experience from start to finish. Nicole was very welcoming and accommodating. We asked for a refund the morning of our sail as friends were going to bring their...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The sail was excellent. Good wind and waves. The crew was outstanding. Will and Laird were knowledgeable and friendly.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely schooner trip to celebrate our 40 th Anniversary.Caption Matt and mate Kale were friendly, informative and made the trip delightful.Fun time on a beautiful day inCamden.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The skippers were both engaging and informative. It was my first time to the east coast. the weather was perfect, however could had been little windier for my taste. The Schooner was a beautiful boat and well maintained. Thank you so much for the enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a visiting friend out on the Surprise for his birthday and we had a lovely pre-dinner sail. It was a gorgeous day and the captain and crew made the most of the (relatively light) winds with enthusiasm and good humour. I usually prefer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Day Sail on August 30 with about 8 or 10 other people. The weather was overcast and windy, and the seas were somewhat choppy; but we had a great time sailing this classic schooner. The captain and mate were entertaining and informative...More

Thank Charlsa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a delightful 2 hour morning trip around the scenic bay. The Surprise is a beautiful 100 yr old schooner. Passengers were welcome to go below deck to see the living quarters, as well as use the bathroom. Capt. Will has been sailing this...More

Thank Appyrider97
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful day, perfect weather and lovely trip. The staff were helpful and very informed. Very interesting to get to hear the history of the harbor and City of Camden. Take water and sunscreen.

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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
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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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