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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
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Excellent cruise on an amazing piece of history!

We had an excellent sail on Surprise and would definitely recommend for anyone looking to see... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Boltofblue
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Redlands, California
Sunset cruise

There were two cruises at roughly the same time. My only complaint is a lack of organization. We... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
ahutnik2018
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful boat” (34 reviews)
“penobscot bay” (49 reviews)
“hour sail” (30 reviews)
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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"beautiful boat"
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"penobscot bay"
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"hour sail"
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"his wife"
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"two hours"
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"sunset cruise"
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"camden harbor"
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"sailing experience"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an excellent sail on Surprise and would definitely recommend for anyone looking to see Camden harbor from the water. Very friendly captain and crew and we got to help raise the sails which was a hoot.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There were two cruises at roughly the same time. My only complaint is a lack of organization. We boarded the wrong boat because the captain of the first boat did not check to make sure we were on the correct boat. Then same captain did...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

On my first visit to Camden, ME, I booked a 2 hour sailing tour on the Schooner Surprise for my husband, mother and myself. It was the perfect sized ship for about 18 people and the cruise felt personal. Ramiro and Nicole, the owners of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very relaxing and pleasant schooner ride around the local area. The captain, Laird, was informative about the history of the area, sea-life and general info of Coastal Maine and sailing. My sons and I had a lovely evening, watching the sun set...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise was great. The information of the hundred year old boat and all about sailing was fantastic. The crew was great and I loved sailing. This was the first time I had been on a sail boat.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

50 years ago, I taught sailing and marlin-spike seamanship at the Camden Yacht Club. This sail on the Surprise gave me all manner of

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The young man and young lady leading the trip were AWESOME... Ella and young young man had red hair. It was a perfect evening for our family!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great sail! The captain was very informative and friendly. His mate was also great! Views of Mt Battie and Curtis Headlight were spectacular! A MUST sail from Camden Harbor! Highly recommend you venture out on this boat!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and a friend had a most relaxing sail on the Surprise along with about 10 others. The Captain and mate worked well together and shares stories about Camden harbor area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went sailing on the Schooner Surprise yesterday afternoon and had perfect conditions for a wonderful sail. It was so hot walking around town but we were nice and cool out on the water. Because it’s a smaller boat than other sailing charters, the experience...More

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Ashar B
4 July 2018|
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Response from Aly W | 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
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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