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Best hosts for our schooner tour in maine

The boat owners “captained” and “first mated” this schooner tour - they were both knowledgeable... read more

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Reviewed 22 October 2017
oliver629
It’s still running!

This boat was built long time ago. Can’t remember. I think the captain said 1920s? Well whatever... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
julu112005
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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” (36 reviews)
“penobscot bay” (50 reviews)
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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"great trip"
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"camden harbor"
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The boat owners “captained” and “first mated” this schooner tour - they were both knowledgeable and entertaining while being extremely genuine and personable the entire trip. It was a great way to see Maine from the water!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This boat was built long time ago. Can’t remember. I think the captain said 1920s? Well whatever it’s been kept in good condition. The staff on board was really nice. I enjoyed my time. Bring a light jacket.

Thank julu112005
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Will and Nicole took great care of us with lots of stories and info about Camden and the boat. They really made an effort to connect with everyone onboard and we agreed that made the difference between a cold sail and a highlight of our...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This was a great way to see the coast from the water side. Prompt interesting and beautiful. With it for sure!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was a wonderful sunset sail. The captain and his mate were very interesting as they told us about the area as we sailed. The surprise was when my wife volunteered to raise/lower a sail and also steered the ship. This made her very happy....More

1  Thank Roger B
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Surprise is 100 years old in 2018. The ship is in great shape and the owners are well-aware of the difficulty of keeping this ship in top condition. The trip was only two hours with little wind - that was the only day we could...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Thanks for staying open an extra week. We fell into good weather which made the trip that much more enjoyable. Loved the husband/wife team. Thank you for making our honeymoon trip extra special.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

My husband and I were excited to book the Surprise for a 2-hour day sail. The boat was beautiful, clean, and well cared for. The captain, Will, and first mate, Laird, were fantastic and full of information about the schooner, Camden's history, boating, lobstering, etc....More

Thank anthro92
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Schooner Surprise is a beautiful, historic and well cared for vessel. We had a fine 2 hour sail on Penobscot Bay with good wind and some aggressive sailing. The crew was extremely competent, friendly and knowledgeable about the vessel, the bay and the history of...More

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Thank William R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The Surprise is a beautifully maintained boat run (and owned) by a great couple. The boat ride was very smooth, guests were invited to help raise sails and even get behind the wheel. They provided some background on key points of interest and were very...More

Thank Dave C
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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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