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Fabulous time

The crew was out of this world with professionalism and knowledge I truly want to thank them for... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bsraupp
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Stony Brook, New York
A Nice and Simple Way to Sail

Schooner Surprise is a beautiful 100 year old boat with a great crew. The bay is best seen by sail... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ajaxsnare
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Brewster, New York
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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 2 weeks ago

The crew was out of this world with professionalism and knowledge I truly want to thank them for the great time our party of four had

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schooner Surprise is a beautiful 100 year old boat with a great crew. The bay is best seen by sail and the $5 for 2 hour cruise was well worth the time and money.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific sailing experience on a wonderful 100-year-old boat with terrific crew. Laird and the captain (cant remember his name) were wonderful. Answered all questions as if they'd never heard them before and told wonderful stories about Camden and the nearby islands. Well worth a go!...More

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Thank Jean H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hosts were personable and friendly. We really enjoyed hearing the history of the boat and the area, along with an amazing view of the bay. I highly recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great crew. Fabulous restored Schooner. We like the smaller boats, more intimate. Camden and local waters are amazing.

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great cruise. 2 hours was long enough to meet new people, cruise around Penobscot Bay, Rockland, Rockport,and return to Camden. And I didn't get seasick. Put a schooner cruise on your bucket list. Fran & Jim Nichols Louisville, KY

Thank Fran N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our third trip on Surprise last week. As always it was a great experience and a very cool way to see Penobscot Bay!A new twist this time for us was that Ramiro and Nicole were not the crew, and instead we got to sail...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our two hour excursion. Chatted with other guests, was informed about some of the history of the boat and some homes alng the shore. talked about the islands off the coast of Maine. Was a beautiful day. We did the 1130 to 230...More

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Thank ginpay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fabulous 2 hours on the water! The schooner is beautiful and the crew were kind and attentive. They gave a history of whatever we passed and answered all of our questions! Everyone I encountered was lovely and so pleasant. I would book...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome views Great cruise Knowledgeable crew Bring your own drinks and cups Fun for all We even saw a seal!

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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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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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