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Anniversary Cruise

Had a great time aboard the Schooner Surprise celebrating our anniversary! The crew was excellent... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
jjmiller61078
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Clinton, Maine
Beautiful boat

A pleasant and relaxing trip. The crew was professional and shared plenty stories and local history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Raghu M
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Westford, Massachusetts
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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” (37 reviews)
“penobscot bay” (51 reviews)
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time aboard the Schooner Surprise celebrating our anniversary! The crew was excellent and the weather was beautiful! Thanks for a most enjoyable evening!

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you had such a special anniversary sail! Thanks for spending this special day aboard the Surprise. Best, Nicole

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant and relaxing trip. The crew was professional and shared plenty stories and local history.

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Raghu, Thanks for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the information we shared. We hope to see you again someday! Best, Nicole

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic sailing within bay (i.e. calm) on board historic (built in 1918) Schooner Surprise. Owner Nicole Ramos was first mate on our trip and genuinely fun to talk with. We hoisted sales and "steered" the Schooner. Highly recommend! Saw seals, bald eagles and osprey. If...More

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Jeff, Thanks for the review of your sail aboard Surprise. It was a pleasure to sail with you. Best, Nicole

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We set sail at 7:30 PM on our "full moon rise" sail. It was an incredibly beautiful evening but sadly there was not a breath of wind to be found. That said we went out into Penobscot Bay and the boat was positioned so we...More

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Paul, Thanks so much for your review. It certainly was a magical night out there! We look forward to sailing with you again soon! Best, Nicole

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprise gaff-rig schooner is 100 years old this year. Her freshly repainted forest green hull looks great and it has cushioned seating. We had steady but light wind with sun so the sailing was relaxed. The skipper added interest with wildlife sightings including a seal,...More

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review of your sail aboard Surprise! Sounds like you got to see all kinds of wildlife on your sail! Hope to see you again soon! Nicole

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I did the sunset sail and can't say enough good things about it. The views were awesome. The staff were super nice and informative. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your sunset sail! The evening is one of the nicest times on the bay. Thank-you for recommending us! Kind regards, Nicole

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely sunset cruiseaboard the Schooner Supruse. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. It was a relaxing time that I would recommend to anyone.

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your sail! We hope to sail with you again soon! Best, Nicole

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent trip today. The owners, Nicole and Ramiro at fabulous! Very personable and hospitable! Our son was freezing and they were so accommodating to him being a baby about the temperature.

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! Your son was great and it was cold out there! It was a pleasure to have you guys. Best, Nicole

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Our spring sail was breezy and beautiful on Mother's Day. We enjoyed our sail very much and we were happy to be on the water to see Camden from a different perspective. The crew was professional and helpful, they clearly enjoy their job. Happy 100th...More

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words! Glad you had memorable Mother's Day. Nicole

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

A wonderful trip all-around. Rob and Laird did a great job of keeping the boat under sail the entire trip, while sharing stories and local history. Happy 100th, Surprise!

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Rob and Laird are great staff we are so lucky to have them helping us out, I am so glad you enjoyed the ride. All the best, Nicole

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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
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There's a "head"-- in other words, a small on board portapotty!
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