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Schooner Surprise
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“beautiful boat”(34 reviews)
“penobscot bay”(52 reviews)
“hour sail”(32 reviews)
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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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the sailing and personable captains. The weather was very favorable and unexpected for October. We were fortunate to see porpoise and seals.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a fabulous morning. Well worth the money. Rob & Laird (captain & mate) were fun enjoyable.If I have the opportunity to go to Camden again. I would definitely book the Surprise again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good way to spend the afternoon after seeing everything else in town. The crew was very friendly! We were a little disappointed that it was a ride straight out of the bay and back which meant very little sightseeing of the coast. There was...More

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Thank rlowry03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The captains were very friendly and informative. We wish the weather would have been better for sailing but We still had a fun trip.

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Thank bulldogs1841
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a lovely 2hr sail with views of the surrounding bay and wildlife. Nicole and Rob were very knowledgeable and accommodating sailors. Our trip included spectacular views of the Curtis Island lighthouse and the local harbor seals. I would sail with this schooner anytime.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We picked a beautiful day to sail on the Surprise. Wonderful experience and owner was very informative. Even though the season is almost over be sure to have this experience on the water!

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

My friends and I took the daily sail on the Schooner Surprise on Saturday, October 6th. It was such a beautiful day and the 2 hour day sail was so incredible. The captains were great telling stories. I highly recommend this day sail. We will...More

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Thank achristy73
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We enjoyed our short voyage on Schooner Suprise. Relaxing, beautiful views and pleasant crew. Exceeded exectation.

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Thank bhancockokc
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Captain and first mate were great.The sailboat was beautiful and we would highly recommend the trip.

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Thank glenncourter
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The crew was friendly and informative and the ride on the 100 year old schooner was fantastic. A great way to spend two hours.

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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
Anita Grace W
20 July 2017|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own drinks
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