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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

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Address: Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: +1 800-999-7352
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Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from...

Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from Rockland Harbor, taking guests on four and six day windjammer sailing adventures on the legendary Maine coast. The Schooner Stephen Taber is the oldest sailing vessel in continuous service in the United States, and a National Historic Landmark.

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4 Day Autumn Cruise

Just returned from a 4 day autumn cruise on the Stephen Tabor. What an enjoyable time. This is not a luxurious pleasure cruise. The Stephen Taber is a 145 year old sailing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just returned from a 4 day autumn cruise on the Stephen Tabor. What an enjoyable time. This is not a luxurious pleasure cruise. The Stephen Taber is a 145 year old sailing schooner based in Rockland, ME. Passengers are encouraged (needed) to help rig the ship for sailing. Capt. Noah and his crew are delightful, friendly and knowledgeable of the... More 

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

For three days we wandered the bay, anchoring at night in a secluded spot with fantastic views, ate superb meals and sampled unique cheeses and wines and laughed with relish at the antics of the crew and Captain Noah. If you want to feel like you are the only tour of the summer or fall, want to learn about the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My hope is that you will think carefully about this stunning voyage on the Maine seas before you book. This is a rare and delightful experience. Not only will you be on the oldest, continuous running schooner in the United States, you will spend three or fours days with the most able, amiable, charming crew....sipping fine wine, eating beautiful food,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is the first time we have been on a schooner [or any ship] so we haven't anything to compare with, but it's hard to imagine better. The captain, Noah, and crew [chef Caroline, Jenney, Mouse and Gus], again, its hard to imagine better. You can haul on lines for the sails, coil ropes, hoist the anchor [the crew will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I just spent several days on the Stephen Taber on a Fall cruise. We had a wonderful and memorable time. Captain Noah did a great job making us feel welcome, answered all our questions, and was lots of fun. The crew provided excellent service with a great attitude. We've seldom had such good service with a smile.... More 

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is one of the best vacations we have ever taken. What fun to sail on this national historic treasure! Captain Noah and crew are fantastic! They work very hard to make your trip a memorable one. Chef Caroline is amazing! The sailing, the gourmet food, the wine and cheeses (served every night before dinner) the music (by our Captain,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I could not have chosen any ship better than the Stephen Taber. What a pleasure to share with a Captain and crew that love where they are and what they do ! Amazingly hard working crew that keeps this beautiful ship running and makes you want for nothing. Gourmet meals provided every day by Chef Caroline. The Taber is a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Sailing with Captain Noah and his amazing crew and chef Caroline is a must for everyone. Gorgeous scenery,amazing sailing, 5 star food,excellent wine and cheese. Awesome day trips and some of the best evening entertainment. Do not miss this experience it is a once in a lifetime opportunity . Jacque and Ken Bowman

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I spent 6 days on the Stephen Taber with Captain Noah in September. The majority of the other people on the trip had done it many times before, which says a lot with that much repeat business. The crew were absolutely fantastic and worked extremely hard to make our trip enjoyable. The food was some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Ever wonder what 19th century passengers experience on a sailing ship is like? Commodore Noah Barnes will provide that along with amazing meals prepared by gifted cook in a 100 year old wood burning stove. Be ready to live "inside a guitar" and adventure through Penobscot waters under sail or if winds dissipate, get pushed along by "plain Jane" a... More 

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