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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
+1 800-999-7352
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Beyond authentic...a priceless trip

I have been off the Stephen Tabe r for almost 2 weeks and I am still homesick to be on board again... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellen L
adventure trip of a lifetime

Would never have dreamed an 1871 windjammer vacation would be this much fun. The ship, the crew... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Douglas E
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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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Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
+1 800-999-7352
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been off the Stephen Tabe r for almost 2 weeks and I am still homesick to be on board again. This trip took me completely by surprise. A friend booked it for us...with our husbands...one week before a wedding. I am fairly picky...More

1  Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would never have dreamed an 1871 windjammer vacation would be this much fun. The ship, the crew, the food, the scenery were all fantastic and made that much better as we learned about sailing these wonderful old ships. I will go again!

Thank Douglas E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sailing aboard the Stephen Taber strikes the perfect balance between adventure and luxury. The Captain is capable, caring and irreverent while his crew are devoted, polite and accommodating. Every day we explored the beautiful coastline of Maine, ate 4 nourishing, delicious meals (the fourth meal...More

Thank Willow H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I just returned from my sixth trip aboard the Stephen Taber for "Race Week" where a multitude of historic windjammers competed for fastest time over a set course. As I had expected, Stephen Taber won yet again. This particular trip is a thrill for those...More

1  Thank Alice R
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I have sailed my entire life. This voyage was worry free! Laid back, relaxing and fun! From the amazing meals cooked in a wood burning stove to the fresh lobster boil on an island beach...From hikes to historic light houses and town sights to the...More

1  Thank MReneC
stephentaber, Owner at Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Wow!! Thank you for the positive review! It means so much!! We're so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Best- Jane

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Ten members of our family ranging in age from 75 to 9 showed up for a three day cruise on Ladona and had a marvelous time. To quote Carousel “The vittles we et were good, you bet. The company was the same.” Our cruise was...More

Thank nburling74
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Hope this is the first of the 2017 reviews. "I HAVE A PLAN" is how Captain Noah introduces his guests to the day's operations. The plan is formulated by tides, winds, weather, and events and can change on the fly based on tides, winds, weather,...More

Thank moelarrycheese
stephentaber, Owner at Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Wow!! Thanks for the great review. We try so hard so it means so much when what we do is appreciated. Hope to see you again. Have a great summer! Warmly, Jane Barnes

Reviewed 7 January 2017

"Dear Trip Advisor", How does one sum ‘four days of magic’ up into a quick review? Do I tell you about the scenery, the weather, the blue skies, the wind, the temperature, or how great it is to sail, in general? Sure, maybe. We lucked...More

Thank nwricker
Reviewed 6 January 2017

One of the best vacations I have ever taken. The crew of the Taber become like family in hours. The scenery is amazing. The food is incredible. The camaraderie that develops with the crew and vacationers is worth the trip! Absolutely the trip of a...More

Thank lumdy
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...More

Thank Jim S
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Susan D
15 February 2017|
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Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for the question. We carry 22 guests and we would love to take you sailing. Please go to our website to view our sailing schedule. TripAdvisor is not letting me add the link- sorry! Best, Jane
Maryann C
6 January 2016|
Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi, Maryann, I think we spoke by phone shortly after you posted this question, but for everyone's benefit: Maine weather is variable and unpredictable.The temperature out on the water is usually about ten degrees cooler than... More
Loretta L
10 March 2015|
Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi there, I am sorry that I am just answering this now. I did not know this page was here. We have a 6 day trip August 2-8. The cost is $1198 per person. We still have space. Please call 800.999.7352 with more questions... More