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Bufflehead Sailing Charters

Windjammer Wharf - Captain Spear Drive, 50 Tillson Ave, Rockland, ME
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Had a beautiful day and a wonderful sail with Captain Daniel! I learned so much about sailing and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
eafg58
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K Crest

What a great time we had with our shipmates and Captain Daniel! I had not sailed much before and he... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KCrest
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Upland, California
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Bufflehead is a 32 foot wooden gaff sloop, a classic boat, built in 1964. She is a very pretty boat, superbly swift, comfortable and safe. Captain Daniel Bennett sailed around the Pacific Ocean on a tall ship, and twice across the Atlantic (and back and forth to the Caribbean) on his own small boat.
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Windjammer Wharf - Captain Spear Drive, 50 Tillson Ave, Rockland, ME
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a beautiful day and a wonderful sail with Captain Daniel! I learned so much about sailing and the Maine coast. Captain Daniel is a fantastic storyteller, a talented sailor and a genuine joy to spend the afternoon with. Highly recommend for people who have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great time we had with our shipmates and Captain Daniel! I had not sailed much before and he put me at ease, explaining how "sailing" works. He explained what we were seeing and some of the history of the area. We were curious...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great afternoon's sailing. My family and I from Australia wanted to sample a bit of time out on the beautiful Maine coast and this was just perfect. Captain Daniel is a brilliant skipper, joined at the hip with his boat and together they...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We loved our sail with Captain Daniel. Bufflehead is beautiful and the bay gorgeous. The nature and tour around the bay is well worth the time, and Daniel himself is a treasure. This is a must if you are staying in Rockland.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

First, the charter with Captain Dan was the highlight of the Maine trip! The sights of Rockland Breakwater and Owlshead Lighthouses and the land slipping by my eyes, the sounds of the water playing against the boat, the feel of the wind carrying the refreshing...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My mother and I took a two hour sailing trip with Captain Dan to celebrate my birthday in September and loved every minute of it! When planning my trip, I wanted a more personal experience on a smaller boat. After reading reviews here, I decided...More

1  Thank cdevans919
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Captain Dan with Bufflehead showed myself and a friend the best Maine experience. We decided to do the lobster lunch on the island and it was worth every penny. He is knowledgeable, relate-able and an amazing host. His daughter was a great companion, as well!...More

Thank Teryn M
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I had never been on an actual sailboat before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Captain Dan knew exactly how to treat a first-timer, even letting me steer the boat for a bit when I was feeling a little seasick (Bufflehead is on the...More

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was the best thing we did on our trip according to the entire family. Captain Dan was awesome and let us help with whatever we wanted in the sailing practice. He is as much a teacher (a very very knowledgeable teacher) as a Captain....More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

A group of 6 of us sailed around Penobscot Bay last week with Captain Dan. It was a GREAT experience. Captain Dan is an amazing host, providing interesting details about the past and present of the Rockland harbor area and bay. In addition, it was...More

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Kevin M
5 September 2016|
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Response from Bufflehead S | Property representative |
Hi, Kevin, Thank you for your interest in sailing with me aboard Bufflehead. A four hour private charter runs 475. To get to an island, and cook up the lobsters and corn ashore as well as sail back into Rockland (into the... More
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