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Schooner Yacht Heron

111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
+1 207-236-8605
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You can't count on the weather

The Heron is a beautiful sailboat and the boarding was organized. The weather was extremely foggy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charles E M
Hampton, United States
Stellar evening on the water

The best addition to such a stellar evening was this trip with Twig, Bonnie and Sarah. The food was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris H
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Sail the Maine Coast aboard Schooner Yacht HERON, a 65' John Alden designed Classic Schooner Yacht. Experience the thrill of sailing a classic wooden schooner. HERON is fast and steady as she sails among the pristine islands of Penobscot Bay. The Schooner Yacht HERON is truly the finest day sailer in the fleet. Quality sails offered daily. Enjoy Maine's tastiest Lobster Roll lunch, educational Indian Island Lighthouse/Eco tour or a relaxing Sunset Dinner Sail. Private sails, group and custom charters also available. HERON is family built, owned and operated by the Bower family of Camden, Maine.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
+1 207-236-8605
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Heron is a beautiful sailboat and the boarding was organized. The weather was extremely foggy but actually added to the mystique of the sea, The hostess was informative, and friendly. Our only complaint was the tea served was lukewarm (at best), the coffee (instant)...More

Thank Charles E M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best addition to such a stellar evening was this trip with Twig, Bonnie and Sarah. The food was great along with the stories and the scenery. The clouds took the sunset but didn't dampen the trip in the least.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a delightful afternoon we had when we sailed on the Heron! It was glorious blue sky day, winds a bit light, the Captain and crew did a great job finding the winds that took us down to Rockland so we could participate in the...More

Thank Dianna g
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're near Rockport don't miss the opportunity to sail with Captain Twig on the Heron. This lovely schooner got us to Rockland in plenty of time to dance among the big windjammers during the Parade of Sail.

Thank Catocop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have taken this sail years ago and it did not disappoint. Some were nervous about the weather but we stuck to the plan. As it turned out we had plenty of room as the people scared off left us with sunny skies and great...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the samoset playing golf this week... an got bored in rockport... decided to take a sail with Twig an crew on the Schooner yacht!!! Was an awesome experience!! Was the best thing we did in Maine... not to mention captain Twig...More

Thank markass456
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice easy sail out from rockland and back again. Yummy food too. A good experience and introduction to sailing

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time we had taken this schooner cruise, but a friend had recommended it and had been several times. Twig and his wife were our hosts and were charming, telling us facts about the bay. We brought our own wine and enjoyed...More

Thank pmccabe2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this great Schooner by accident, after floundering around on several of the other "Scows". You need to be a Sailor to appreciate the lines, performance and and 8.4 knot speed.of the "HERON:.The Captain ,his wife and crew make this a fun "ALL TIME"...More

Thank papyruscmdts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful experience on a beautiful summer day. We had never been on a sail before. So amazing watching the people raise the sails. The captain and his eife and first mate made everyone feel welcome and iffered their knowledge of the area with...More

Thank noobeegin
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4 September 2015|
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Response from Brian G | Reviewed this property |
They do not provide a 'narrative' , but will answer any and all questions. I'm sure if you request details as to what you are seeing they will be more than happy to accommodate the request.
Cheryl C
6 June 2015|
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Response from Bonnie S | Property representative |
Island sail with lunch is 3 hrs, cost $65 Eco sail 2.5 hrs Cost $50 Sunset Dinner 2.5 hr Cost $75