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Schooner Yacht Heron

111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
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Great sail ⛵

Captain and crew were great. Beautiful senery at Harbor and out to view seals. Even though high... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mary F
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Took the Eco Cruise

Sailing from 2 to 4:30 most afternoons, this is a good way to spend an afternoon. The crew owns... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SPN21
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Ringgold, Georgia
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“eco tour” (13 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Captain and crew were great. Beautiful senery at Harbor and out to view seals. Even though high tide. Would definitely recommend without hesitation. Guide was very colorful with history and stories of area....

Thank Mary F
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bonnie s, Manager at Schooner Yacht Heron, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad you enjoyed the sail. Every trip is different with wind direction, tide, and the varied wildlife we see. Always a new and exciting experience we like to share with our guests.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sailing from 2 to 4:30 most afternoons, this is a good way to spend an afternoon. The crew owns and operates the schooner with some help from extra crew. In fact the owners built the boat themselves. It is a beautiful vessel. The crew was...More

Thank SPN21
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bonnie s, Manager at Schooner Yacht Heron, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the informative review. So glad you liked the sail.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

IT felt like we were enjoying the afternoon with friends . Cool weather brought hot cocoa and cookies. Hmmm good.. The wind required us to hang on as " Heron" leaned and cut her way through the waves . Really fun A Big Thank you...More

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bonnie s, Manager at Schooner Yacht Heron, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Tom and Muguette, Glad you enjoyed the sail! We love it when people appreciate the real sailing experience the Heron bestows. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Schooner Heron sails out of a beautiful harbor. From the greeting on the dock until they say goodbye you will feel like welcomed guests. The captain and crew tell you the very interesting history of the area and boating, while pointing out wildlife as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having sailed on the Heron for several summers in a row, this last sail certainly did not disappoint! There were four in our group, two who had little sailing experience. The Captain and crew, combined with the wind, gave us a wonderful sail! It wasn't...More

1  Thank Brenda A
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bonnie s, Manager at Schooner Yacht Heron, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed the sail! You really experienced the fine sailing capabilities of the Heron and crew. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Schooner Yacht Heron is a classic yacht skippered by dedicated, knowledgeable and personable owners. Don't miss this experience, out of gorgeous Rockport Harbor. My parents went on their evening dinner cruise years ago, and found it unforgettable as well. I send everyone there! Magnificent vessel,...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The boat is lovely and the Captain knows his stuff. Didn't have food on our cruise but the lobster roll cruise sounds like fun!

Thank mahlon h
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We have sailed the Maine coast with our own boat for many years and found Penobscot Bay to be the most delightful. Now in our eighties, we are no longer able to do it alone and therefore enjoy day cruises to renew found memories. We...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Beautiful day for a sail on a very nice schooner! Sitting in the cockpit with a nice breeze catching the sails and the boat healing over was a wonderful experience!

Thank Chuck C
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went on the Eco tour. Had a blast. Nice just getting on the water. Perfect day. Nice wind but no real chop. Crew was experienced, helpful and knowledgeable. Nicest part of our trip, really.

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KBNewHampshire
20 August 2017|
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Response from Russ P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I was told there is a head but did not use it myself. It is a complete working yacht.
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Janetkay94
4 September 2015|
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Response from Bonnie S | Property representative |
I would suggest you take our afternoon eco sail if you wanted the full narrative of the history of Rockport, Indian Island Lighthouse, lobstering and the wildlife of the area. This is our focus on the afternoon eco sail. We... More
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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
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