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The schooner Windfall II is a 32' traditional sailing vessel offering 1.5-hr. sunset cruises and private sailing charters on Pamlico Sound.We are also available for small weddings. We sail through historic Teach's Hole where the infamous pirate...more
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294 Irvin Garrish Hwy., Ocracoke, NC 27960
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+1 252-928-7245
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 July 2005

We went out on the sunset cruise onboard the 2 masted schnooner "Windfall" while vacationing on Ocracoke Island, NC. What a great evening! The "Windfall" sails for 1 hr 15 minutes around Ocracoke Inlet, leaving at 7:15 PM. The most beautiful sunset! We watched as...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Party of 10 delayed by a 2 hour wait for the ferry, called to say we would be there right at departure time, but not early and the captain cancelled our reservation. Worked out for us as the sunset wasn't very good that evening and...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2015

CUSTOMER SERVICE REVIEW RESPONSE I’m sorry things didn’t work out for your planned sunset sail. When you phoned me from Hatteras an hour before our scheduled departure time to report that you had not yet boarded a ferry, I realized that, at best, you would...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first time sailing. Captain Rob made it so relaxing and interesting. He knows so much about the area, about Blackbeard and about sailing. He even let me take the wheel for a while and was very instructive. If you are in Ocracoke...More

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Robert T, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

It was a pleasure to sail with you, Pam and Jenny. Thanks!

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent sunset sail. Captain Rob is so knowledgeable. You’re in great hands. We couldn’t be happier with the experience.

Thank AnnCN
Robert T, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks for the review. Mariah and I enjoyed sailing with the 3 of you and hope to do so again!

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

What a cool way to see Ocracoke, from the inlet in a schooner with just 5 people aboard. We took an afternoon hour and a half trip and it was beautiful, informative and relaxing.

1  Thank Cheryl B
WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it and look forward to sailing with you again!

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great time today with captivating Ron. Very knowledgeable about sailing and the island. My wife and I have been coming to the island for 8 years and we're looking for something we hadn't done before. Would recommend this to anyone. Our first time...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

I wonder why folks keep calling me Captain Ron? It was fun sailing with you and we look forward to sailing with you again. Thanks for the review! Rob

Reviewed 30 July 2016

Perfect way to spend the evening. Rob and his first mate son Emmett were delightful. This was our third sail and it will be part of each trip in the future. A great value in our opinion. High quality experience.

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thanks for the review and for sailing with us! We're glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to our next cruise together.

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We took our parents on the Windfall II to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Captain Rob and his son Emmett could not have been more accommodating. We all had a great time not only enjoying the ride but also hearing some of Rob's sea stories...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

We're glad you had a good time and we appreciate the review. Hope to see you next time you're on the island!

Reviewed 29 May 2016

We've sailed on all of Captain Rob's sailboats from the original Windfall to Windfall II and the Wilma Lee and have fully enjoyed the experience all times. Captain Rob is a great story teller and historian, and his mates are fun and top notch. It's...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Thanks for the review and thanks for being repeat customers. We look forward to sailing with you again!

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great ride on the Windfall ll. Capt Rob was a great host. The sky was cloud covered and the water choppy but we still enjoyed the ride. Deck hand, Cecelia was amazing at her skill to climb around and make the adjustments.

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thanks for sailing with us and thanks for the review. We look forward to sailing with you again!

Reviewed 22 September 2015

Party of 10 delayed by a 2 hour wait for the ferry, called to say we would be there right at departure time, but not early and the captain cancelled our reservation. Worked out for us as the sunset wasn't very good that evening and...More

1  Thank 51lynn
WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2015

CUSTOMER SERVICE REVIEW RESPONSE I’m sorry things didn’t work out for your planned sunset sail. When you phoned me from Hatteras an hour before our scheduled departure time to report that you had not yet boarded a ferry, I realized that, at best, you would...More

Reviewed 17 September 2015

We were able to catch the sunset cruise and what a fun time we had! We went on the Wilma Jack, a larger sail boat than the Schooner Windfall, but the same crew. There were about 25-30 on this 73' schooner. Seating was comfortable and...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

Thanks for sailing with us and for the review. We hope to see you again!

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