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“Best hosts for our schooner tour in maine”
Review of Schooner Surprise

Schooner Surprise
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant Surprise, lets you experience both Camden and Penobscot Bay in a truly special and memorable way.
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The boat owners “captained” and “first mated” this schooner tour - they were both knowledgeable and entertaining while being extremely genuine and personable the entire trip. It was a great way to see Maine from the water!

Date of experience: October 2017
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"beautiful boat"
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"hour sail"
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"sunset cruise"
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"penobscot bay"
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"full moon"
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"two hours"
in 29 reviews
"perfect afternoon"
in 12 reviews
"great trip"
in 24 reviews
"camden harbor"
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"his wife"
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"captain and crew"
in 25 reviews
"sailing experience"
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"late afternoon"
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"weather was perfect"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"local history"
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"maine coast"
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This boat was built long time ago. Can’t remember. I think the captain said 1920s? Well whatever it’s been kept in good condition. The staff on board was really nice. I enjoyed my time. Bring a light jacket.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank julu112005
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Will and Nicole took great care of us with lots of stories and info about Camden and the boat. They really made an effort to connect with everyone onboard and we agreed that made the difference between a cold sail and a highlight of our trip to Maine. You can bring your own snacks and alcohol and they’ll let you drive the boat if you want a photo op. There is also a bathroom to use. It was a little cold when we sailed but they had blankets onboard for us that helped a lot. We saw the Margaret Todd in Bar Harbor and we all agreed that although it is a beautiful vessel, there is no way a boat that big could match the individual attention you get on the Surprise. This lived up to all the great reviews I had read on TA before booking.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank WJDCMH
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This was a great way to see the coast from the water side. Prompt interesting and beautiful. With it for sure!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was a wonderful sunset sail. The captain and his mate were very interesting as they told us about the area as we sailed. The surprise was when my wife volunteered to raise/lower a sail and also steered the ship. This made her very happy. Affordable and worth it.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Roger B
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