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Schooner Lazy Jack

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Address: Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Phone Number: 207-975-2628
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Lazy Jack takes her lines from the traditional Gloucester fishing schooners...

Lazy Jack takes her lines from the traditional Gloucester fishing schooners of the 1850's and has had a colorful and notorious history as a fishing and passenger charter schooner. During the early years Lazy Jack sailed between the East Coast, Man O War Key and Cuba running guns, rum, cigars and bananas. Today Lazy Jack offers 2 hr. day sails or private charters from Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor celebrating 66 years of continuous sailing and 10 years as Boothbay Harbors only historic working schooner. Lazy Jack is owner operated by Captain Joe Tassi and his son Michael.

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Delightful sail

Delightful sail in Booth Bay out into the Atlantic. Very relaxing 2-hour tour with a little narrative and good Q&A. Good value reassonably priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Robert B
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Fair Haven, N.J.
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Fair Haven, N.J.
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Delightful sail in Booth Bay out into the Atlantic. Very relaxing 2-hour tour with a little narrative and good Q&A. Good value reassonably priced.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful 1947 Schooner mostly under sail, with no annoying commentary. Captain & first mate were friendly & helpful. The best way to spend 2 hours. We saw some porpoises & Osprey too!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This Jack is worse than lazy, he has no scruples. I just arrived in Maine and was not familiar with the geography. I mistakenly booked this schooner, the Lazy Jack 1 and arrived in Camden to find that the schooner in that harbor is called the Lazy Jack 2, and the two schooners are no longer related in ownership. The... More 

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captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

Dear thanks for nothing. As you mentioned in your review we do have a written policy regarding refunds, that no-shows will not be refunded. On a scheduled 12:30 pm departure you called at 12:28 pm after the boat was already boarded and we were awaiting your arrival. You called my ticket agent and said that you were 1 1/2 hours... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beautiful sunset cruise. Capt'n Joe was engaging and shared many stories with us. This was our first time sailing (sisters from Virginia) and he made us instantly comfortable with his expertise at the wheel. He and his son Michael make this a very enjoyable experience. A must do if you're in Boothbay Harbor!

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Mineral, Virginia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The weather was wonderful. The view was picture perfect. The Captain knows how to sail. He shared history, answered our questions and treated us like friends. My first time sailing and it was fantastic. Thank you, Cap'n Joe! And First Mate, Michael.

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Thank Ellen Herndon A
captainjoe1, owner/captain at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your sail on Lazy Jack and that it was your first. Making new friends and sharing my schooner is why I do this. Thank you for sailing with us. More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

My 11 year wanted to go on a boat. After reading the Lazy Jack reviews, and the responses Captain Jack gave to rude, unintelligent, previous customers that provided the trip with a bad review, I had to go on the boat just to meet who could be responding with the intelligent snarky responses that were given. The trip was great,... More 

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captainjoe1, Captain/owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your sail and I am pleased that you felt safe. That's important! Everyone on board enjoyed sailing with your son. I didn't mind his questions at all. Thanks for your review. Captain Joe More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful, relaxing afternoon. This is real sailing, not a tourist trap. Exactly what we were hoping to find! Thank you for a great experience.

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North Norfolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Joe and Michael were great hosts on this superb 2 hour sail around Boothbay Harbour. Little use of the motor produced peace. We just saw whatever happened in the sun. Took beer and a picnic. Happy days!

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1 Thank Steve_GNorthNorfolk
Zanesville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We love the Lazy Jack and Joe is really informative on the sights we seen along the way...The view is breath taking, so relaxing.. But be on the look out, you might just see a few seals and dolphins along the way! This is my second time on the Lazy Jack. I don't think you will be disappointed if you... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This was our second trip to Boothbay and our second sail on the Lazy Jack and we will do it again on the next trip. The first time we had plenty of wind, this time not so much but on both we had a great time. Capt. Joe is friendly and informative but you also have quiet time to just... More 

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