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Schooner Lazy Jack

Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME
207-975-2628
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nassau, Bahamas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our visit to Boothbay, Maine would not have been complete without a trip out in the bay by schooner. We selected the "Lazy Jack" as she only carries 14 people and we wanted the feel of a personal sail, rather than a commercial one. Our choice proved to be a good decision. The sailing vessel herself was very well maintained... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Saw seals, porpoise, fat little puffin like birds (gillimuks), osprey on their nests, with chicks, a working lobster boat crew pulling and checking their pots, other tall ships with full sails-under a blue sky with a nice small group. Captain O'Connor is very interesting to listen to and knows so much about the area. His first mate, Jennifer (?) is... More

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Binghamton, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Both family friendly and a real sail! Couldn't ask for a better more peaceful sail through Boothbay. We really enjoy the quiet, beautiful view and an authentic sailing experience with our family! And Joe tells a good joke!

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Morris Plains
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were in boothbay harbor for a few days and took a ride on lazy jacks schooner. Captain joe was personable and easy going. The boat was beautiful and just a great way to see boothbay from a different perspective. Just a lot of fun. I would recommend hanging out on lazy jacks!

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Chappaqua, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You MUST take 2 hours for a sail on the Lazy Jack! This beautiful wooden schooner carries just 14 passengers' and 2 cute crew. It goes out several times a day and feels so much more personal than the bigger tour boats that criss-cross the harbor. We even brought our dog once; she loved it too!

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Winchester
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was our 9th year sailing with Joe (Captain), his son, Michael and new First Mate, Nate. Our last day and final sail for the year was fantastic - perfect weather and great conversation. Captain Joe talked about the history of the schooner but let us all enjoy the peace and quiet of the sail itself. He does not go... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family and I set sail on the lazy jack on the 11th of august. It was so peaceful and relaxing to be out on the water gliding over the waves. The captain and the first mate we very friendly and answered every question we ask. (that was at the beginning of the ride) because as time passed we were... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Captain Joe gave us a great sail aboard the Lazy Jack. The vessel is the real deal, meaning that the all wood construction, wooden blocks, and vintage looking sails make for an authentic experience. Captain Joe did not bore us with running commentary about other boats, sights on shore, or the wildlife. But if you ask him a question, he... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took our three children (11 to 4) out for a 2 hour excursion and they all have now fallen in love with sailing. What more is there to say? Worth the time and money.

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Albany, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Enjoyed a great sail on the Lazy Jack this past Saturday. Perfect boat and crew if you're looking to enjoy the views and the water. This is not a touristy type of ride with someone belting a bunch of noise through speakers. This is a peaceful, quiet sail with good people. The captain and his first mate were very capable,... More

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