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Address: 20 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 207-633-6598
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Description: Sail the waters of delightful Boothbay Harbor on our 65-foot schooner. See...
Sail the waters of delightful Boothbay Harbor on our 65-foot schooner. See lighthouses, the outer islands, and sea wildlife on a two hour cruise. The Smith family has 30 years of boat building and sea adventures to share with you.
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Once they motor out into the wind and shut off the engine you truly have the wind at your back and sun on your face. Nothing else compares!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Once they motor out into the wind and shut off the engine you truly have the wind at your back and sun on your face. Nothing else compares!

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Media, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a delightful afternoon on this beautiful vessel with Herb and Doris. Everything about this was wonderful including the great stories that Herb and Doris shared with us. I was a little nervous to try it since it was my first experience with sailing and didn't know what to expect. Usually, I'm fine but I have gotten seasick once... More 

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Le Dorat, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took the two hour trip around the harbour and were fortunate enough to have Herb & Doris as our respective helm and crew. An ideal day with just enough wind and good visibility. This was a real experience - so much better than a modern pleasure boat trip. Doris told a host of anecdotes and recounted her's and Herb's... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I have taken many trips on larger schooners for a as much as a week at the time. This sail with Herb and Doris was a wonderful experience leaving us with wishing it was for a longer length of time. Herb is a master at the helm and Doris can set the sails in a hearbeat and... More 

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Bethlehem, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I never realized this should be on my bucket list but it should have been! I had never been on any boat with a sail so this was a first and what a first it was! Doris and Herb gave us an absolutely wonderful tour of the area around Boothbay and told many stories about their sailing journeys. The scenery... More 

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Berea, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went back to Eastwind Schooner and was as pleased as the first time. It is a thrilling and beautiful way to see Boothbay.

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maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Gorgeous sailboat. The builders, Herb and Doris Smith used to do the tours themselves and share stories of their round-the-world trips. Now they are retired, but crew was very nice and the trip can't be beat on a pretty day. We've gone out several times. Always a pleasure.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have sailed on the Eastwind 6 times in the past, but this past June there was an entirely different crew. They were very friendly and gregarious, but in a strong wind they had some major difficulties with the sails. It kind of tainted what is usually a FANTASTIC, MAGICAL 2 hour tour on the Eastwind. We'll try again next... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Schooner Eastwind is a beautiful sailboat and the crew are awesome. We took a smooth 2-hour sail around the Boothbay harbor and toured the lighthouse and islands. We highly recommend this sailing adventure!

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our two hour sail on the schooner Eastwind was the highlight of our vacation in Boothbay Harbor. The boat, built by Herb and Doris Smith, our captain and mate for the sail, is gorgeous. They are fascinating hosts with tales of adventure from sailing around the world. The tour of the harbor and islands with many lighthouses, fascinating history, sightings... More 

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