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Schooner Appledore II Windjammer Cruise

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Address: 0 Lily Pond Dr., Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: +1 (207)-236-8353
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The Schooner Appledore II, a traditional 86-foot wooden windjammer, offers...

The Schooner Appledore II, a traditional 86-foot wooden windjammer, offers a variety of cruises out of Camden, Maine, and Key West, Florida, including day sails, chartered sails, snorkel sails, and sunset sails.

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The APPLEDORE is one of several schooners (5?) built in New Hampshire by the same builder, Herb Smith, several of which have found their way to Maine over the years. The name... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the evening sailing and sunset was good, although i would recommend taking a thick sweater as it cools down when sailing, the drink flowed with some passengers taking it to excess which was a shame, the food whilst looked ok, they did not provide any tongs which meant the food was handled by everyone, not my idea of hygienic! the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The APPLEDORE is one of several schooners (5?) built in New Hampshire by the same builder, Herb Smith, several of which have found their way to Maine over the years. The name comes from Appledore Island, one of the historic Isles of Shoals, which in turn was named after the town of Appledore in the County of Devon in England.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Sunset cruises are beautiful with nice views of the sun setting behind the Camden Hills. I highly recommend the Schooner Appledore II over any other schooner in Camden because it is a true wooden schooner and you really get the feel of Down East sailing and, it is big enough so that you don't feel crowded. I saw a Pug... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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422 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a beautiful way to see Camden Harbor. It's a two-hour wooden schooner cruise. Would have liked it better if it were 90 minutes; I grew restless. Staff is friendly with lots of information. Photo ops were magnificent. Very hard to find. No address. Down an alley. Leave yourself time.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

What a fantastic trip. We sailed out in rough whether and had a great time. Got absolutely soaked. captain Jeff is the spitting image of Gary Sinise. Great fun. A must do on a trip to Camden.

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Kasilof, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We loved our time on the Appledore. It was relaxing, not crowded and we really enjoyed the captain and crew. We run a charter service in Alaska so we know how important customer service is...these guys are great. Informative 2 hour tour that we will never forget. Thanks for a great time. Mike & Nancy Manns ....Manns Charters, Homer Alaska.

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Huntsville, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was part of a cruise ship excursion so the Schooner was quite full. The wind was great for actually sailing and the crew plus volunteers raised the sails, but we only saw one lighthouse and had a good view of the harbor and mountains, but really little else. This is great if you just want a sailing experience, but... More 

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We were on a time schedule, trying to see & do as much as possible on this vacation. We arrived back in Camden early for our sunset cruise (the Appledore was scheduled to leave harbor at 4:15) & we were advised to arrive at the docks no later than 4:05. We waited and waited. ..and waited. Finally at 5:10 we... More 

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This sunset cruise was so enjoyable. The crew seemed competent and made it fun and informative. The boat is large enough so there is plenty of room to move about. We had perfect weather and were able to see a pretty sunset. We enjoyed participating in raising and lowering the sails and steering. The bloody mary was unique and delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Went out in windy conditions. Captain made sure all were comfortable and provided warm blankets. Very pleasant, personable and professional crew. Couldn't have been happier with the outing.

Thank Margarete L

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