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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-4687
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Ranked #2 of 12 Activities in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Snellville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We sailed on the schooner, Surprise, during our trip to Camden and it was the highlight of our trip. Romero and Nicole (captain and first mate) were great, they made sure everyone was comfortable and were very personable sharing their knowledge of the area while making the sail seem like it was a well choreographed dance...smooth and fun. It was... More

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Camden, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Much thanks to the captain and crew for the beautiful sunset sail today. You make it appear effortless, and now I finally know where LL lives!

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DunmorePA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We sailed on the schooner Surprise on our trip in August. Camden was one of the last stop on our 10 day trek and I was so glad we booked this sail boat. It was such a relaxing time in such a very beautiful coastal area of Maine. The owners were so nice and personal to the guests and they... More

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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Fantastic time sailing in the bay. Captain and mate were wonderful. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful few hours this experience is for you.

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Richardson, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The owners (Nicole and Ramiro) operate the boat. Both they and the boat are charming; and the cruise was great. The fact that the Surprise is a small schooner makes everything much more personal and enjoyable.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Thanks to Nicole and Ramiro, an excellent moment of bliss sailing along the coast on this beautifully restored schooner. If you are interested you can hold the helm! In all a wonderfully relaxing moment... Thanks

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Boston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our first time in Camden, and this was a great way to see the area. My son and I got to help raise the sails and my son took the helm for a while. Ramiro and Nicole were great hosts and were very knowledgeable about the sights we saw while under way. We even saw a sunfish!

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Camden, Maine, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went on a sunset birthday cruise - way more fun than sitting in a restaurant! My girlfriends and I brought champagne and food, and enjoyed the spectacular, changing scenery along with Nicole and Ramiro's company! Such a unique way to celebrate a special occasion! I also sailed with my husband and two young boys on a day sail - we... More

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Biddeford, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

First time sailing out of Camden Maine. What a stupendous day it was. Captain and mate were wonderful. I even steered the schooner for about 45 min.. Would highly recommend this sailing.

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Gloversville, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We have done a few windjammer cruises before and enjoyed them all; but this is our favorite. Ramiro and Nicole are experienced and knowledgeable about sailing, know their vessel as well as the waterways and wildlife of the area, and they have a great way with their guests. We were on the early afternoon trip which was only about half... More

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