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Address: 16 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: +1 207-236-4687
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A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the...

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.

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Wonderful afternoon

October 14, 2015 If you are looking for a relaxing, enjoyable, memorable afternoon sailing on Penobscot Bay you owe it to yourself to find the Schooner Surprise in Camden. Prior... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

October 14, 2015 If you are looking for a relaxing, enjoyable, memorable afternoon sailing on Penobscot Bay you owe it to yourself to find the Schooner Surprise in Camden. Prior to our trip we were fortunate to meet and visit with Nicole who, along with her husband, own the Schooner Surprise. The Captain and 1st Mate were fun and very... More 

Thank Rg6909
Sanford, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The couple that owns the Surprise, are wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly people! My husband and I went out on a 2 hour sail, and the crew told us about different landmarks we were seeing on the coast. They told us about the history of the ship! I would deffinately take this trip again, should we be in the area!!! Keep up... More 

Thank DSpencer86
Alexandria, VA
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Relaxing and scenic sailboat ride from the Camden water front a few miles down the coast. The skipper and first mate were friendly, knowledgeable, filled the trip with stories about the sights we passed. They allowed younger kids (ten or so) to steer for part of the trip, which was obviously a hit for them. But it is a good... More 

Thank JiminVirginia22305
mineola ny
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My partner and I wanted to get married in Maine on a Schooner and the Schooner Surprise provided us with a perfect experience. Nicole and Ramiro couldn't have been more excited and helpful planning our event on their schooner. They were absolutely accommodating to our wishes. We went out by Curtis Island, and Ramiro did a perfect job officiating the... More 

1 Thank scottmineola
Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The captain and 1st mate were good at keeping us informed as to when to move out of the way of the sails on this beautiful vessel!! We had a gorgeous day for a sail in the end of September and really enjoyed being on the water. Would have loved to have gone out and about some of the many... More 

1 Thank lovbeech
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

During our visit to Camden Main in September 2015 we took the advise of our B & B owner and booked a sail on the Surprise. A fun Captain with a great crew. The surprise only takes 18 passengers on each cruise which makes for a more enjoyable experience with comfortable seating for all. You can appreciate the beauty of... More 

1 Thank TerryOHWesterville
Arley, Alabama
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

What can you say, it's a boat ride. Sort of a hustling type of trip. We had to have a photo op before boarding, which I absolutely detest. Not cold, we seem to float around in a large circle. The guys seem to be hustling for tips, but if you like this type of thing, go for it. Lots of... More 

Thank bramsole
Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this review

I want to thank-you for your review of your ride on board the Schooner Surprise. We greatly appreciate the comments of our passengers so that we can make changes to our sails so they will be the highlight of everyones vacation. We work very hard to choose captains and crew that are safe, knowledgable, and fun to be around to... More 

New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a great sail with our four month old daughter. It was beautiful weather: sufficient wind but relatively smooth water. It was comfortable to take the baby in a carrier and enjoy the sail

Thank Buma2
Jefferson, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

What a beautiful day out on the water. Crew could not be nicer or more professional. A truly enjoyable sail out of Camden Harbor.

Thank Janine H
Rosseau, Ontario
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A very memorable 2-hour sail in the bright sunshine, listening to the relaxed and informative commentary of the captain. It's a beautiful boat, and with a capacity of only 18, it feels like a really intimate and personal experience.

Thank paulabanks

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