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Address: 16 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: +1 207-236-4687
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Description: A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant...
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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Wine sail with Erica Archer was great

Erica Archer held her Wine Wise Events wine sail on the Schooner Surprise at sunset in Penobscot Bay. There were thirteen in our group. We did wines of Piedmont. Erica explained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Perfect night for a sunset cruise. Reservation process easy and efficient. Even called to confirm. That was nice because it had cancel due to weather the evening before. Because of that, we had a full boat of 19. Lovely vessel. We sat towards the front, so was hard to hear the captain talk. He did let us take pictures at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Erica Archer held her Wine Wise Events wine sail on the Schooner Surprise at sunset in Penobscot Bay. There were thirteen in our group. We did wines of Piedmont. Erica explained the wines and a bit about wine in general for those not familiar. Plenty of fruit, wine and cheese and crackers. They had gluten-free crackers for my husband with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing experience. Nicole and Ramiro were friendly and informative. Took their time to talk to everyone onboard. Nicole shared the history of the "Surprise" with us. I got to help raise the sails and Ramiro let me steer for a bit. This is our first experience on a sailboat and it could not have been more perfect.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great experience - Nicole and her husband are the best captain and mate on the water. They are hospitable, informative and have the right blend of giving you space while creating a great experience. They are both knowledgeable and gave my husband and I a wonderful schooner memory.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a great sail with the owners at the helm of the Schooner Surprise. The weather was perfect and the owners very friendly and welcoming...they even gave my wife a gift for her birthday. We had a great time and highly recommend a sail on the Surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nicole and Ramiro are a lovely couple who make this 2-hour cruise on Penobscot Bay memorable and fun! Nicole is the first mate, while Ramiro is the captain. Guests are invited to help with the rigging and steering of the sailboat, which is truly a treasure. It was built in 1918 and has been lovingly maintained. They really personalize the... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I love a guided tour. That being said, I'm pretty particular about my hosts. I recognize now that it's very, very difficult to strike the delicate balance between outgoing, engaging, and knowledgeable . . . and over-the-top and distracting. The husband and wife team piloting the Surprise is absolutely perfect. While he steers you out of the bay (and, later,... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nicole and Ramiro did a fantastic job keeping the sailing trip interesting, safe and stress free for my elderly mother and the 8 other guests. Their boat is immaculate and comfortable and they also provided blankets for the chilly patrons. They clearly love their historical schooner and they take great interest in their guests to ensure a memorable sail is... More 

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New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We've taken several of the sailing trips out of Camden over the years, and they have really all been good. I can't say the Surprise was better or worse than the Olad or the Appledore. They all are lovely vessels, they all have had friendly crew and been accommodating. I would recommend the Surprise if you are looking for fewer... More 

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Jefferson, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

These folks are old hands at sailing. They raised their kids on a schooner while sailing around the world. I haven't been aboard with them for a while, but their trip is as good as any, and their stories better. You really can't go wrong with any of the day sailors out of Camden and Rockport, or Rockland, for that... More 

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Address: 16 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: +1 207-236-4687
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

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