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Schooner Surprise

Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843
207-236-4687
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Ranked #2 of 11 activities in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were fortunate to be in Camden with gorgeous weather, and it was the perfect opportunity to be on the water and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We could not have been more pleased with our decision to sail on the Surprise with such a lovely couple, Nicole and Ramiro, who are the new owners of this sweet and historic schooner,... More

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Manchester, NH
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We're not boaters, but we do like to get out on the water. This smaller-sized schooner was perfect. Because of its size, it doesn't get over-packed with people. It certainly helped that the weather we had was perfect for a sail -- sunny, warm, good breeze, but not too windy and the water wasn't choppy. When it got cool out... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We just sailed for the second time with the Surprise within 2 days. We couldn't get enough. Beautiful boat, gorgeous scenery, and delightful owners. A must for anyone visiting Camden!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Sailed on the Surprise in early June. The couple who owns it and runs tours were wonderful and very knowledgeable. They took time to talk with visitors, even letting us raise sails and steer the boat ourselves for a few minutes each. What a thrill and a unique experience! You get beautiful views of the harbor, the shoreline, and the... More

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Moosup, Connecticut
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

2hour cruise on sailboat from the center of Camden Harbor. Several other boats offering similar trips. Discount for paying cash was reason to select this option. Congenial "skipper" and first mate..husband and wife. Guests able to help raise sails and "assist" with the helm.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I went to Camden, ME for our honeymoon in October 2013. Our first day there we went on the Surprise, with Captain Jack and Barbara. The Sunset cruise was amazing, very romantic. Such a beautiful boat, very nice to everyone on the board. They made time to talk to all 18 people on board and were very... More

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Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The Surprise is beautiful. The trip was perfect. Thank you Capt.'s Jack & Barbara for sharing your boat, your stories and your passion for sailing and living life to the fullest degree. This was an experience we will never forget. The postcard town of Camden is the exact place you would expect this trip to take place. When the time... More

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Dorset, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Schooner Surprise is a beautiful boat and the Captain and his "Mate"(wife) are a delightful couple with lots of interesting stories to tell. They made everyone very comfortable and relaxed. Although doing it for a long, long time, they still were enjoying it and the people and having fun. Could not have been better. We highly recommend spending a... More

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Dover Foxcroft, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I didn't hesitate giving the Schooner Surprise cruise 5 stars. Such a beautiful and comfortable boat and reasonably priced too. Capt Jack and his 1st mate Barbara (on the boat and in real life!) were such nice people. Not only were they full of wonderful stories and interesting facts about the area and the other boats that we encountered... they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this tour and it was a wonderful experience. It was a great introduction to Camden and Jack and Barbara are the perfect hosts. Thank you so much for a lovely afternoon.

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