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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-4687
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Ranked #3 of 11 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Far Hills, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We sailed at 5:15pm and had a wonderful time. You can bring wine and really enjoy the two hours. Would recommend the trip. The owners are wonderful; the boat is beautiful.

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a lovely way to spend the late afternoon. We took our two teenagers, aunt and grandmother out on the Surprise for the 5:15 sail. The young couple, Nicole and Ramiro, who bought the schooner from its previous longtime owners were delightful hosts, full of information about the bay and the surrounding islands. The Surprise, unlike the larger schooners that... More

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Apopka
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This schooner is owned by a husband and wife and are the friendliness people you can meet. They sit with you and their boat holds only 18 people. They let you take the wheel of the boat and that is fun. You can take a sandwich on the boat and wine and eat while you are cruising. It is worth... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed an evening cruise out from Camden. The skipper and his wife were engaging, experienced sailors who shared their personal stories, along with the history of this early 1900's boat. Unfortunately, the winds were very calm so we didn't get to experience the Surprise at her full force dance, but still it was a relaxing, lovely experience. The price... More

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South Berwick, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nicole and Ramiro, owners of the Surprise, were a highlight of my recent wedding weekend plans. My husband and I ran two two-hour sails back to back and enjoyed spending some time with our guests in a beautifully perfect Maine setting. Nicole catered the sails for us, as she has a background in catering as well. Her culinary skills are... More

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