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Schooner Eleanor Sailing Tours

Address: P. O. Box 572, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
Phone Number: (207) 967-8809
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Ranked #4 of 12 Activities in Kennebunkport
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We really enjoyed sailing up the coast of Kennebunkport, ME and seeing all the coast line and former president Bush's Kennebunkport home. The Captain was great and answered any questions the we all had. When we return to Kennebunkport, we will be looking up the Schooner Eleanor again! I only wish the cruise lasted longer than two hours...

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Nottingham
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I was lucky enough to be able to go out on Eleanor's last trip of the season. The weather was kind and the views stunning. The crew were excellent hosts and Eleanor sails beautifully and silently.

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San Antonio, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Captain Rich Woodman and his crew make this a very enjoyable time. We have done both the afternoon and evening salings. Both are wonderful, but Hoss (the boat dog) does not do the evening sailing. This year we did the afternoon sailing. Captain Rich knows a great deal about boats, sailing and Kennebunkport. There is water aboard as well as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
61 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

So folks, I'm not sure if this is an accurate review, but I just wanted to pass along our thoughts about the Schooner Eleanor which we saw sailing elegantly past Walkers Point two Thursdays ago while staying in the area. We drove to the dock , but the night sail that evening and the next two sails the following day... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

August 27, 2014 This was a totally great experience. The boat is perfect. The crew was friendly, helpful, and knew a great deal about the area. The weather was perfect. The scenery was spectacular. Really added to our enjoyment of the trip to Maine in a big way.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent sightseeing tour of the Kennebunkport coastline. No matter what your age, you'll enjoy this tour. Crew was very accommodating and professional.

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Holland PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

From the time we were greeted by the very lovely Kate, the attentive crew and Capt. Rich, my Mother and I had a great time. We visited on Saturday Aug. 28th for the first sailing of the day. The narration we received of the local sites and the use of binoculars was very good. Would highly recommend to all who... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went in early August and had a wonderful time. The captain and crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. We brought a bottle of wine and have a very relaxing Maine experience before going to dinner in Kennebunkport. I highly recommend it!

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Port Elgin, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great experience sailing out of the coast. Captain and crew were informative and helpful. They let you bring food and drinks so go at 4 and enjoy beers before dinner. I liked how they wouldn't go if it was foggy saying how they wanted everyone to enjoy it. Highly recommend it worth the money

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Central NY State
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I have sailed on other schooners previously and always had a pleasant and enjoyable time. Based on all the positive reviews for the Eleanor, we looked forward to more of the same. Instead, we experienced what can best be described as a boring and unimformative 2 hour sailing trip. On all our previous sails on other vessels,... More 

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caprich2014, Owner at Schooner Eleanor Sailing Tours, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your trip aboard the Eleanor..My crew and I always try to engage our passengers with enough conversation to determine what level of informative banter is desired by our guests. We enjoy discussing our local history of shipbuilding, commercial fishing, and tourism. After 25 years of operating sailing trips in Kennebunkport, I have... More 

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