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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
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Ranked #2 of 15 Activities in Rockland
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from Rockland Harbor, taking guests on four and six day windjammer sailing... more » Owner description: Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from Rockland Harbor, taking guests on four and six day windjammer sailing adventures on the legendary Maine coast. The Schooner Stephen Taber is the oldest sailing vessel in continuous service in the United States, and a National Historic Landmark. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just came back from our fourth trip on the Taber. Best yet. Even the weather was perfect. More than half the people sailing on our trip were repeat guests, many, including my wife and I multiple times. That should say a lot about how this mighty vessel is operated. If you want something, ask. Their passengers come first. The crew... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food, the food, the food. What a surprise! Awesome gourmet offerings on our week long cruise. Great staff, great captain, historical ship. Fishing left something to be desired, but that had nothing to do with the Tabor. Rustic, but very well done, considering the ship was built in 1871. Needless to say, the owner/captain does this because he loves... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's hard to pinpoint what makes a trip on the historic Stephen Taber schooner so memorable. Is it the unspoiled beauty of Maine's Penobscot Bay? The graciousness of the schooner's crew? The delicious food? The easy camaraderie that occurs onboard between sailors? Or the infectious good-nature of Captain Noah Barnes? At the risk of gushing about my recent 6-night stay... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I LOVED my time on the Stephen Taber!!!!! I enjoyed a long career in the Navy and it was GREAT to get back to the roots of the old sailing days. This was a wonderful vacation that brought on many things to see and enjoy. You have NEVER seen a sunrise or sunset until you see them underway. The Captain... More

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Yorktown, VA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went on a 4 day schooner trip in July and enjoyed it immensely. The weather was not that great but that did little to dampen our enthusiasm for returning. Noah Barnes is a very capable mariner, guide, showman, and an excellent host. He loves what he is doing, showing people what it's like to sail a 100 year old... More

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Carrollton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My friends and I experienced our first windjammer cruise on the Stephen Taber the end of May. It was four days of fabulous food and wine, interesting people and the best sleep I've had in months. This adventure was interactive. Anna, the chef, allowed those interested to assist in the galley. We were invited to raise the sails and the... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Incredible, enjoyable and unforgettable. Went on the inaugural foodie cruise on the schooner Stepen Taber, co-sponsored by Downeast Magazine. First night was an olive oil and balsamic tasting at Fiore in Rockland and dinner at Rockland's "In Good Company." Then five days sailing to islands in Penobscot Bay, chocolate class with Black Dinah Chocolates, luncheon with food historian Sandy Oliver,... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went on a 4-day schooner trip and loved every moment of it: the great crew and captain, the evening apps and wine-pairings, the delicious and gourmet meals cooked in a wood-burning oven...and the rest of the guests were delightful. It was an amazing adventure that we have already planned to book again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Let me tell you I have had 3 different occasions with my boys over a 3 year time . The last one was on the Stephen Tabor. If your looking for a 5 star hotel room, you will not find it on any schooner. To see the last review in a injustice to say the least. The sleeping quarters are... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've been on the Stephen Taber 3 times now, and the experience never fails to disappoint, I now dream all year about my upcoming summer vacation on the schooner. I go by myself, but no matter, because everyone is my friend in a short time. I'm a big foodie, and the food is impressive, its expertly prepared and best of... More

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