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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

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Address: Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
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Description: Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from...
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.
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This was our first trip to Maine and voyage on a tall ship. We have zero experience on a tall ship much less a sail boat but that did not matter. The food was absolutely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Bismarck
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to Maine and voyage on a tall ship. We have zero experience on a tall ship much less a sail boat but that did not matter. The food was absolutely fantastic and this cannot be stressed enough. This was basically camping on a boat and cabins were tight, but it is also worth noting that... More 

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Captain Noah and his crew make this trip. Despite cold weather (bring your parka in May!) it was a fabulous trip - the bonhomie among the crew quickly infected the passengers - it was always more fun on deck than below despite the weather. And the food - divine is too modest. Anna is inspiring as a chef and makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for an adventure off the coast of Maine, check out the Schooner Steven Taber. We had a wonderful four days on the water. The food was absolutely awesome. The only drawback is the sleeping quarters. It's a small, cramped cabin and you can hear everyone else on the boat. I would describe it as a camping trip... More 

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Pennsylvania
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I, along with four other couples we knew went on the 4 day wine trip in August. What a fun time. Wine critic Michael Greene was on the trip, he explained each wine, all which was paired with food. A wonderful time. Noah and crew did a great job sailing, feeding, and entertaining us. A highlight was... More 

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Branford, Connecticut, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a fabulous trip!!!! this is a MUST to put on your bucket list... Captain Noah, his crew, Tyler, Tiffany, Zack and Chris were outstanding!! and of course Chef Scott !! we laughed and laughed, heard incredible music by the Captain and Tyler!! so talented... and also from fellow passengers, what fun!! and then there is the food!! Chef Scott... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I have taken many exciting vacations but none quite like this. This is an absolute MUST for any adventurer. We took the three day trip to see if we would like it and when it was over did NOT want to get off the boat. The trip was awesome....exciting....a bit scarey at times.....fun.....suspenseful......and the food was incredible!!!... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We sailed on the Stephen Taber with my father, his wife and it was a wonderful 4 day cruise. They had sailed several times before us and raved about their trips. Unlike the individual who posted a Trip Advisor review and complained, we had a good idea what to expect, but the trip was better than we could have expected.... More 

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Vienna, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While it's taken some time for the delicious wine buzz to wear off, my husband and I enjoyed the wine cruise, 8/22-8/26/14, with Michael Greene lecturing and entertaining us with wines! thematically selected by Jane(Capt. Noah's beautiful and knowledgable wife). The schooner is authentic and just beautiful, the main deck quite roomy, and a perfect size for the number of... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An outstanding experience on a century old + sailing schooner. Powered only by wind and with no fixed itinerary, Capt Noah Barnes and his crew made this a memorable experience. The food, the wine, the company was all outstanding. Capt Barnes is an experienced mariner, a raconteur, a wine and cheese aficionado and is an exceptional tour guide. By way... More 

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Damariscotta, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My family and I recently had a wonderful time on a 4 day trip in Penobscot Bay on the Stephen Taber. Captain Noah and his crew provided an experience marked by expert sailing, superior hospitality and fantastic meals. We all greatly enjoyed our experience and hope to be back soon.

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