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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
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Ranked #2 of 14 Activities in Rockland
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from Rockland Harbor, taking...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing 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 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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Branford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I had never sailed on a schooner, and had both expectations and some trepidation. The reviews on Trip Advisor were SO positive, it was hard to imagine it could all be true. So, let's start with the FOOD... Chef Anna is a charming, brilliant magician with her wood stove. Meals rivaled the best restaurants anywhere, truly. And... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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