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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

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Address: Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 1-800-999-7352
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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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Not a day cruise, but a 5 day adventure

The most exciting vacation ever! Sailing the seas on a century old schooner! The crew was amazing, the food and wine were awesome! Something most of us never get a chance to do!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
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Lilburn, Georgia
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Lilburn, Georgia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The most exciting vacation ever! Sailing the seas on a century old schooner! The crew was amazing, the food and wine were awesome! Something most of us never get a chance to do!

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Ashville, New York
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect adventure on our four night trip up the coast of Maine on the The Stephen Taber. The weather started out a little iffy but quickly turned to autumn beauty as we sailed the Penobscot Bay with side trips into the beautiful coves and small villages that surround it. Capt. Noah and his... More 

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South Boston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Would you like to wake to the smell of sea and coffee, pile out of your bunk and into a hot shower, and share scrumptious Maine cooking from an onboard wood stove with like minded seafarers? Then this is the place to be. TheStephen Taber is in ship shape condition and is sailed skilfully by captain Noah Barnes and his... More 

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Houston, Tx
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This 1871 schooner is in tip-top shape, the captain and crew are wonderful hosts, hard workers, and excellent sailors. This is real sailing, friends! And Captain Noah definitely knows what he's doing and has a a great team assembled. The food is fabulous and plentiful (pace yourself!), lovingly and expertly planned and prepared. The accommodations are rustic but quite comfortable.... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I did this four night trip with my wife and somewhat reluctant 23 year daughter and it was the highlight of our trip to the USA. We are keen sailors and this was a trip that sailors would love because it involved sailing a beautifully maintained schooner built in 1871. It has always been in service which in part must... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is not often that you have an opportunity to join a group of like minded travelers on an adventure that combines natural beauty, active participation and great food! The Stephen Tabor provides all this and more. The boat is a classic schooner with a colorful history, a wood stove in the galley, and small, but very comfortable cabins. Our... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is the real deal, folks! If you're looking for posh vacation, this won't fit the bill. If you're looking for real adventure & amazing food, we couldn't recommend the Tabor more highly. The Captain & crew are really fantastic people--skilled & knowledgeable like nobody's business, quick-witted & funny, and deeply hospitable. We really admire the good hard work they... More 

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Thank you so much for writing this. It really means so much and helps our business. We're so happy you enjoyed yourself!! More 

Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Best trip ever! Amazing comradery of "not the norm" kind of shipmates, food beyond your imagination, optional workouts of bringing in the anchor & raising sails, the best wines ever, and many surprises! 😉Experience of a lifetime - just do it!!!#nevergoingonacruiseshipafterthestephentaber

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Poway
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Schooner Stephen Taber was an amazing adventure. Sailing along the Maine Coast provided my wife and I with one of our best vacations ever. Not only was the scenery amazing, the gourmet food and wine each night made this a trip not to miss! Captain Noah and crew take amazing care of their guests. This is a trip you need... More 

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South Jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was our second trip on the Stephen Taber and you'd be hard pressed to find a better salve to your daily stress than sailing the beautiful waters of Penobscot Bay with the amazing Captain Noah and his great crew. As many others have mentioned, this cruise is not for everyone, as the accommodations are intimate and amenities few -... More 

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