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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
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Ranked #3 of 14 activities in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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north carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Stephen Taber was a wonderful experience, but if I did it again I would go in July or August. Firstly, the cabins are tiny!! If you are in anyway claustrophobic or infirmed, this may not be for you. You have to climb down a ladder to your cabin. Their is very little room to stand-just at the sink. You... More

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La Porte. IN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My first trip to Maine, and I got to enjoy a four day cruise on the Stephen Taber. The ship is 143 years old, and she has been in continuous service since 1871! Captain Noah Barnes is a foodie, cheese expert, musician and all around host. I noticed that he talked to all of the passengers. The food was incredible!... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was our second Wind Jammer trip but the first on the Stephen Taber. We have already started planning our next trip. Captain Noah and his crew are absolutely amazing and gracious at every turn. We fell in love with them the minute we stepped aboard! It is so refreshing in today's world of large corporations running everything to have... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

First time on such a cruise for us - really wonderful experience. The coast of Maine was beautiful in September (and probably any time of year), the crew were great (fun and helpful), the ship is wonderful, and the food and wine were stunning. If you are a bit adventurous and if you enjoy gourmet cooking, great company on a... More

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is our third time aboard the Taber in 3 summers. This time our sail was a 4 day wine and cheese specialty cruise. Each trip the Cap and crew outdo themselves-private island lobster bake - a wedding renewal of vows - amazing wines from Spain, France and the world - cheeses that made you want to run to the... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My husband and I just spent four nights aboard the Stephen Taber and are raving about it to all of our friends. The ship is absolutely beautiful and kept in pristine condition. The food is AMAZING! The fact that Chef Anna can create gourmet meals on a wood burning stove is unbelievable. Frittatas, homemade muffins, bacon, and wonderful coffee for... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My family did a a four night sail this summer and had a terrific time. Captain Noah and his crew made everyone feel at home and provided plenty of opportunities for passengers who wanted to help raise the sails. We were fortunate that all the passengers were friendly and would spend the nights laughing, drinking, and participating in group sing... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Food was wonderful. Capt. Noah was so generous with the lobster bake. It was a great experience. I could only eat two lobsters. Chuck had three. They begged us to eat more. Maine is so beautiful and being on the Taber made it so worthwhile.

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South Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

There is nothing to compare with the company, the live music, the amazing food and some fantastic sailing aboard one of the oldest, traditional sailing vessels still earning her living on the Maine Coast. I roll the memories over and over in my mind like a fine single malt whisky because I know they need to last me an entire... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is not a once in a lifetime experience...you can do it again. In fact, we just returned from our second sailing adventure on the Schooner Stephen Taber. The Stephen Taber has been in operating since 1841 and is restored to pristine condition and cared for lovingly by Captain Noah Barnes, his wife Jane and their dedicated (and spirited) crew.... More

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