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

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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went sailing on the Stephen Taber for the third time this past June. It has gotten better each time. Keep in mind that this is not a luxury cruise. The cabins are small and there are two "heads" (bathrooms) for about 25 people. That being said, I don't think there is a better way to spend four days than... More

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Fairfield, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We just completed our 20th week on the Schooner Stephen Taber. Do we love it? Well yes. What's not to like? Historic vessel, outstanding Captain--Noah, wonderful crew, top chef--Anna, and a wine guide not to be missed--Jane. I guess I have one complaint--six days and no sailing in the fog? Come on, this is Maine. 6 perfect days, oh my.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I recommend the schooner Stephen Taber highly. It was lots of fun. I've worked in the hospitality industry and traveled often in many parts of the world. This is a great experience from all points of consideration. All ages enjoyed the trip. All-in-all, "fun" is the best single word to report. Bring: camera, appetite (excellent chef on-board)

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just finished the annual gourmet trip with Chef James of the Frog and Turtle and what an outstanding time it was. Anna the regular chef is great but this was a special treat. A cruise on the Taber is always wonderful. This was our second time. Captain Noah is a great host as well as a very skilled sailor and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had a fantastic time on the Stephen Taber. Captain Noah Barnes and his crew did everything to make it a fun and comfortable trip. I was worried about the on deck shower but it turned out fine. It was very private. The cabins are small but the beds are comfortable. I slept like a baby every night. The food... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This sail ruined us, I mean absolutely RUINED US for lobster, gourmet food, and overall pampered vacations in general. We have sailed and eaten all over this hemisphere and nothing else comes close. Captain Noah and his Crew are incredibly accommodating, the hands-on sailing varied from guest to guest but was as much as each individual wanted, and the food...and... More

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north carolina
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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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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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