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Schooner Windfall II

294 Irvin Garrish Hwy., P.O. Box 544, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-7245
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Ranked #2 of 15 activities in Ocracoke
Type: Tours
Owner description: The schooner Windfall II is a 32' traditional sailing vessel offering 1.5-hr. sunset cruises and private sailing charters on Pamlico Sound.We are also... more » Owner description: The schooner Windfall II is a 32' traditional sailing vessel offering 1.5-hr. sunset cruises and private sailing charters on Pamlico Sound.We are also available for small weddings. We sail through historic Teach's Hole where the infamous pirate Blackbeard was defeated and beheaded in 1718. The captain appeared in the 2-hr. History Channel documentary, "True Caribbean Pirates" in 2006. « less
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Marvell, arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The sail was amazing. Captain Rob is terrific! He knows tons of history about the island and black beard and is a joy to talk with. We loved every bit of it.

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raleigh, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I arrived on Ocracoke on Saturday evening after doing the Lighthouses of the OBX and Wright Brothers Memorial just in time to catch the Schooner Windfall II for an evening sail. What a relaxing and gorgeous way to end our day. Captain Rob and Emmet did their best to give us a little Blackbeard history, some island... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were 15min into a sunset cruise when the steering broke and we had to turn back! Bad luck. Yet in that short time we enjoyed watching how nicely the crew pulled up the sails and the boat sailed along. When the steering broke, the captain used the two propellers to guide us back into the docks, no problem! Amazing!... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We went on a sunset cruise aboard the Wilma Lee with Captain Rob. We had a beautiful evening. We saw a spectacular sunset and the moonrise over Silver Lake. We took our toddler and baby. My two year-old enjoyed it very much. We were able to bring light snacks on board. We spent $90 for our family of four. We'll... More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sailing with us and especially for the nice comments. We look forward to sailing with you again! More

ocracoke, nc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

You won't want to miss a trip with Captain Rob Temple and crew on the Wind Fall II or the Wilma Lee. I've been on both and have treasured memories! There is nothing like being out on the water under sail at sunset! This is a must-do for the entire family. I brought my newborn daughter on the Wind Fall... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Sailing with Captain Rob is a grand Ocracoke experience. We went out in the late afternoon on the Wilma Lee, a beautifully restored historic skipjack, a large oyster boat. It was fascinating to watch the teamwork between Rob and bis teenage son Emmet, whose maturity goes far beyond his years. Rob's sailing skills are superb and the views from the... More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your sail on the Wilma Lee. She offers a sailing experience somewhat different from our schooners but, from the feedback we've gotten so far, folks seem to love it. We look forward to sailing with you again! Thanks for the review. More

Norlina, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Best money spent on the island. The captain and his crew were friendly and made it the perfect sunset sail. It was worth every penny and then some. Thank you for a great experience!

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sailing with us and thanks for the kind words! More

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Rob was a great captain and we enjoyed the cruise. Weather did not provide us with a sunset to view but the ship and crew were great! This was my first sailing cruise and it was an awesome time. We will be booking another cruise later this summer.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had a wonderful sunset cruise aboard the windfall with captain Rob. He is a wonderfully nice, soft-spoken man and the views from the water were great. As others have said, it gets a bit tight with six people aboard, so bring some wine and a snack, but don't expect room for a full picnic. A wonderful way to spend... More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for the kudos. We're glad you enjoyed your sail and we hope you'll join us again! More

Jacksonville, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had never been on a sailboat before and this was a great experience. The Captain was very knowledgable about local history, sailboats, etc.. He tells you to bring something to eat when you come, but there isn't much room for that. The boat holds 6 people, and hopefully you have good company. I was able to take some great... More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks and we hope to sail with you again! Rob More

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