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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 #1 of 18 Activities in Ocracoke
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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.
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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I. LOVE. SAILING. This is one of the best things I have ever done in my 12 years of traveling to Ocracoke. Captian Rob is entertaining and educational. The view is SUBLIME. The experience is well worth every penny. This is now a must do on my Ocracoke visit list!

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Captain, Rob was a great host. The first mate Hunter it's senior in high school, very nice friendly etc. We learned a lot about the island and would go out again with captain rob.

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

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review. We hope to see you again. More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Capt'n Rob Temple knows his sailing, the area waters, and history. Spiced with his down east Carolina humor, Rob will spin a yarn about the local pirates, past & present, of Ocracoke Island. Instructing how to handle the helm of the Windfall II, he will invite passengers to steer. This is a fabulous trip for any age.

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

Thanks for the kudos. Glad you enjoyed the cruise and hope to see you again! More

St. Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

And that's saying something, because we had a great time on Ocracoke. But sailing at sunset on the Windfall II was the best part. It's a rather small schooner with only room for 6, so much depends on the other guests. We were lucky--just one other couple who were charming and even shared their wine. We sailed the calm waters... More

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

Thanks for the great review. It's always fun to see complete strangers come together for a sail and end up sharing their wine and their stories. It's one of the reasons I never tire of these trips. We hope to se you again on your next visit to Ocracoke! More

Dayton, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We loved our evening spent on the schooner. It was a beautiful evening well spent. Captain Rob was a great sailor and host. He shared his knowledge of the island and its colorful history. I'm sure he has shared this with hundreds of folks, yet made it fresh and personal for us. My husband was reluctant to go, but in... More

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

Thanks for sailing with us and thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed your sail and hope you'll join us again in the future. More

Erie, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went out with Captain Rob and his lovely daughter Caroline on our last night in Ocracoke. The sky was a little cloudy, but it was a beautiful night out on the water. An extremely enjoyable sail with three other adults (I believe six is the most they will take out). Captain Rob gave us an excellent history of Blackbeard's... More

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

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review! We hope to sail with you again next season. More

Marvell, arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 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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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review. We'll be looking forward to sailing with you on the Wilma Lee when she's back in service next time you visit. Fair winds! More

raleigh, nc
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We'll be looking forward to having you aboard the Wima Lee on your next visit. More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Sorry your trip was cut short but we do hope you'll embark with us again. More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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

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