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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 14 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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

Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

A trip to Ocracoke would not be complete without sailing on the schooner with Captain Rob! He's a true pirate in the best sense of the word and a fantastic human being! He makes you feel like it's your boat too! Wish the sunset cruise wouldn't have been booked but we still enjoyed the 5pm cruise. Will be back again... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We have been coming here for years and have never done this we will do it every time we come back

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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159 reviews 159 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

For a relaxing evening outing on our Ocracoke mini-moon, we opted for a sunset cruise on a schooner with character. Captain Rob is full of stories, quick wit and ready to answer any questions of his maximum 6 guests. The capacity limits ensure a fun ride and chance to get to know fellow passengers along with the captain, or just... More

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