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Address: Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Phone Number: 207-975-2628
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Lazy Jack takes her lines from the traditional Gloucester fishing schooners...

Lazy Jack takes her lines from the traditional Gloucester fishing schooners of the 1850's and has had a colorful and notorious history as a fishing and passenger charter schooner. During the early years Lazy Jack sailed between the East Coast, Man O War Key and Cuba running guns, rum, cigars and bananas. Today Lazy Jack offers 2 hr. day sails or private charters from Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor celebrating 66 years of continuous sailing and 10 years as Boothbay Harbors only historic working schooner. Lazy Jack is owner operated by Captain Joe Tassi and his son Michael.

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Fantastic Sail...

I thoroughly enjoyed my two hour sail on Lazy Jack. The Captain and his son are friendly, knowledgeable and make the experience so fun. Took the 3 p.m. Plenty of sun and breeze. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rhonda t
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Harrison, Maine
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Texas
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lazy Jack is right! Don't know if I over estimated what I expected but I could have fallen asleep at the pace. Kept watching the other schooner company (EW) sail past the outer islands at a clip pace while we just barely broke the water. People were so bored they we playing on their phones & reading a book. Really!... More 

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Thank TexasTravellingfool
captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

It is hard to know how to respond to someone incapable of recognizing that the Schooner EW was motoring and not sailing and does so all the time and that is why the EW was able to in this instance to make it out to the outer islands. I sell sailing, not motoring. Perhaps your expectations were too high. Sailing... More 

Harrison, Maine
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my two hour sail on Lazy Jack. The Captain and his son are friendly, knowledgeable and make the experience so fun. Took the 3 p.m. Plenty of sun and breeze. I would definitely go again. Highly recommend.

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Thank rhonda t
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Schooner Lazy Jack is large enough for comfort and small enough for an intimate sale. We went with friends and joined two other couples for a late afternoon sail. What I liked most was the relaxed atmosphere that was aimed at giving the best seaborne experience possible without too much in the way of narration. Just sit back and... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took the 1030am sailing....great to be 1st on the water. Captain and team were great, personable and very safe. If you're looking at the competition, I would say the biggest difference.... this is a smaller ship that gives you a personal feel and more enjoyment on the water. If you have very young kids, the larger... More 

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captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

David: Thank you for the kind words and for sailing with us! More 

Boothbay Harbor, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chartered the boat for 2 hours and had so much fun! The Captain was easy going, knowledgeable about the area, professional and his son was obviously raised to behave the same way. They were both darlings and our trip was amazing!!

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captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed your sail and my son. More 

Washington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Joe $ First Mate Michael provided an excellent, exhilarating, sail out of Boothbay Harbor. Safety, including proper use of life jackets & workings of the sails, well & easily explained. We sailed twice with the good captain, once on a sunny day & then on a rainy day. Both times the schooner sailing was relaxing & fascinating. Both Captain... More 

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captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

Thanks guy's for sailing with us twice! Hopefully we will see you again sometime. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip started with the Captain/father/owner critizing us for throwing items below deck when it was his son who placed them below for us. He then said that if anyone wanted to buy the boat, he would sell it right away for a $145k cashiers check. Later, my youngest child hear him tell another couple that he hoped our group... More 

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captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

It requires time and effort to respond to occasional complaints so since there were two complaints issued from the same party on this particular cruise, it will take you all less time if you just read my response from the second complaint. And Paul, I believe my precise response to your party's ice chests and bags and food being placed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on MANY sail boat cruises and can honestly say ALL have been amazing. We were a party of eleven. This boat trip started off with Joe-the Captain upset with me because I had to take a quick business call and missed his oh so important speech about how he was selling this boat and we could buy... More 

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captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this review

It is rare in my experience to meet of group of people who acted as self-entitled as this particular group who were difficult to communicate with from the beginning of the tour. Safety instructions that are delivered at boarding are not for my information but for the safety of all passengers and because of the constant interruptions of phone calls... More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our first sailing experience together. We normally go on the 'narrated tours' but decided to do something different for a change. If you're looking for a relaxing boat ride around the harbor, this is a great choice!

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Dallas, Texas
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

From when you buy your ticket to when you board this is such a sweet boat and the work Joe has done on it is beyond amazing. The sail was 2 hours and it was lovely. Good stories and the water and weather were divine.

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