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Schooner Surprise

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Schooner Surprise
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“beautiful boat”(43 reviews)
“hour sail”(42 reviews)
“sunset cruise”(47 reviews)
A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant Surprise, lets you experience both Camden and Penobscot Bay in a truly special and memorable way.
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
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All reviews beautiful boat hour sail sunset cruise penobscot bay full moon two hours perfect afternoon great trip camden harbor his wife captain and crew sailing experience late afternoon weather was perfect highlight of our trip local history maine coast
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We had a fantastic time and a gorgeous Friday afternoon. Ron and Will took great care of us including providing recommendations for other sites to see while in the area.

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Thank Lenette W
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We had a great time with the captain and first mate during our sail. The weather was absolutely perfect, nice lite breeze and a beautiful sunny Sunday.

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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Very nice trip. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy the beauty of the water and surrounding land while being told about the history.

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Thank 123bharris
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This was a last minute booking for us. We were supposed to leave Camden in the morning, but it was such a nice day we decided to go on the Schooner. The crew was very friendly and informative. The 2 hours passed way to fast.My...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2018

had a great time on the schooner first time aboard one and it was enjoyable captain and mate were excellent hosts

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Thank refoster1552
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I went with a group of out-of-town visitors for an afternoon sail on a windy October day. The boat was perfect, in great shape, and the two crew could not have been nicer. They provided an exciting (but not too exciting) sail with the rail...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We had a great time aboard the Surprise on our short sail into Penobscot bay. The captain and crew were friendly, informative and expert and fun. The sea was a little choppy and the wind was gusty and sailing was exciting and wonderful. We'd do...More

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Thank jwalter92018
Reviewed October 21, 2018

My husband and I loved the Schooner Surprise. Friendly staff with plenty of stories and knowledge to share if you asked, super cool historical boat, and you can't beat being out on the water when in Maine. Highly recommend!

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Thank AlexCip
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This was a gift for my family and they had a wonderful time. Who would have expected a mid week sail, in the middle of October, with peak foliage and 84 degrees ? A perfect day with a great crew, looking forward to next season,...More

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Thank MomJ14
Reviewed October 20, 2018

First trip to New England. We had a beautiful day out on the water in the 100 year old Schooner Surprise. There's nothing like skimming silently over the water with a crisp breeze and seeing the colorful leaves and beautiful scenery. My husband enjoyed participating...More

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Ashar B
July 4, 2018|
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Response from AlyW93 | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, the maximum is 18 passengers. That being said, I think about a dozen or so people would be a more comfortable fit, just in case you were thinking to charter it. When I sailed, there were only six of... More
Anita Grace W
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own drinks
August 19, 2016|
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Response from Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes... great experience. There's only one sail with the music and desert... Also, if you ask, you can help them set the sails and steer the boat for awhile