Schooner Surprise
Schooner Surprise
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8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Voyage580591
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Laird and Zach were just exceptional with the Schooner Surprise sailing adventure!! I absolutely loved it!! They taught us so much about sailing, and the area, and were so personable and fun!! This experience is unmissable and a great value if you are planning a trip to the coast of Maine! Laird and Zach were superb!!
Written November 6, 2022
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Shelly
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Captain Laird and Cody were so much fun and shared so much information about sailing along the coast of Maine. Perfect sunset sail!!!
Written October 29, 2022
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ktengel2022
Lancaster, PA1 contribution
Oct 2022
Beautiful weather day of adventure. Staff very friendly and enjoyed history of schooner and about island.
Written October 15, 2022
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DougHeckrotte
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
Oct 2022
Surprise, her skipper and crew were in fine fettle on 4 October. The schooner is comfortable and not crowded. The skipper and crew relate well to their guests. A good time was had by all!
Written October 15, 2022
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kimK5233AZ
1 contribution
Oct 2022
My husband and I loved our sail on The Surprise. Our captain, Laird, knew so much about the history of the schooner, the seaside homes, and the notable sailboats on the bay. The experience was low key and peaceful without the annoying constant narrative of some tours. We felt safe, comfortable, and happy throughout the entire voyage. I highly recommend taking this schooner. I know I'll be back next year!
Written October 13, 2022
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Jon T
Boston, MA3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Surprise is a beautiful 100 year old schooner. The 3 person crew are friendly and knowledgeable about the boat’s history as well as the sights around Penobscot Bay. Surprise is a very comfortable size - small enough that you’re not jammed in among dozens of other passengers, but big enough to provide a safe and steady experienced trip for non-boaters. I’ve been on other Camden schooners and Surprise is easily the most enjoyable (and prettiest) one.
Written October 12, 2022
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mikeandnicoleclark
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Had a wonderful time sailing on the Schooner Surprise. The boat was very clean and tidy and the staff were very friendly and informative. A must do while in Camden!
Written October 10, 2022
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lililang34
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Thoroughly enjoyed our day sailing in Camden harbor. Especially loved to hear the amazing history of the boat itself and the surrounding area.
Written October 8, 2022
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ericG5010BG
15 contributions
Sep 2022
Enjoyed a two-house sail on the Surprise. No surprises here- just friendly help and interesting sail mates.
Written October 7, 2022
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rj82450
Lebanon, NJ14 contributions
Oct 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our sail on the Surprise. Chose the boat because of its history, but the crew of Will and Corey really made the trip! Very personable, funny and loaded with interesting information about Camden and the islands. Strongly recommend!
Written October 6, 2022
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