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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

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Address: Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 1-800-999-7352
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Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from...

Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from Rockland Harbor, taking guests on four and six day windjammer sailing adventures on the legendary Maine coast. The Schooner Stephen Taber is the oldest sailing vessel in continuous service in the United States, and a National Historic Landmark.

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Do islands have a bottom?

Yes they do! But the Taber's delights are bottomless. This I know after THREE voyages over 6 years. Smartest captain and crew in the business. Kind, big hearted and strong. A rare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes they do! But the Taber's delights are bottomless. This I know after THREE voyages over 6 years. Smartest captain and crew in the business. Kind, big hearted and strong. A rare experience worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Stephen Taber is where you go when your soul needs cooler weather, your eyes need a vacation from your cell phone and your brain needs to rest and relax. Captain Noah Barnes and his crew took us on a cruise discovering some of Maine's glorious coastline and remarkable bays. Recommendation: Don't put off taking this trip. Do it now.... More 

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Chardon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and am glad I did it but the trip wasn't exactly what I thought it would be in a mostly good way. I had some misconceptions of what the trip would be like. I knew the cabins were small. But I don't think I realized just how small. I am claustraphobic (pretty bad but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My mother and I went on the 6 day Captain's Choice Cruise, our very first cruise (ever). Any expectations we had were completely (metaphorically) blown out of the water! Capt Noah runs a tight, and extremely professional ship and soon transformed the 22 guests into one amazing family. The crew (Chef Bethany, Mouse, Julie, Jenny, and Kat) were amazing! They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful sailing. This a special kind of adventure. Be prepared to rough it a bit when it comes to showering and small cabins. If you hate camping, for instance, this might not be your bag, baby. If you like swimming off the stern, lobster bakes on pristine beaches, and lots of incredible hand picked wines and cheeses, this is the... More 

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Sewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 4 day wine tasting cruise. Captain Noah Barnes, his crew and 20 other passengers made this one of our most memorable and relaxing vacations ever. Although the sleeping berths were tiny, this was definitely offset by the glorious views on deck, the lovely places where we docked and roamed, the fantastic food and beverages, the musically talented... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was fortunate to be on the wine cruise last week. Wow. Ladona is a beautiful ship. The restoration is magnificent. The staff and crew are even better. I don’t know how Noah, Jane, J.R., Anna, Tyler, Sophia, and Emily do it, but you feel as though you are staying at a high end resort and in someone’s very personal household... More 

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atlantic highlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our sixth and eighth trip on the taber over the past 30 years and a great experience as always. Perfect weather superb winds and nice folks on board. Don't expect luxury cabins, or go on the Taber's sister ship the Ladonna, but do expect plenty of cheer, great sailing, good food and Maine at its best. Captain Noah... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have vacationed many times in Maine, but have found no better way of experiencing the stunning natural beauty of its coastline than sailing aboard the Stephen Taber. A 5-day voyage on this historic vessel provided me and my fellow travelers (ages 20 something to 80+) with an up close and personal view of remote islands, lighthouses, dolphins, osprey and... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough amazing things about the Stephen Taber Schooner with Captain Noah Barnes! We were lucky enough to be the first group on the season in 2016 and they brought their A-Game! As soon as we boarded the ship, the entire staff was incredibly friendly, eager to help us & let us help them (which requires some patience that... More 

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