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Amazing Experience Aboard the Stephen Taber

Our group of seven couples, all former Air Force pilots, joined three other couples aboard the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve H
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I am beyond impressed with the staff. I wasn't even a guest; I was asking for special... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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...more
Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
+1 800-999-7352
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group of seven couples, all former Air Force pilots, joined three other couples aboard the Stephen Taber for a four day wine cruise in late August. This trip exceeded all our expectations, and our expectations were pretty high to begin with! The scenery was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am beyond impressed with the staff. I wasn't even a guest; I was asking for special accommodations for my sister & brother in law, who were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They helped me make arrangements for a local chocolatier to deliver caramels to...More

Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently sailed on the Schooner Stephen Taber with Captain Noah and had wonderful time despite the unusually foggy/damp weather. It's the perfect experience for hearty, adventure-seeking folks who enjoy nature and the outdoors as it's a bit like camping at sea. The food was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First let me say thank you to Captian Noah and his 5 star wonderful crew for making this 4 day Schooner trip the most memorable transformative event I have experienced in quite a long time. Imagine sailing the most historical Schooner in Maine as you...More

Thank Stay813312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have sailed on the Stephen Taber 5 times in the last 8 years. Each trip has been as good or better than the last one. Captain Noah is an excellent sailing master who knows how to get the best out of an old, but...More

Thank RogerU41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crew, the ship, the food, the Maine coast, the perfection. If you are looking for an adventure sailing cruise with amenities you can stop looking.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing 4 night 5 day wine cruise aboard the Stephen Taber! Where to start?! The 148 year old Stephen Taber is a beautiful ship and is lovingly cared for by Captain Noah and his crew. The sleeping area is cozy, comfortable and...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

A cruise on the Stephen Taber was recommended by a friend who, in all estimations, undersold the adventure. We spent three nights, had less than perfect sailing conditions, yet not a moment was anything but relaxing and enjoyable. Now, you have to have the right...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I thought I knew Maine. My wife surely knew Maine. 30 plus annual visits for me and even more for her as "summer residents"--if two weeks a year in an aged, converted hunting camp on a lake counts as a residence--have treated us to much...More

Thank John G
Reviewed July 23, 2018

My wife and I booked a cruise aboard the Schooner Ladona with seven other couples from the yacht club that I'm a member of. The cruise we booked was a combined cruise with the Stephen Taber. Each night we'd dock with or raft up with...More

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September 11, 2017|
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Response from Ellen L | Reviewed this property |
Hi...I would check the Stephen Taber website. I believe they only sail until Columbus day...I could be wrong. I would call them anyway...they are super nice...there are other schooners at the wharf..they could recommend... More
Susan D
February 15, 2017|
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Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for the question. We carry 22 guests and we would love to take you sailing. Please go to our website to view our sailing schedule. TripAdvisor is not letting me add the link- sorry! Best, Jane
January 6, 2016|
Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi, Maryann, I think we spoke by phone shortly after you posted this question, but for everyone's benefit: Maine weather is variable and unpredictable.The temperature out on the water is usually about ten degrees cooler than... More