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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

Rockland, ME, USA
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About Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises
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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Gary wrote a review Yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
We had an excellent time. Never had a better time doing nothing, unplugging and relaxing. The food was beyond what we ever expected, absolutely wonderful. We highly endorse this experience if you want to do something that is different, relaxing and with top notch food.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Lisa S wrote a review Aug 1
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What an adventure! Sailing in the most beautiful ocean in Maine, amazing food, fun loving, charming captain and crew, and a gorgeous, historical schooner-what’s not to love!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Angela A wrote a review Jul 2022
Boston, Massachusetts4 contributions
One of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had! The schooner itself is beautiful and the incredible captain and crew treated us to a first class experience. We made many new friends on board and it was hard to say goodbye. We did a three day cruise and definitely want to do a longer one next time - and there will be a next time!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Cameron N wrote a review Jul 2022
Franklin, Tennessee6 contributions
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My wife and I live in the Nashville area. For many years every summer, a long-time friend of ours, Jennifer Schott, has sailed on the Stephen Taber. First as a guest, then as member of the crew providing musical entertainment for a specific voyage each year. Jenn also resides in Nashville and has a very impressive career as a Country Music Songwriter with multiple Top 10 hits. When my wife suggested that we sail with her on the Taber for my 50th birthday, I said yes with no hesitation. It always sounded like such an adventure. I was not disappointed. Captain Noah Barnes, his wife Jane and crew worked tirelessly to make the voyage an extraordinary experience. Not only are they superlative at their responsibilities, but they come across as ensemble of characters perfectly cast to tell a unique Maine coast-line story that is completely immersive. Voyagers are invited to participate in the various scenes, from hoisting the sails to weighing the anchor. Masterful meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) cooked on a wood burning stove emerge from the ship's galley promptly at the appointed times and are always a new experience. There are no repeats. Wine, appetizers and carefully selected cheeses are abundant in the early evening followed by main courses that would put most restaurants to shame. Out on the waves every morning, it feels as if we move from one perfect postcard to the next. Picturesque New England Coast scenes abound in every direction accompanied the sound of waves peeling back from the bow and the whistle of sails taut in the wind. Daily, Captain Noah makes a plan for the day's events and safely finds nightly refuge in coves, off islands or in a quant little harbor. For our specific voyage, nightly musical entertainment was provided by Jennifer Schott with occasional accompaniment from Captain Noah and his son Oscar. Dinner and show on a the deck of a pristine sailing schooner over 150 years old, what could be better? My wife and I have taken many vacations over our 30 year relationship. Some of them tend to blur into on another but this one will forever stand out for so many reasons. It was an adventure that we will never forget. Just a word to the wise, don't make any mention of Viking River Cruises when in Captain Noah's company. It really gets under his skin;) Or maybe do, it seems to make him want to really "up his game." -- Cameron Nichols (with wife Lucy)
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Jennifer H wrote a review Jul 2022
Mount Vernon, Iowa60 contributions39 helpful votes
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This is our second trip on the Stephen Tabor and it was even better the 2nd time. The crew is first rate, the sailing and scenery are stunning and the food and wine are to die for. It’s a beautiful historic vessel. If you can deal with the more basic restrooms and shower provisions which are more than sufficient, this is trip you’ll never forget and unlike any other.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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