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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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One Fantastic Adventure

Not being seasoned sailors, we found our week on the Stephen Taber a wonderful experience in learning about sailing, participating when we wished, or just enjoying watching the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not being seasoned sailors, we found our week on the Stephen Taber a wonderful experience in learning about sailing, participating when we wished, or just enjoying watching the capable crew. Thanks Captain Noah, Firstmate Mouse, Sailor Gus and apprentice Nate! The food prepared Chef Caroline and her assistant Jenny was beyond wonderful and she even made separate meals tailored to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've just returned from 5 nights aboard the Stephen Taber (July 2016), which certainly stand to be the highlight of the summer. The sailing: At times pushing 18 knots in a 1871 schooner is hard to describe, but this boat is a dandy. And the captain is no slouch either. You should have seen the looks on the faces of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a five night cruise on the Taber in July for a food and wine trip sponsored by DownEast Magazine. The Schooler Taber is a 145 year old wooden windjammer that has been meticulously restored and maintained by the Barnes family. It can handle over twenty passengers. Sailing among the islands of Penobscot Bay is an unforgettable journey of... More 

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Blue Hill, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I have not actually sailed on the Stephen Taber I have seen her sailing across Penobscot Bay as I sailed on other vessels in the Maine Windjammer fleet including Angelique and Mary Day. I have been sailing for 23+ years (and counting) and my only complaint is the trips are too short!! I used to say I wanted to... More 

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Sharpsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I second the enthusiasm of all the other reviews I'm reading. The adventure, the islands, the great food, comradeship, and music made for a truly unique and authentic experience. Captain Noah's parents began the business in the 1980s and he was basically raised on board. He and his wife Jane now deliver an honest, quality experience. They have recently purchased... More 

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stephentaber, Owner at Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed it. Jane More 

Castine, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had four amazing days on the schooner Ladona, owned in partnership with the Stephen Taber. Noah and crew did an incredible restoration of this beautiful schooner, and lavished lots of love and attention to detail on her. Queen sized beds, hot & cold running water sink in your cabin, and exquisite woodworking details make for a true yachting experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just finished a 6 night cruise on " the Stephen Taber", and enjoyed every minute.. Terrific Capt. Noah and great crew with Gus and Mouse who made everything look easy. Do not worry, sailing experience is not necessary, they will direct you. Fab food, wonderful new friends all enjoying Maine's coast, photos do not do it justice, a must... More 

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Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing 4 days; I was sorry to find myself back at the dock in downtown Rockland! You will not be disappointed. Capt. Noah Barnes loves sailing and is an expert. He shows you the hidden wonders of Penobscot Bay, sharing his Maine with everyone. His enthusiasm for it all is contagious. From helping to cook little tidbits, telling... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mid June, Penobscot Bay, 1871 beautiful restored wooden schooner and her "sister ship the newly renovated 1922 racing yacht Ladona, gourmet meals on a wood fired stove, solitary beach traditional Maine lobster bake, fantastic skipper/owner, great crew, and fantastic music with the travelling band, meeting new friends, and the most relaxing life rewarding experience one could ever experience!! Four (4)... More 

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stephentaber, Owner at Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed it! Makes all of our hard work worth it! Jane More 

Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! Just finished a great 4-day (3-days of sailing) aboard the adventure travel, Stephen Taber, windjammer built in 1871. Great crew! Outstanding "foodie" cruise with wine and cheese tasting, 5-star fare with fresh local ingredients (shout-out to fabulous chef Caroline!) Excellent crew and company. Incomparable Penobscot Bay with world class views every minute! Thoroughly enjoyable and will do it again,... More 

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