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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
+1 800-999-7352
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adventure trip of a lifetime

Would never have dreamed an 1871 windjammer vacation would be this much fun. The ship, the crew... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Douglas E
An amazing vacation!

Sailing aboard the Stephen Taber strikes the perfect balance between adventure and luxury. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Willow H
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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 continuous service in the United States, and a National Historic Landmark.
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Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Would never have dreamed an 1871 windjammer vacation would be this much fun. The ship, the crew, the food, the scenery were all fantastic and made that much better as we learned about sailing these wonderful old ships. I will go again!

Thank Douglas E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailing aboard the Stephen Taber strikes the perfect balance between adventure and luxury. The Captain is capable, caring and irreverent while his crew are devoted, polite and accommodating. Every day we explored the beautiful coastline of Maine, ate 4 nourishing, delicious meals (the fourth meal...More

Thank Willow H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just returned from my sixth trip aboard the Stephen Taber for "Race Week" where a multitude of historic windjammers competed for fastest time over a set course. As I had expected, Stephen Taber won yet again. This particular trip is a thrill for those...More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have sailed my entire life. This voyage was worry free! Laid back, relaxing and fun! From the amazing meals cooked in a wood burning stove to the fresh lobster boil on an island beach...From hikes to historic light houses and town sights to the...More

Thank MReneC
stephentaber, Owner at Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow!! Thank you for the positive review! It means so much!! We're so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Best- Jane

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ten members of our family ranging in age from 75 to 9 showed up for a three day cruise on Ladona and had a marvelous time. To quote Carousel “The vittles we et were good, you bet. The company was the same.” Our cruise was...More

Thank nburling74
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Hope this is the first of the 2017 reviews. "I HAVE A PLAN" is how Captain Noah introduces his guests to the day's operations. The plan is formulated by tides, winds, weather, and events and can change on the fly based on tides, winds, weather,...More

Thank moelarrycheese
stephentaber, Owner at Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

Wow!! Thanks for the great review. We try so hard so it means so much when what we do is appreciated. Hope to see you again. Have a great summer! Warmly, Jane Barnes

Reviewed January 7, 2017

"Dear Trip Advisor", How does one sum ‘four days of magic’ up into a quick review? Do I tell you about the scenery, the weather, the blue skies, the wind, the temperature, or how great it is to sail, in general? Sure, maybe. We lucked...More

Thank nwricker
Reviewed January 6, 2017

One of the best vacations I have ever taken. The crew of the Taber become like family in hours. The scenery is amazing. The food is incredible. The camaraderie that develops with the crew and vacationers is worth the trip! Absolutely the trip of a...More

Thank lumdy
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Just returned from a 4 day autumn cruise on the Stephen Tabor. What an enjoyable time. This is not a luxurious pleasure cruise. The Stephen Taber is a 145 year old sailing schooner based in Rockland, ME. Passengers are encouraged (needed) to help rig the...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed October 14, 2016

For three days we wandered the bay, anchoring at night in a secluded spot with fantastic views, ate superb meals and sampled unique cheeses and wines and laughed with relish at the antics of the crew and Captain Noah. If you want to feel like...More

Thank David M
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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
Maryann C
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
Loretta L
March 10, 2015|
Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi there, I am sorry that I am just answering this now. I did not know this page was here. We have a 6 day trip August 2-8. The cost is $1198 per person. We still have space. Please call 800.999.7352 with more questions... More