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Bufflehead Sailing Charters

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Wonderful experience

My parents, wife & I took a 3 hour trip on Captain Dan's sailboat. It was a great. relaxing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bufflehead boat trip

This was a superb tour... ,beautifully crafted, taking us through the long history of the Rockland... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bufflehead is a 32 foot wooden gaff sloop, a classic boat, built in 1964. She is a very pretty boat, superbly swift, comfortable and safe. Captain Daniel Bennett sailed around the Pacific Ocean on a tall ship, and twice across the Atlantic (and back...more
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Windjammer Wharf - Captain Spear Drive, 50 Tillson Ave, Rockland, ME
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My parents, wife & I took a 3 hour trip on Captain Dan's sailboat. It was a great. relaxing experience. Capt Dan is not only an extremely experienced sailor, he is very knowledgeable about the area and the sites seen, and is just an interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a superb tour... ,beautifully crafted, taking us through the long history of the Rockland. The accommodation was wonderful and the food/wine experiences truly memorable. Captain Dan is not only a fount of knowledge but a wonderful host and has a great sense of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took a 5 hour cruise and loved every minute. The boat is well equipped with everything you would want. We felt very comfortable and enjoyed the trip. It was nice to hear all about the area . The trip was personalized...More

Thank Regina630
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only were in Rockland for one night and wanted to do a sailing trip on a short time constraint. We were able to schedule a 2 hour trip on the Bufflehead with Capt. Dan and we were so very glad we did. It was...More

Thank Gail H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the area for my husband's birthday and wanted to go sailing around the coast for some sightseeing and pleasure cruising on the water. The day was gorgeous and the skies clear. Daniel is an excellent sailor and the ship small and intimate....More

Thank Elena C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Daniel is extraordinary, and sailing with him is equally so! It didn't hurt that we had a picture-perfect day, either, but his skill at sailing combined with his vast knowledge of the islands, shore features and local history made the time zip by. We've...More

Thank Winnie052010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were incredibly disappointed that the boat ride we had scheduled for our one night in Rockland was cancelled, and were thrilled that Captain Daniel was able to accommodate us at the last minute for an evening cruise. We didn’t know what...More

Thank bryanirace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent time sailing with Daniel. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Maine. He was so welcoming and kind to all if us. When my 2 year old started getting fussy he broke out his guitar and tried to...More

Thank S C
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We have been to the Maine mid-coast several times over the past 10 years and always plan an afternoon to get out on a sail. In previous years we made a reservation on one of the larger schooners where we were five of many people....More

Thank LongIsland53
Reviewed August 12, 2018

In planning our family's first trip to Maine, we really wanted an opportunity to see it's beauty from the water - and from the reviews, Bufflehead seemed like an obvious choice. I can tell you, the trip with Captain Daniel on Bufflehead was everything promised...More

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Bufflehead S, Owner at Bufflehead Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Awww, shucks. I’m so glad we managed to make your sail so great. Thanks for coming out!

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Margaret S
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Bufflehead S | Property representative |
Hi Margaret, we have a trip that day 9:30-3:30. TripAdvisor site is being odd to answer more. Please contact us directly if you are interested in more info.
Kevin M
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Bufflehead S | Property representative |
Hi, Kevin, Thank you for your interest in sailing with me aboard Bufflehead. A four hour private charter runs 475. To get to an island, and cook up the lobsters and corn ashore as well as sail back into Rockland (into the... More