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Schooner Yacht Heron

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful sailing trip

Perfect day for a sail on a very nice boat. Great stories about the area. Wish we could have been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David K
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Wonderful afternoon sail

We had a nice breeze for a great sail on this beautiful schooner. Bonnie and Twig were great host... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sammamish, Washington
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“eco tour”(13 reviews)
Sail the Maine Coast aboard Schooner Yacht HERON, a 65' John Alden designed Classic Schooner Yacht. Experience the thrill of sailing a classic wooden schooner. HERON is fast and steady as she sails among the pristine islands of Penobscot Bay. The...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
+1 207-236-8605
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect day for a sail on a very nice boat. Great stories about the area. Wish we could have been out for another couple of hours.

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a nice breeze for a great sail on this beautiful schooner. Bonnie and Twig were great host and very informative. I would highly recommend sailing on the Heron!

Thank pkenterprises
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pros: Tasty food, friendly and informative captain/crew, great views. Cons: Price. At $75 each, it feels like you're paying a good bit toward novelty. Space can be a bit tight depending on number of passengers. For a special occasion, it's a unique and fun experience,...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would definitely say for a 1.75 hour cruise and specifically the food, the price is steep. The appetizers were simple, accessible in a grocery store type finger foods but I must say the Lobster bisque was tasty! Small blueberry philo dough things for dessert....More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 5 days ago

did a photo cruise on schooner was very good enjoyed the ride got some nice shoots around Rockport harbor and Indian island light house the captain bonnie Schmidt was very good and her 1st mate was great also very enjoyable trip

Thank JOHNw46054
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a spectacular evening —the captain and crew were splendid, the photography instruction so helpful to every skill and camera (even a phone camera), and even the snacks were perfect. We drove nearly four hours to get there and would do it again any...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This evening sail on the Heron was very cool. Captain Twig and his Wife are obviously very experienced, smoothly and ably raising sail in just minutes after we motored out of the moorage area. The calm and quiet of no engines running was soothing, and...More

Thank raymon4s
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s a special treat to sail on the Heron and see the stunning Maine coast from the sea. I highly recommend it!

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day sailing with these 2 calm mates! Seamlessly easy and pointed out and told history of the area. Thank you!

Thank Gretchen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our 2 hour tour on the Heron, a finely crafted 52’ beauty. There wasn’t much wind but they managed to catch a breeze on the way home and we sailed in the brilliant silence of the sea. An utmost icing on the cake...More

Thank KD J
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August 19, 2018|
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Response from Janet L | Reviewed this property |
No issue parking for the sunset cruise.
August 20, 2017|
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Response from Russ P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I was told there is a head but did not use it myself. It is a complete working yacht.
September 4, 2015|
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Response from Bonnie S | Property representative |
I would suggest you take our afternoon eco sail if you wanted the full narrative of the history of Rockport, Indian Island Lighthouse, lobstering and the wildlife of the area. This is our focus on the afternoon eco sail. We... More