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Address: 294 Irvin Garrish Hwy., Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: 252-928-7245
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The schooner Windfall II is a 32' traditional sailing vessel offering...

The schooner Windfall II is a 32' traditional sailing vessel offering 1.5-hr. sunset cruises and private sailing charters on Pamlico Sound.We are also available for small weddings. We sail through historic Teach's Hole where the infamous pirate Blackbeard was defeated and beheaded in 1718. The captain appeared in the 2-hr. History Channel documentary, "True Caribbean Pirates" in 2006.

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Loved it so much...we went twice!

Perfect way to spend the evening. Rob and his first mate son Emmett were delightful. This was our third sail and it will be part of each trip in the future. A great value in our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
quincey2016
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Healdsburg, California
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Healdsburg, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect way to spend the evening. Rob and his first mate son Emmett were delightful. This was our third sail and it will be part of each trip in the future. A great value in our opinion. High quality experience.

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and for sailing with us! We're glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to our next cruise together. More 

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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our parents on the Windfall II to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Captain Rob and his son Emmett could not have been more accommodating. We all had a great time not only enjoying the ride but also hearing some of Rob's sea stories and tidbits of information about the island. Such a special treat to spend some time... More 

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good time and we appreciate the review. Hope to see you next time you're on the island! More 

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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We've sailed on all of Captain Rob's sailboats from the original Windfall to Windfall II and the Wilma Lee and have fully enjoyed the experience all times. Captain Rob is a great story teller and historian, and his mates are fun and top notch. It's great to watch the team work, turn-about and sail in all types of winds. We... More 

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and thanks for being repeat customers. We look forward to sailing with you again! More 

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a great ride on the Windfall ll. Capt Rob was a great host. The sky was cloud covered and the water choppy but we still enjoyed the ride. Deck hand, Cecelia was amazing at her skill to climb around and make the adjustments.

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us and thanks for the review. We look forward to sailing with you again! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Party of 10 delayed by a 2 hour wait for the ferry, called to say we would be there right at departure time, but not early and the captain cancelled our reservation. Worked out for us as the sunset wasn't very good that evening and we had a picnic at the tables at the other ferry landing in town. Watched... More 

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

CUSTOMER SERVICE REVIEW RESPONSE I’m sorry things didn’t work out for your planned sunset sail. When you phoned me from Hatteras an hour before our scheduled departure time to report that you had not yet boarded a ferry, I realized that, at best, you would arrive at the boat 20 minutes too late. I didn’t “cancel” your reservation, I simply... More 

Chardon, Ohio
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We were able to catch the sunset cruise and what a fun time we had! We went on the Wilma Jack, a larger sail boat than the Schooner Windfall, but the same crew. There were about 25-30 on this 73' schooner. Seating was comfortable and we had room to move around. We were able to take drinks and snacks -... More 

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us and for the review. We hope to see you again! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Don't miss the chance for a sunset cruise with Capt. Rob. In addition to being a very experienced and knowledgeable sailor, he's also an excellent storyteller which only added to our enjoyment of the trip. On the evening we sailed, Capt. Rob's son was the first mate who made contributions not only to the work of sailing but also to... More 

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your cruise! Thanks for sailing with us and thanks for the review. We hope to see again soon! Rob More 

Cameron, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Capt Rob was awesome. You can tell he has a passion for sailing and loves to share it. He let us steer for a bit. Couldn't have had better weather. A must visit on the island.

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us and for writing a nice review! I look forward to sailing with you again on your next visit to our shores. Rob More 

Willow Springs, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was, by far, the best part of our trip. The sunset was spectacular. We were the only boat out, except for a ferry. It was so quiet and peaceful. The Captain let us steer the boat for a bit. We even got to stop and watch some dolphins play. The entire experience was magical; and the price is very... More 

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Great pictures! Glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to sailing with you again. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I. LOVE. SAILING. This is one of the best things I have ever done in my 12 years of traveling to Ocracoke. Captian Rob is entertaining and educational. The view is SUBLIME. The experience is well worth every penny. This is now a must do on my Ocracoke visit list!

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us! We look forward to having you aboard next time you're here. More 

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