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Schooner Windfall II

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294 Irvin Garrish Hwy., Ocracoke, NC 27960
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Sail Teach's Hole

What a cool way to see Ocracoke, from the inlet in a schooner with just 5 people aboard. We took an... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
Cheryl B
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Oakland, California
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Great day for a sail

Had a great time today with captivating Ron. Very knowledgeable about sailing and the island. My... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
Antonio B
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Washington
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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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294 Irvin Garrish Hwy., Ocracoke, NC 27960
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

What a cool way to see Ocracoke, from the inlet in a schooner with just 5 people aboard. We took an afternoon hour and a half trip and it was beautiful, informative and relaxing.

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it and look forward to sailing with you again!

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time today with captivating Ron. Very knowledgeable about sailing and the island. My wife and I have been coming to the island for 8 years and we're looking for something we hadn't done before. Would recommend this to anyone. Our first time...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

I wonder why folks keep calling me Captain Ron? It was fun sailing with you and we look forward to sailing with you again. Thanks for the review! Rob

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Reviewed July 30, 2016

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 reviewResponded August 1, 2016

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

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 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...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

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

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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...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

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

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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 reviewResponded August 1, 2016

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

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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...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2015

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...More

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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...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2015

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

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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...More

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WindfallII, Owner at Schooner Windfall II, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2015

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

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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 reviewResponded June 2, 2015

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

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