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“Perfect day, friendly informative crew”

Portland Schooner Co.
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Owner description: Sail with us on an authentic sailing vessel steeped in history - and have the experience of a lifetime. Bagheera and Wendameen provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy some of Maine's most beautiful sights and sounds - from the deck of a storied wooden schooner built in the early 20th century. For an afternoon, a day, or an overnight windjammer adventure, from Portland Harbor through the pristine waters of Casco Bay and beyond, refresh your spirit and excite your soul with an unforgettable sail reminiscent of a simpler time.
Reviewed August 15, 2012

What a wonderful time we had on the Wendameen!!! The sail was not "narrated" per se but interesting facts about the schooner were discussed, noted landmarks were pointed out, and a general sense of sailing information was provided. It is a great way to enjoy some time on the water. I was a first timer, but I will definitely do this again. The skill of the sailors was impressive.The crew we had was inviting questions and offered those wishing to help hoist the sails please come forward. Instructions were given and it was something to stand and pull the sail to the top. It looks so tall. I had a childlike awe that doesn't happen too often for this grandmother!!! There was plenty of wind and it was wonderful to be moving on the water without hearing a motor or smelling fumes. So glad we gave ourselves plenty of time due to tight parking in Portland.

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Enjoyed an afternoon cruise with Captain Ian and crew. It was gorgeous and serene. The crew had a great repore with each other and the passengers. Our girls each had a chance to steer which was a highlight.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Sailing an 88' schooner in the famous Casco Bay? Check! It was a sunny, windy day to take the 100 year old vessel out and feel the ocean sprays on your face. The crew was extremely knowledgable and make working the boat look easy. It was a "bucket list item" I'll never forget!

Thank JWinchester
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We had a great sail on the Wendameen...plenty of wind. What would have made this a five star cruise would have been some interaction with the crew. Our captain hardly said two words to us during the cruise other than tips would be appreciated. He did answer questions if we asked, but we got tired of saying which island is that etc. Most of us were not familiar with the Casco Bay islands and would have appreciated some dialogue.

4  Thank NhWishfultraveler
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

The look and feel is authentic, harkening back to another fabled era. As your imagination fires, you feel adventure in the refreshing breezes! Michelle and Carrie are awesome, and extremely helpful. They care about their community, and they work hard to make sure it works for everyone. As a local, I feel very good and very confident giving them 5 stars.

2  Thank GTweedie
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