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“Agree with Crabnomore”

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 September 18, 2012

The Portland harbor cruise was a snooze (and shorter than advertised)! It was real distressing watching an elderly woman who sat near the bow sliding off the hatch towards the railing while the boat was listing at 45 degrees. This lack of safety and comfort, along with the nonexistent narration (only answers to questions on a one-on-one basis), makes the $39 price exorbitant. Yes you can drink yourself insensate, but then you'll probably fall overboard (but its in the harbor never far from land so you probably could swim to shore!).

1  Thank Roy W
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband, in-laws and I really enjoyed this! I would do it again in a heartbeat! We did have a hard time finding them but so glad we did.

Thank MakeTimeForTrips
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Advertized as two hours, but we didn't even sail for 90 minutes. Only went around the inner harbor area of Portland. At $39, not worth the money. Would have only rated this one star, but at least you can bring your own drinks, which in my case eased the pain a little.

3  Thank Crabnomore
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Scott R, Owner at Portland Schooner Co., responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2012

I am sorry you had a poor experience while sailing with us. We pride ourselves on providing a once in a lifetime experience for our guests and clearly did not live up to that on your cruise. It would be helpful to know the day and time of your sail so we can find out what happened and make sure it does not happen again. Please also contact us about getting a complimentary sail. Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We took the 2-hour windjammer and had a terrific time. Liked the quiet ride without the blaring narration; anything we wanted to know Ian and crew were happy to answer. I enjoyed helping with raising a sale although crewmember Margaret was much stronger and adept than I was left wondering how she does it all day. On our annual trip of OOB we are always looking for new things to do and this was our best discovery yet. Well worth the time and money. Relaxing with a little excitement when the side nearly touches the water and your feet get wet. We laughed and talked about it all day and night. Next year we are taking the overnight cruise. Give this a try.

Thank Dominick B
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Beautiful boat, great night, just lacked some wind for the sunset cruise. Not one lighthouse was pointed out to us, not one name of a passing island, or any interesting or historical fact was discussed. We were very excited about this cruise and it was a major disappointment and certainly not worth the time or money.

6  Thank lsbuck
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