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“Mixed Review”

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.
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mixed Review”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went on a sunset sail as a family. It was a privilege to sail on such a historic boat. It was terrific to watch the crew, and one of our kids even helped raise the sails. On the other hand, there were two groups on the boat who had little interest in the sailing experience and much more in drinking and partying. I wish we had not brought our kids along. While we could handle the overindulgence in alcohol, the foul language from these two groups was another story. It was not appropriate and really marred our experience. Perhaps we should have realized that a sunset sail meant party time...Or perhaps the groups should have been separated with families on one of the boats and the partiers on the other.

Visited August 2013
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Towson, MD
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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“Wind in My Hair”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

A beautiful way to explore Casco Bay-sailing on a 100 year old schooner. The crew were great sailors, and patiently let some of us lend a hand to hoist sails. Best 2 hours of my weeklong vacation.

Visited August 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
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“Sail historic schooner in Portland”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great fun and an excellent sail. We got a beautiful day with good wind so we were able to sail all the way out of the harbour out past Fort Gorges to the Headlight lighthouse (commissioned by George Washington). The historic schooner 'Bagheera' won major races in the 1920's; this was real sailing; not puttering around with a motor. We had all the sails up and I got to help hoist the mainsail. The crew were fun & knowledgeable. This was one of the highlights of our trip through Maine.

Visited July 2013
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Towson, Maryland, United States
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Enjoy the Wind in Your Face”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We took the two hour Casco bay sail on the Windemeen and had a lot of fun. It was a breezy over cast morning and there were just a few of us on the sail. We were able to converse with the crew and learn a lot of the local lore. It is exhilarating to be gliding through the water with the wind in your face and sails fluttering. Take some time and enjoy this adventure.

Visited August 2013
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Limington, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Sail Casco Bay”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I hired there 70 ft schooner, Bagheera, for a party of 16 on my wife's 50th birthday. Fabulous sail, catered food and beverages.
You can sail with other visitors or hire it private.

Visited July 2013
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Scott R, Owner at Portland Schooner Co., responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and choosing to celebrate your wife's 50th birthday with us!
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