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“Best day sailing charter on Maine coast”

Bufflehead Sailing Charters
Ranked #1 of 20 Tours in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bufflehead is a 32 foot wooden gaff sloop, a classic boat, built in 1964. She is a very pretty boat, superbly swift, comfortable and safe. Captain Daniel Bennett sailed around the Pacific Ocean on a tall ship, and twice across the Atlantic (and back and forth to the Caribbean) on his own small boat.
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Had a wonderful day on the Bufflehead last week. Beautiful weather, outstanding sailing conditions, and a very competent and fun captain. My friends and I were impressed with the ease with which Capt. Daniel got us in and out of the dock UNDER SAIL. The wind was absolutely perfect, giving us an exciting trip. The Penobscot Bay is so beautiful and sailing on it provides the opportunity to see many islands and coastal areas. Some seals stuck their heads up to greet us as well. It's very difficult to find a sailboat and captain that will take you out for a half or full day. Most sailing opportunities are two hour trips -- can barely get underway and back in with that.

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank chipsbird
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

My wife and I came to the Penobscot Bay area for the world class sailing. We found just that with Captain Daniel Bennett the skipper of the Bufflehead. We asked him for a 4 hour sail and he gave us all that and more for a very reasonable price. Daniel is a very engaging and knowledgable Captain with many years experience. His boat is safe, sound, and fast. It was a fabulous day sailing and he did everything to make our trip every thing we could have possibly hoped to have. Coming to the Camden/Rockland area you will find many day sail companies. We sailed a few of them and found them all a very "canned" experience. Fun yes, but most all just go out the harbor and tack back and forth for 2 hours never leaving sight of the port. If you want the real deal this Captain and his sturdy boat will work hard to make your day sail dream come true! Where others companies say, 'this is what you get". Daniel says, "what do you want?"

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Bufflehead provided a lovely view of Camden's Fifth of July Fireworks, as well as a personal tour of the schooners sleeping in the harbor. Daniel knew every place that his guests pointed at, to which he shared as much or as little as we wanted to know, all in good humor and high spirit. The boat comfortably seated all 6 guests, and my oh my what a lovely head! We were even greeted by a fullish moon rise over the water. A magical evening indeed!

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

When friends came up to visit we all wanted to go sailing. So through some friends I found Daniel and Bufflehead Sailing Charters. We booked for a Sunday but as you know weather can change on a dime and it did. But so did Daniel. He was able to accommodate us on Friday and what a GORGEOUS day it was! We enjoyed a full day sail off the beautiful Maine coast, a little hiking on a nearby island and lunch! Daniel was a knowledgeable and friendly host. It was like sailing with a friend! It was a day we won't soon forget. Sailing off the coast of Maine is a wonderful way to see this beautiful area and we definitely will do this again.

Date of experience: June 2012
3  Thank Pam S
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