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Bufflehead Sailing Charters
Ranked #1 of 17 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 August 30, 2015

My husband and I chartered the Bufflehead for a private 6 hour sail + lobster feast. What a lovely way to spend the day! Dan took us to a great small island (with just a few other humans) where we did a quick frigid dip and stroll before he cooked us a delicious fresh soft-shell lobster feast on a blanket. Not to mention the enjoyable trip to and fro, including a bit of time where Dan let me steer the ship. The blueberry pie by his wife was also amazing! Overall, we thought this was a highlight of our trip to Maine.

Thank kindofmel
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

I chartered with Bufflehead last year (for six hours - which just flew by) and so did it again this year - but booked two charters this time; a day sail and a sunset charter. Still not enough!

The changing sights, charming boat and deep knowledge of Cap'n Dan make for very engaging and memorable times. Because Dan is a renowned local sailor, the big schooners don't mind at all when he slips up close to say hi. It's wild to be safely so close to big boats.

Other people made the trip great, too. The ideal conditions of being onboard a great boat and being hosted by someone as nice and interesting as Cap'n Dan puts everyone else at their relaxed best. It really adds to the trip when you can be within conversational distance of other relaxed and happy people.

The only mistake you can make with Bufflehead Sailing Charters is to book a short cruise. It's amazing, though unsurprising, that this charter gets such rave reviews.

Thank Seeqer
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

We have been on many boats, but never on a sailboat. We decided to give it a try. What a hoot! Captain Dan delivered on every promise. So many times the advertisement is glowing but the product is not. Bufflehead charters exceeded all expectations. Captain Dan is engaging, knowledgeable, funny, and just a guy you would want to spend time with. If you are in Rockland and want to sail we strongly recommend Captain Dan and the Bufflehead.

Thank retiredtraveler803
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great little sailboat, great area, wonderful conversation and a pleasure to be aboard the Bufflehead! Captn Dan was charming but the real star was the first mate what a doll and sharp as a tack, my wife and I hope to sail again with them! The one thing that I have to complain about is the same thing that I've seen in a few reviews......... its to short!! You could sail on that boat with Captain Dan for hours and it would seen like a 20 min!! Great job guys!!

Thank criticaleater
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Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing sail today with Amanda's pie, and Captain Daniel's 5 star treatment which included a lobster bake. We'd like a copy of the Calandar of Wooden Boats for Miss June 2011!

Thank Jane G
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