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Bufflehead Sailing Charters
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Nice to deal with

A prospect of stormy weather required us to cancel our evening sail. Daniel was most understanding... read more

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Great time sailing!

My family of 5 booked a charter with captain Dan in August 2020. He took precautions to ensure we... read more

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Reviewed September 27, 2015

Sailing with Captain Dan for two hours was an incredible experience. He conveyed a plethora of knowledge about the history of Rockland, the importance of this harbor, and even provided a lesson on the geology of the Maine coast. Our only regret was that our schedule did not allow us to book a longer trip.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Sherry T
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Reviewed September 3, 2015

I sailed with Captain Dan last year with a group of friends and loved it so much I made the trip again this year, and this time we made sure to book two sails - which still wasn't enough! Captain Dan does not disappoint! Our first sail was a 6 hour day sail and then we also did a 3 hour sunset sail this year which was equally amazing! It was so incredible to be out on the boat watching the sun set and then to be under the stars! I have chartered other boats in the area before and will never again go on any other boat other than Bufflehead. It simply does not get any better than Captain Dan!!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Kim E
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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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank QDonleavy
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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.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank retiredtraveler803
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