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Bufflehead Sailing Charters
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Perfect fall afternoon on the water

What an amazing afternoon, sailing with Sam and ‘crew’, weather was stunning, fall light and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
127susiea
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Must do!

We had a great time on the Bufflehead. Captain Dan and his crew were experienced, entertaining, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

then here's a book to read.

Just by the pictures you can tell it was a great day on the water, but I'll add a few words here too. You will meet interesting people, hear engaging stories and take amazing pictures.

I've gone each year for four years, each time wonderful and sometimes more than one sail per Maine visit, and I make sure to review it each time because Cap'n Daniel Bennet and the Bufflehead experience is one of those businesses that you want to celebrate, cheer on and share with others.

Because the time flies, I recommend booking a longer sail so you can relax past the excited novelty of it and let the peace and beauty of it soak in deep. The splash of the boat going through the water and the changing scenery really slows your rhythm and engages you in the way that you always want a vacation to: you want it to relax you, fill you with new experiences and change you for the better; you want a vacation to add to you in the way that only subtraction can.

A good long charter at the beginning of your vacation will set the tone for your whole trip or you can book a charter at the end of your Maine experience to really put a cherry on your visit. Or, do like I do - and sprinkle a few charters into your schedule like indulgent meals to punctuate your adventures.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

I would give more stars if that was possible! If you are thinking about taking a sail out of Rockland - be sure and check out the Bufflehead! Captain Dan is a great captain! Very informative about the area and makes your trip a lot of fun! My kids and inlaws were all entertained. Kids sail for the price of their age per hour - quite a bargain! We will sail with them again whenever we return to Maine. We did a 2 hour sail out to the lighthouse and back.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank carolynd287
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Highly recommend Bufflehead Sailing Charters. Capt. Daniel is a engaging and enjoyable host, always ready with an interesting story and a quick witted joke. The day of our sail his young daughter helped crew the shipped and she impressed everyone with her ability and intelligence.

Bufflehead offers open booking which makes longer sails far more affordable than other charters. Downside is you might get stuck with some folks in somewhat cramped quarters that you might not want to spend the full day with, but you know that heading in. If you want a private charter they offer that option as well.

Again, can't recommend Bufflehad enough for folks looking for an affordable and relaxing day on the water. If we are in the area again, we'd book another day trip with Capt. Daniel without question.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank robdorans
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Two of us called at the last minute for a sailing tour. Captain Daniel provided a private two hour tour that was truly beautiful. We learned a lot as well!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank skb2426
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Captain Daniel does a fabulous job of navigating and narrating Penobscot Bay. He possesses a wealth of historical and nautical information of the area, excellent sailing skills, and the most engaging personality! Loved our time on the Bufflehead!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank LaurieCooper
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