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“Wonderful evening sunset cruise”

Schooner Yacht Heron
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Rockport
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Owner description: Sail the Maine Coast aboard Schooner Yacht HERON, a 65' John Alden designed Classic Schooner Yacht. Experience the thrill of sailing a classic wooden schooner. HERON is fast and steady as she sails among the pristine islands of Penobscot Bay. The Schooner Yacht HERON is truly the finest day sailer in the fleet. Quality sails offered daily. Enjoy Maine's tastiest Lobster Roll lunch, educational Indian Island Lighthouse/Eco tour or a relaxing Sunset Dinner Sail. Private sails, group and custom charters also available. HERON is family built, owned and operated by the Bower family of Camden, Maine.
Searsport, Maine
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29 reviews
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“Wonderful evening sunset cruise”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a must-do experience in mid-coast Maine! A beautiful schooner, a friendly and capable captain, a charming first mate, all in the prettiest maritime environment. We motored out of the harbor and they raised all the sails. From there we quietly and quickly sailed past islands, a picturesque lighthouse, and endless views of the ocean. The boat can carry up to 22 guests, but there were 7 of us. We chatted and got to know each other a bit, shared light hors d'ouvres and beverages (you can BYO wine or beer). The stories from the captain and mate were enjoyable, they winter in the Virgin Islands and have lots to share. Cute kitty "Monkey" was friendly also.
We sailed for 2.5 hours before heading back in the harbor, sails down again. Affordable and fun!! Do it!

Visited July 2012
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Boca Raton, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sailing Experience”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We arrived at the point of departure and it was raining, so we were wondering if we would get to go. The clouds cleared and the captain set sail, as he told another passenger, to where ever the wind takes out. During the 2 hours or so that we were out, we were cold (we are from FLorida) but it felt great. The food was generous, but hard to eat on a moving boat.

Visited July 2012
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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very pleasent sail in Rockport ME”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

We went out on the Heron on the 4th of July weekend and had a very good time. The Heron spends it's summers in Maine and it's winters in the Virgin Islands. It's a great way to see the harbor, lighthouses and wildlife. It's a smooth sailing vessel, not to large and not to small, there were four couples on our trip which was nice because I hate crowds.

The lunch sail includes a lobster roll which was very good.

Visited July 2011
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Meriden, New Hampshire
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“A great sail with great sailors...”
Reviewed September 17, 2010

What a great time aboard the schooner Heron! Big, beautiful, well-maintained, stable boat. Twig and Bonnie built this boat, live on it, sail summers in Maine and winters in St. Johns, so they know sailing. Bonnie's lobster rolls were to-die-for, and Rockport harbor is so much less congested than Camden's next door.

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