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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
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A delightful cruise!

A beautiful day on a lovely, historic schooner on the magical Maine coast! Owner/captain was... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
914dickl
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Henniker, New Hampshire
Birthday Bliss

My daughter (21) and I celebrated my birthday with a trip from Ct. to Camden,Me. A highlight of the... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan T
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Farmington, Connecticut
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A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant Surprise, lets you experience both Camden and Penobscot Bay in a truly special and memorable way.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 20:30
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful day on a lovely, historic schooner on the magical Maine coast! Owner/captain was knowledgeable of the area and fun to talk with about sailing these classic old boats.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter (21) and I celebrated my birthday with a trip from Ct. to Camden,Me. A highlight of the trip was our time on the schooner with the captain and his mate Laird. We were able to help with the rigging,as well offered to let...More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your sail! So happy to hear that you had fun with Laird and Will they are great staff we are so lucky to have working for us! We love to have people help out hoisting sails and having...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience driven by the very personable and topnotch crew. The beauty of the surroundings is unsurpassed.

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of you sail. We are lucky to call this beautiful place home and sail here everyday! Hope you will be back in the future. Kind regards, Nicole and Ramiro

Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Will and first mate Laird did an awesome job. Both provided information regarding the city of Camden, historical and stories of the local harbor. Their passion for the area, sailing and the Surprise was obvious. These guys are sailors not posers. Our grandson took...More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your raving review! We are very lucky to have Laird and Will helping us on Surprise, so glad to hear they took good care of you. Happy to hear that your grandson got a turn at the helm as well, kids...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great afternoon sailing in the Penobscot Bay on the Surprise. The crew were knowledgeable in what they were doing as well as with the area in which we were sailing . They related history and amusing stories as we spent a perfect...More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your afternoon on Surprise! We appreciate you taking time to write a review. Best, Nicole

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've taken many chartered sails out of Camden through the years. This past weekend for a change, we decided to try a sail on the "Schooner Surprise." We were pleasantly "surprised!" The boat was beautifully maintained, The 90 degree day and strong winds added to...More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. We glad you took a sail and that you felt well cared for with Captain Will and Mate Laird we are lucky to have great staff that help us out. Hope to sail with you the next time you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sail on a beauty of a classic sailboat. Great crew, fast ride, fun times. I'd do this every day if I could.

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear that you would come out every day if you could! We are so lucky to call this beautiful place home. Kind regards, Nicole

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice sail. Mid-day and the wind came up to a comfortable level giving everyone a great ride! Very competent, friendly crew.

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review you sail on Surprise! A pleasure to sail with you. Best, Nicole

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some down time while my husband was playing golf, so I drove to Camden not knowing what I was going to do. Drove straight to the harbor and the "Surprise" was getting ready to set out in the Bay. Purchased my ticket and...More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your kind words it was a pleasure chatting with you! Hope to see you in the future. Best, Nicole

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little cruise! Very competent crew! Beautiful water views and local color! Bargain for the experience.

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review of your sail on Surprise. Glad to hear that you find us a good value. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Nicole

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eileen2255
Is there bathrooms onboard
19 August 2016|
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Response from Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes... great experience. There's only one sail with the music and desert... Also, if you ask, you can help them set the sails and steer the boat for awhile
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eileen2255
Are there bathrooms onboard
19 August 2016|
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Response from MSinBklyn | Reviewed this property |
There's a "head"-- in other words, a small on board portapotty!
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t0mkane
What is cancellation policy if bad weather
25 July 2016|
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Response from Steve K | Reviewed this property |
I was told by the owner a full refund or we could reschedule when the weather turned bad before our cruise. Lucky for us, we were able to go the next day. It was one of the highlights of our trip. I believe their... More
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