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Schooner Surprise

#1 of 11 Tours in Camden
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Address: 1 Bayview St, Camden, ME 04843-2201
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+1 207-236-4687
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08:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 20:30
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A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant...

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.

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No Surprise Here

My wife and I took a very relaxing afternoon sail on the schooner Surprise with its very friendly and professional crew Nicole and Ramiro. The Surprise is a perfect size- big... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Cabin John, Maryland
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We enjoyed the boat and the narration. The scenery was beautiful. Saw wildlife on the sailing. The adventure was an enjoyable afternoon.

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Cabin John, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife and I took a very relaxing afternoon sail on the schooner Surprise with its very friendly and professional crew Nicole and Ramiro. The Surprise is a perfect size- big enough to be comfortable and small enough to get personnel attention from the hospitable crew. Our trip was all adults, but I would think children would also enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The captain and his mate were quite friendly and helpful. This was a nice, quiet way to sail around Penobscot Bay in beautiful surroundings, and we enjoyed the chance to take the helm and avoid the reefs. We recommend it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The crew was personable and provided interesting insights and history of the area. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who is visiting the Camden area.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Excellent excursion! We really enjoyed our sailing tour. The crew was friendly and knowledgable. Will definitely go again next visit

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We've been on sailboat rides before, but the Schooner Surpise is something really special--you feel like you've been invited on a sailing cruise with family. The hosts, Ramiro and Nicole, are so welcoming and personable, as well as knowledgeable about the history of their boat, the Camden area, lobsters and all the sea birds. We brought a picnic on board,... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I really enjoyed the explanation of history of the vessel by the daughter of the owners-captains. They are all competent sailors, boat in perfect condition, responsive to customers' needs. It was a wonderful day sail. I would book with them again in a minute! It felt very personal, not too many people on board so you had room to roam... More 

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had a very fun sail in the bay. Skilled crew, knowledgeable about the area, boat and sailing. Wonderful views from a beautiful boat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Cold but fun. Brisk morning, and cools down considerably on the open water. Great staff. Helping raise sails and steer the boat made it fun for parents and kids alike.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I had a great time on the Surprise. Nice way to spend a few hours on the water and see Camden.

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