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Portland Schooner Co.

Maine State Pier, 56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Beautiful boat, awesome time sailing

The schooner is beautiful. It was amazing being able to step onto such a beauty and have a... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Jenny M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Interesting to compare old to new.

We have done a bit of deep water sailing in Australia, and took the opportunity to experience life... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
John G
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Middle Park
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Sail with us on an authentic sailing vessel steeped in history - and have the experience of a lifetime. Bagheera and Wendameen provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy some of Maine's most beautiful sights and sounds - from the deck of a storied wooden schooner built in the early 20th century. For an afternoon, a day, or an overnight windjammer adventure, from Portland Harbor through the pristine waters of Casco Bay and beyond, refresh your spirit and excite your soul with an unforgettable sail reminiscent of a simpler time. Our 2018 Sailing Season begins Friday, May 11th 2018. Visit us online for bookings and reservations! We hope to welcome you aboard!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour sail” (8 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Maine State Pier, 56 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

The schooner is beautiful. It was amazing being able to step onto such a beauty and have a friendly screw sail us around Portland, Maine. The day was super cold, and being from Charlotte, NC, we were not dressed properly. The crew offered everyone blankets...More

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We have done a bit of deep water sailing in Australia, and took the opportunity to experience life as it was before winches. We had a great time, the crew were all informative, friendly and more than happy to answer questions. Some things never change,...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This is the first activity we did when we arrived in Portland. It was perfect, the weather was warm, sky was clear. We were able to see some seals, three light houses and a beautiful sunset. The wind didn't cooperate as well as we would...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We took the 2 hour sailing and wasn't disappointed. We boarded the schooner, received brief instructions and were on our way. We sailed for the majority of the time out there with a very professional, hard working crew. The scenery was beautiful and the experience...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We used this wonderful company through our cruise ship. It was mere steps away from the cruise dock and was a wonderful experience. I'd recommend going straight through the company and skipping the upcharge you will get with your cruise line. Captain and crew were...More

Thank 900janep
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Ok..I do understand it takes wind for a sailboat to move but when you pay $44 per person to see the scenery and you only make it a stones throw from the dock...literally around the closest private island and back that is disappointing. Our captain...More

Thank Allison A
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Took the sunset cruise last night from 5-7. The scenery was beautiful and the weather couldn't have been any better. We brought a bottle of wine and cheese with crackers. The crew was very nice, though they don't offer information unless asked. We knew that...More

Thank Kristie-Lee W
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

We have taken this 2 hour cruise pretty much every year for the past 5 or 6 years. The cruise is always relaxing, just as it was this time. The staff members (hands) were great. The issue that I had with the cruise is that...More

1  Thank ImHomeNow
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We loved this. You can bring your own food and drink and for the sail. It's two hours of a beautiful ride around Casco Bay. The crew is really nice and the sights are just wonderful. Saw some seals while out on the water too.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

One of my favorite activities I recommend for people to do when visiting Portland is to get out on the water. Sailing with Portland Schooner Co. is a marvelous and peaceful way to do this. The two hour sail is just enough time to fully...More

Thank VPike
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Melissa C
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Kayla P | Property representative |
Hello Mellissa! All of our routes stay inside the calm and protected waters of Casco bay! Sea sickness shouldn’t be an issue. Thanks!
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Karen P
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Kayla P | Property representative |
Hi Karen! We have heads (bathrooms) on both of our schooners!
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Melissa A
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Kayla P | Property representative |
Hi Melissa! We suggest you bring layers and plan for windy, cool and possible rain on occasion. Thanks
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