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Schooner Yacht Heron

111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
+1 207-236-8605
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Perfect sunset sail

Twig and crew were wonderful. They all were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding... read more

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michelemichaud2018
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Canton, Massachusetts
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Great mid-day sail on Heron out of Rockport Harbor

We had a great afternoon sail on Heron. The boat is extremely well crafted, sails beautifully and... read more

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Douglas K
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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.
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“eco tour” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
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+1 207-236-8605
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Twig and crew were wonderful. They all were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding as well. Their beautiful, well maintained boat was the perfect setting for a sunset sail. I highly recommmend a sail on the Heron.

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Reviewed today

We had a great afternoon sail on Heron. The boat is extremely well crafted, sails beautifully and provides spectacular views of the Penobscot Bay coast line and islands. Twig and Bonnie are excellent sailors and just a great deal of fun to spend time with....More

Thank Douglas K
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Reviewed today

Three of us were onboard the Schooner Heron for a sail on July 15 on Penobscot Bay. What a fantastic time! Great wind and Heron is one of the fastest small schooners on the Maine coast. First Mate, Bonnie, did a thorough job of telling...More

Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trip we took(my wife and I) was the 3 hour lunch tour. It was great! My wife is not a big fan of being on the water in a boat, much less the ocean. She and I totally enjoyed ourselves. The owner and his...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I reserved a family trip of 10, all adults. We booked the (1 1/2 hour) sunset dinner cruise. The cruise was a 3 knot sail around the inner harbor with no local information or tour narration provided. The ship is lovely and the first mate...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took a two hour tour on the Olad. We had such a great time and I’m terrified of water! The captain and his first mate were very friendly, very informative, personable and knowledgeable. During our tour quite a bit of fog...More

Thank Ashi_queen
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family, (mother, me, my wife, my daughter and her husband) spent delightful time on the Heron for an evening dinner cruise. After the skipper introduced himself and crew, we left the dock. The crew hoisted the sails and the evening breeze scooted us along...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first time on a schooner. We did not expect a guided tour or information along the way.....just a lovely early evening sail around Penobscot Bay . The crew served appetizers a plenty and were very attentive to everyone's needs regarding allergies or...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect amount of time for an outing with the kids (ages 9 and 12). The feeling of being under sail in the open water surrounded by pine covered islands was so peaceful and invigorating, the epitome of mud-coast Maine coastal experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Light wind, sunny skies made for a perfect sail. Captain and crew were engaging and informative, seating was comfortable. Not sure I would call it an "Eco" cruise as given the trip's duration and route, there probably is not usually much nature to view. If...More

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KBNewHampshire
August 20, 2017|
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Response from Russ P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I was told there is a head but did not use it myself. It is a complete working yacht.
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Janetkay94
September 4, 2015|
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Response from Bonnie S | Property representative |
I would suggest you take our afternoon eco sail if you wanted the full narrative of the history of Rockport, Indian Island Lighthouse, lobstering and the wildlife of the area. This is our focus on the afternoon eco sail. We... More
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Cheryl C
June 6, 2015|
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Response from Bonnie S | Property representative |
Island sail with lunch is 3 hrs, cost $65 Eco sail 2.5 hrs Cost $50 Sunset Dinner 2.5 hr Cost $75
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