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Schooner Yacht Heron

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Schooner Yacht Heron
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“eco tour”(19 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
+1 207-236-8605
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 20 years of visiting the Camden-Rockport area, we finally sailed on the Heron - we'll be back much sooner! Twig and crew do a great job presenting a relaxing day-sail on a wonderful yacht. Great lobster roll as well!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank booboo1979
bonnie s, Manager at Schooner Yacht Heron, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! So glad you enjoyed sailing with us.See you next time you are in Rockport.

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful Eco cruise around Penobscot Bay on the beautiful Schooner Heron! Captain Twiggy and his wife and daughter did a great job telling us all about the Lime mines, Lighthouses and of course, Andre the seal!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fearless286684
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I have done a day sail on the Heron every year for the last four years and plan to return every year again with my son, who is now ten. We are making important memories. Bonnie and the crew are just wonderful. And the Heron...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gigijordaan
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Though there wasn't much wind, we still put the sails up and motored out into the bay. There were great stories and a lot of information on the area. The sail boat was custom made and was beautiful. It was nice to be able to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed September 26, 2018

One of the highlights of our trip, and there were several, that we will not forget. Heron is a beautiful boat and Bonnie and Twig did a wonderful job of handling her. Bonnie has a wealth of knowledge of the surrounding area and it's history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jmmaccord
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Excellent sail on Penobscot Bay. The captains were very friendly and informative about the history of the area. We even saw a porpoise and some seals. Definately recomend a trip on the Heron.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Betty B
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Perfect day for a sail on a very nice boat. Great stories about the area. Wish we could have been out for another couple of hours.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We had a nice breeze for a great sail on this beautiful schooner. Bonnie and Twig were great host and very informative. I would highly recommend sailing on the Heron!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pkenterprises
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Pros: Tasty food, friendly and informative captain/crew, great views. Cons: Price. At $75 each, it feels like you're paying a good bit toward novelty. Space can be a bit tight depending on number of passengers. For a special occasion, it's a unique and fun experience,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I would definitely say for a 1.75 hour cruise and specifically the food, the price is steep. The appetizers were simple, accessible in a grocery store type finger foods but I must say the Lobster bisque was tasty! Small blueberry philo dough things for dessert....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 19, 2018|
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Response from Janet L | Reviewed this property |
No issue parking for the sunset cruise.
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.
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