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Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

63 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5043
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Even though it was overcast we had a nice sailing. The crew let you help with lifting the sails.The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
debbiekellenberger
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Putnam, Connecticut
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A bit of History on the water

Nothing better than sailing out of Gloucester on a custom built Schooner Great boat for a sail and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
bubbia1
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Picture yourself relaxing on the deck of this beautiful 65- foot schooner as she sails out of Gloucester harbor on a light southwesterly breeze. Join us for a two-hour sail and get a taste for what it was like to sail on a fishing schooner a hundred years ago. Help the crew raise the sails, or just sit back and take in the sights and sounds of Gloucester's coastline. Some of our weekend public sails feature music. We offer group rates. And we specialize in private charters for weddings, corporate entertainment, teambuilding, birthdays and more. The Lannon is a great place for a party!
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour sail” (7 reviews)
“captain tom” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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63 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5043
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though it was overcast we had a nice sailing. The crew let you help with lifting the sails.The crew are all very friendly they serve cocktails if you're interested and have light snacks on board. This was our second trip would highly recommend

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kileydavis, Front Office Manager at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Debbie, Glad you enjoyed your sail. We always like when the season kicks off with folks having a great time.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Nothing better than sailing out of Gloucester on a custom built Schooner Great boat for a sail and touring the inner harbor, a great crew and a great experience for anyone who has never taken advantage of a cruise by sail

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Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

Thanks for sailing with us. Glad you had a great time. Thanks for the review

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Its amazing how quiet it was to take this trip - I never realized that boat engines made so much noise until I was on this schooner! Great crew and beautiful boat - the meticulous care they put into keeping this in tip top shape...More

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Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

Thanks for joining us. We always try to run our engine as little as possible so folks can enjoy the ride. The "highliner fishermen" always kept their vessels in immaculate condition so that is what we strive for also.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

My husband and I took his mother sailing on the Thomas E. Lannon for her birthday. Whether you are a native Bostonian or just visiting, this is a beautiful vessel and a lovely way to spend a few hours in Gloucester- great views of the...More

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Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

Your welcome and thanks for sharing your mother-in-laws birthday, and experience with us. Our crew really is great at what they do, and we too enjoy not saying the same thing over and over again over a loudspeaker. This way you get an interactive and...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

I had the great pleasure of taking an amazing "last of the season" sail with Capt. Heath & his crew. It was a perfect day, coupled with a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable crew. I am a local, and very proud of our harbor where the beautiful...More

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kileydavis, Front Office Manager at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our last sail of the season. We pushed our season a bit longer than usual this year because of the beautiful weather. Fall sailing really is the best!

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Great late season sail. 15-OCT-17. Grandson (2 yrs 5 mos) enjoyed the water and wind. We try to go at least once a season.More

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kileydavis, General Manager at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

We are always glad to hear when young children enjoy coming onboard. Some people are concerned about bringing their kids onboard, but we try to ensure them safety is our first priority, followed by enjoying Gloucester's beautiful harbor. We look forward to sailing with you...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Wonderful sail on this well kept, clean, comfortable schooner . . . first time my wife and I have done this kind of thing, but will not be the last time. Crew knowledgable . . . seemed to genuinely enjoy interacting with the passengers ....More

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kileydavis, Front Office Manager at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Leslie, thank you for your comment on understanding not going beyond the breakwater. We want our passengers to have the most comfortable ride as possible and with Gloucester's harbor being protected we can do so when the seas are rough. Thankfully, there are plenty of...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

The weather was great, the seas were calm as the Thomas E. Lannon cut through water and provided an incredible afternoon experience. The crew was very courteous and helpful. The skipper (the father) had some great stories to round out the trip. If your in...More

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Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

Thanks for sailing with us. Always nice to hear how good our crew and captains do at making it an enjoyable sail. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The weather could not have provided a more perfect setting for this leisurely sail with a cloudless early autumn sky, light winds and sparkling waves! The friendly crew, some rum punch from the limited cash bar, and entertaining tales from the captain, on the sleek,...More

Thank June S
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Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

Glad you tried our rum punch made with local Gloucester rum, we've been told "its the best rum punch on the east coast north of the equator." Thanks for the rewiew and for sailing with us.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

The Captain(s) and crew of the Thomas E. Lannon really know how to show you a good time! So exhilarating watching them in action. Thank you so much for the incredible thrill ride. The views are beyond compare. You just have to experience it yourself....More

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Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

Thanks for joining us for what we think is the best sail of the year. We truly love what we do and are lucky to be able to share such an exciting day with our passengers. Thanks for a great review and hope to see...More

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