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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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What A Surprise!

This was a wonderful sunset sail. The captain and his mate were very interesting as they told us... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Roger B
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Washington Court House, Ohio
Schooner in Camden

Surprise is 100 years old in 2018. The ship is in great shape and the owners are well-aware of the... read more

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Reviewed 20 October 2017
Gene38930
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Greenwood, Mississippi
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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.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful boat” (35 reviews)
“penobscot bay” (50 reviews)
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was a wonderful sunset sail. The captain and his mate were very interesting as they told us about the area as we sailed. The surprise was when my wife volunteered to raise/lower a sail and also steered the ship. This made her very happy....More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Surprise is 100 years old in 2018. The ship is in great shape and the owners are well-aware of the difficulty of keeping this ship in top condition. The trip was only two hours with little wind - that was the only day we could...More

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Thank Gene38930
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Thanks for staying open an extra week. We fell into good weather which made the trip that much more enjoyable. Loved the husband/wife team. Thank you for making our honeymoon trip extra special.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

My husband and I were excited to book the Surprise for a 2-hour day sail. The boat was beautiful, clean, and well cared for. The captain, Will, and first mate, Laird, were fantastic and full of information about the schooner, Camden's history, boating, lobstering, etc....More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Schooner Surprise is a beautiful, historic and well cared for vessel. We had a fine 2 hour sail on Penobscot Bay with good wind and some aggressive sailing. The crew was extremely competent, friendly and knowledgeable about the vessel, the bay and the history of...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The Surprise is a beautifully maintained boat run (and owned) by a great couple. The boat ride was very smooth, guests were invited to help raise sails and even get behind the wheel. They provided some background on key points of interest and were very...More

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Although we set sail on a cloudy very cool morning it was a great experience with great staff. Would highly recommend the sailing trip on the Schooner Surprise.

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Thank Carol N
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Safe, relaxing, fun outing on a vintage sailboat. What could be better? We had a great outing on a glorious afternoon. Perfect weather and perfect gentlemen as the captain and two crew. A couple of sailor poems recited, expert maneuvering to pick up a dropped...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Beautiful day and wonderful cruise! Loved the knowledge of first mate and captain and all the history we learned. Smooth sailing!!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Fab trip even with very little wind. Captain Rob and first mate Laird very knowledgeable and chatty. Captains long eye meant we saw the bald eagles,porpoises and seals.

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Anita Grace W
21 July 2017|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own drinks
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eileen2255
19 August 2016|
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Response from Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes... great experience. There's only one sail with the music and desert... Also, if you ask, you can help them set the sails and steer the boat for awhile
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eileen2255
19 August 2016|
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Response from MSinBklyn | Reviewed this property |
There's a "head"-- in other words, a small on board portapotty!
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