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Schooner Yacht Heron

111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
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Perfect Choice to get Out on the Water in Maine!

Schooner Yacht Heron is a classic yacht skippered by dedicated, knowledgeable and personable... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
m2mtalcott
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Rockport, Maine
Gorgeous boat and wonderful, knowledgable crew!

The boat is lovely and the Captain knows his stuff. Didn't have food on our cruise but the lobster... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
mahlon h
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Rockport, Maine
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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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“lobster roll” (21 reviews)
“eco tour” (13 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Schooner Yacht Heron is a classic yacht skippered by dedicated, knowledgeable and personable owners. Don't miss this experience, out of gorgeous Rockport Harbor. My parents went on their evening dinner cruise years ago, and found it unforgettable as well. I send everyone there! Magnificent vessel,...More

Thank m2mtalcott
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The boat is lovely and the Captain knows his stuff. Didn't have food on our cruise but the lobster roll cruise sounds like fun!

Thank mahlon h
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We have sailed the Maine coast with our own boat for many years and found Penobscot Bay to be the most delightful. Now in our eighties, we are no longer able to do it alone and therefore enjoy day cruises to renew found memories. We...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Beautiful day for a sail on a very nice schooner! Sitting in the cockpit with a nice breeze catching the sails and the boat healing over was a wonderful experience!

Thank Chuck C
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went on the Eco tour. Had a blast. Nice just getting on the water. Perfect day. Nice wind but no real chop. Crew was experienced, helpful and knowledgeable. Nicest part of our trip, really.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The crew was very informative & accommodating. It is a beautiful schooner & sails very smoothly.The Bays & coast & lighthouse where very pretty & the forth coming narrative fit the area.

Thank aerobatt
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We picked a beautiful day. The trip was informative. The crew extremely pleasant. We were offered cocoa, cookies and could purchase a soda for $1. Once the engine was turned off, it was so quiet...the views were out of a postcard. Saw a seal nearby....More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Sailed on Heron on a great weather day in September. I have sailed many times on this schooner. Owners and crew are very hospitable and the memories of the cruise are truly perpetual. I look forward to coming back next season.

Thank rb02110
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

My wife and I took the sunset sail on a clear September evening during Labor Day weekend. The wind filled the sails and we cruised out of the harbor for a delightful few hours of good company, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and lobster soup complete with...More

Thank GreatPoint
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Lovely way to spend a few hours. We took the mid-day eco tour and found it very interesting. Bonnie was a great story teller and was full of info about the area and inhabitants.

Thank mabell502017
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KBNewHampshire
20 August 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
4 September 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
6 June 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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