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Schooner Yacht Heron

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Address: 111 Pascal Ave, Rockport Marine Park, Rockport, ME 04856-5917
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Sail the Maine Coast aboard Schooner Yacht HERON, a 65' John Alden designed...

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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Great experience, friendly and knowledgeable crew. Beautiful scenery on the sail. We saw seals, porpoises, and lots of birds.

Reviewed 1 October 2016
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great experience, friendly and knowledgeable crew. Beautiful scenery on the sail. We saw seals, porpoises, and lots of birds.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A sail on the schooner Heron operating out of Rockport Harbor is a treat. Penobscot Bay is a superior place for boaters and affords lovely views of the islands and the shore. Any visit to Maine has as a must some time on the water and Heron provides it well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The heron is a beautiful windjammer build by her captain over 3 winters. So he knows the boat, handlesher beautifully. His wife and their crew is very attentive , they serve a great meal, and the sailing most importantly is just wonderful. Gorgeous area.. if you are going o be in the wooden sailing boat capital of the USA, you... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had great winds which made the sail awesome. The Captain and First Mate, Becky, were very nice and we enjoyed chatting with Becky. We didn't see any seals, but totally enjoyed our time on Schooner Yacht Heron.

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Thank Lynette F
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Lobster rolls; Maine Coastline, gorgeous sailboat. Took the whole family out on the Heron and it was a great time.

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Englewood, Florida
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Bought tickets on line. Found easy parking. We loved that the boat was roomy and not crowded. The captain was very interesting and informative without being intrusive. First mate Becky made us a delicious lunch of lobster roll, chips and a soft drink. Saw porpoise and eagles. It was so beautiful sailing among the islands! So glad we chose the... More 

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Thank Dee S
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Wehad a great ride on a perfect day for sailing. Because of wind and tide conditions, no seals were vsible on this trip. Friendly, informative crew.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Trigg and his first mate were top notch. Lovely schooner. Great tour. Obvious that the captain is very knowledgable and expert. I was reluctant to sail, but did because my husband loves sailing. After our trip on the Heron I was ready for another sail. Highly recommend for a relaxiing, scenic sail.

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Newington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

A beautiful boat with good food served during the whole trip. We had a smooth sail with wonderful scenery along the way. I took some beautiful photos of the Camden Hills and harbor of Rockport. The Captain was great to sit near and he answered all of our questions. It was our best night in Maine with food, fun and... More 

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Montgomery, ny
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We never sailed before and this was a great intro into that world. Captain "Twig" , Bonnie and the crew gave us a great experience and the food was very good. We would definitely go again.

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