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“Poor organization and communication...we reserved two spots on a sail that to our chagrin was not scheduled to happen...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Star Charters Day Tour

Star Charters Day Tour
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
“Poor organization and communication...we reserved two spots on a sail that to our chagrin was not scheduled to happen...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2010

This is not a review of the tour itself but rather of our experience booking with the company. Star Charters disappointed us on our trip to Lunenburg although we had really been looking forward to our Sunset sail as it happened to be a beautiful clear afternoon/evening. We reserved two spots on a sail only to discover when we arrived at the dock that it was never scheduled to happen. The explanation we received was that the two staff we spoke with upon booking were apparently clueless that the boat was not at all available that day... Hopefully it's not something that occurs frequently, but just in case, we decided to tour the waters of Lunenburg with an entirely different company the next day.

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English first
Boston
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Star Charters in Lunenburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2009

After seeing some postings on here regarding Star Charters we decided to check them out and planned a day trip to Lunenburg while we were in Nova Scotia. The weather was beautiful and the sailing was great. The captain ws an Aussie who was very friendly and let the kids captain the boat for a while, we saw a couple of seals swimming around, the harbor looked great from the water. The crew was great too and took the best pic of the four of us! They gave us alot of info about Lunenburg and we really really just enjoyed the day. I thought it was a great deal since they had a family rate instead of a per person rate. I wish more attractions would do that. It's very family friendly!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A Sailing Adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2008

It was our first time....I pictured relaxing, sitting in the sun with a slight breeze. I realized there was alot more to sailing... as the winds were favorable for a good sail. The boat leans much more than I expected, there were a few kids that didnt like the sailing experience and were scared.

I would say it was an excellent sail for people who like to sail.....
haha

Deck hands were all very friendly and informative.

I would do it again:)

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Wayland, Mass
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2008

My family of five loved the Eastern Star. I loved the price of $65 for all five of us. The Captain, Merrill was very friendly and informative. I would highly recommend this activity.

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Halifax
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“'Eastern Star'--A Major Highlight...be prepared for an Supreme Sail!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2008

I've been on the Eastern Star many times and looking forward to the next sail. Sailing aboard the Eastern Star is a highlight to our trips to Lunenburg.
The Eastern Star is a sailing ketch which holds approx 30 people. The ketch is modern, clean and is much more striking than what you see in pictures.
Keith is an insightful, delightful captain, willing to answer any and all questions. He really places a strong effort in making each trip memorable and pleasant for everyone. That is why we go back, time and time again..
There are two specific sail times we part take in, one is the afternoon sail around Lunenburg Harbour, approx sail time 90 minutes in duration. The information provided is informative which enhances the sailing experience. There's no napping through Keith's info sessions, they are too interesting!
The second sail we part take in is the evening sail, approx 2 hrs in length. Again your travelling in and aroung Lunenburg Harbour but this tour is very much different. You get a very different feeling of Lunenburg at night. You see a multitude of lights, other sail boats, aqua life playing in the harbour, incredable sunsets. During our last trip we also watched fireworks that were being set off. We don't know whom set them off but they were gorgeous! While still informative, the mood to the sail has a relaxed tone, romantic feel, and you wish you could stay out all evening!
I can't say enough about "Sail Lunenburg Star Charters", words can't describe the experiences you can have. If your in Lunenburg, go to the Fisheries Museum Wharf and sign up for a trip.
Thanks Keith for make so many memorable moment, we'll see you soon.

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