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“Wonderful, relaxing experience”

Portland Schooner Co.
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Sail with us on an authentic sailing vessel steeped in history - and have the experience of a lifetime. Bagheera and Wendameen provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy some of Maine's most beautiful sights and sounds - from the deck of a storied wooden schooner built in the early 20th century. For an afternoon, a day, or an overnight windjammer adventure, from Portland Harbor through the pristine waters of Casco Bay and beyond, refresh your spirit and excite your soul with an unforgettable sail reminiscent of a simpler time. Our 2018 Sailing Season begins Friday, May 11th 2018. Visit us online for bookings and reservations! We hope to welcome you aboard!
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We used this wonderful company through our cruise ship. It was mere steps away from the cruise dock and was a wonderful experience. I'd recommend going straight through the company and skipping the upcharge you will get with your cruise line. Captain and crew were competent and polite, providing a lovely experience.

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"captain and crew"
in 16 reviews
"hour sail"
in 9 reviews
"sunset cruise"
in 16 reviews
"great sail"
in 7 reviews
"two hours"
in 14 reviews
"casco bay"
in 37 reviews
"bring wine"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful boat"
in 7 reviews
"tall ship"
in 4 reviews
"set sail"
in 3 reviews
"sailing adventure"
in 2 reviews
"great hour"
in 4 reviews
"enjoy the scenery"
in 2 reviews
"happy to answer questions"
in 2 reviews
"weather was perfect"
in 5 reviews
"ferry terminal"
in 4 reviews
"harbor seals"
in 4 reviews

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Ok..I do understand it takes wind for a sailboat to move but when you pay $44 per person to see the scenery and you only make it a stones throw from the dock...literally around the closest private island and back that is disappointing. Our captain says after an hour in...so are we all ok enjoying are beautiful sunset just sitting here or do you actually want me to start up,the engine...the way he put it no one was going to speak up. Was hoping to see the light house but that was in the far distance. Also if you bring wine bring your own cups...they don't have extra onboard. Gorgeous boat but wish I could have seen things other than just the sunset.....

Thank Allison A
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Took the sunset cruise last night from 5-7. The scenery was beautiful and the weather couldn't have been any better. We brought a bottle of wine and cheese with crackers. The crew was very nice, though they don't offer information unless asked. We knew that going into it, and actually preferred it that way. We wanted to relax and watch the sunset, and that's what we got to do! I do wish that the crew didn't have to "holler" so loudly at one another when performing the various tasks during the sail. Perhaps headsets or something? It was frequent and disruptive. Otherwise a nice little cruise around the area. Biggest complaint is that they count the time it takes them to get set up as part of the 2 hours for the cruise. We didn't leave the dock till after 5:15 and we're back at it by 6:45. So you're really only getting 1:30 worth of sailing time.

1  Thank Kristie-Lee W
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We have taken this 2 hour cruise pretty much every year for the past 5 or 6 years. The cruise is always relaxing, just as it was this time. The staff members (hands) were great. The issue that I had with the cruise is that you don't really get the time you paid for ($44). We set out around 3:45 for a 3:30 cruise went a ways out for about an hour and turned back in. The last 40 minutes or so consisted of a very slow float back to the dock.

1  Thank ImHomeNow
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We loved this. You can bring your own food and drink and for the sail. It's two hours of a beautiful ride around Casco Bay. The crew is really nice and the sights are just wonderful. Saw some seals while out on the water too.

Thank Runnerny2244
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