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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Nicole and Ramiro are Fab!

Excellent trip today. The owners, Nicole and Ramiro at fabulous! Very personable and hospitable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jadembarry
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Sewanee, Tennessee
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A Beautiful Boat and Professional Crew

Our spring sail was breezy and beautiful on Mother's Day. We enjoyed our sail very much and we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bridgetleavitt
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Hope, Maine
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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.
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent trip today. The owners, Nicole and Ramiro at fabulous! Very personable and hospitable! Our son was freezing and they were so accommodating to him being a baby about the temperature.

Thank jadembarry
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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review! Your son was great and it was cold out there! It was a pleasure to have you guys. Best, Nicole

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our spring sail was breezy and beautiful on Mother's Day. We enjoyed our sail very much and we were happy to be on the water to see Camden from a different perspective. The crew was professional and helpful, they clearly enjoy their job. Happy 100th...More

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words! Glad you had memorable Mother's Day. Nicole

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful trip all-around. Rob and Laird did a great job of keeping the boat under sail the entire trip, while sharing stories and local history. Happy 100th, Surprise!

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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! Rob and Laird are great staff we are so lucky to have them helping us out, I am so glad you enjoyed the ride. All the best, Nicole

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We enjoyed the cruise on the Schooner very much. The captain and mate gave us interesting information about the schooner and the area.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our sailing excursion on the Schooner Surprise was definitely a highlight of our 9 day trip up coastal Maine! My husband and I relaxed, enjoyed the beautiful weather, gorgeous views of the water, other sailing vessels, homes of well known people, and the prettiest lighthouse!...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We could not have asked for better weather, with sunny skies & a nice breeze to push us around the water. As a bonus, the fall colors were reaching peak colors! Capt. Will & Laird were entertaining & informative. Great experience.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful 2 hour sail on the schooner Surprise on Oct 16, 2017. This was the end of the season and the weather was great. I recommend this for anyone who has sailed in the past or wants to see...More

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Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Even on the colder days, it is a great trip! They have blankets and jackets on the boat if you are cold, and you can bring drinks and snacks to enhance the experience.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The two captains were very friendly, interesting, good sense of humor, very knowledgeable. We were lucky to have a warm, sunny day and smooth sailing. It was a very relaxing experience and very much worth the cost.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The boat owners “captained” and “first mated” this schooner tour - they were both knowledgeable and entertaining while being extremely genuine and personable the entire trip. It was a great way to see Maine from the water!

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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
20 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
20 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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