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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
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Beautiful ship. Great weather. Awesome crew. Can't go wrong here. We really enjoyed the history of

Loved our sail on the surprise. The history of the boat was very interesting and the crew was... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeff D
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Cincinnati
Sail with the Surprise in Camden

Thought we didn't have much wind on our sail it was so lovely being on the bay. The captain was... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Tricia N
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Birmingham, Alabama
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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.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved our sail on the surprise. The history of the boat was very interesting and the crew was super friendly. Would highly recommend.

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Jeff, Thanks for your review! We too love the history of the Schooner Surprise. We hope you will be back next year to sail with us for her 100th year on the water! Thanks for recommending us! Nicole and Ramiro

Reviewed 6 days ago

Thought we didn't have much wind on our sail it was so lovely being on the bay. The captain was very knowledgeable about the area and we just had:a very nice time

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tricia, Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed everything our captain had to share with you about the area. It is so relaxing being out on Penobscot Bay and glad you were able to soak it all in. Thanks, Nicole

Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my 2 daughters (19 and 18) on a sunset cruise. very relaxing. Nice chats with wife/husband team. they let my daughters steer the boat a bit which was fun for them.

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you and your daughters aboard. I am glad they had fun getting behind the wheel and driving. Hope to see you again someday soon! Best, Nicole

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an absolutely perfect way to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Knowledgeable and friendly crew that shared a lot of interesting information about the area and fielded my many questions. The size of he boat is intimate enough to mingle and chat with all the...More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Jenny, Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad your questions were all answered and you learned some new things about the area. We too like the fact that our boat carries the fewest amount of passengers of the day sailors and how this makes...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Every year we come to Camden, we plan to enjoy a sail on one of the schooners. This year we decided to listen to passengers talking as they returned to dock. We heard nothing but great reviews for the Schooner Surprise. On the day we...More

Thank AFsilverfox52
nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

This is a very kind review. It was our pleasure to be able to take you out on a slow day and give you a private and personal ride. We hope when you return to Maine you will think of sailing with us again. Many...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My sister, brother and law, and children met in New England for a 5 day vacation. We were so excited to board the Schooner Surpise, and thoroughly enjoyed our trip out into the bay! The captain and first mate were skilled and congenial. The whole...More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for this wonderful review. It is a lot of fun to come out when you can enjoy the trip with lots of family. We sure hope to sail with you one day soon! Best, Nicole and Ramiro

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took the 3pm 2 hour sail yesterday afternoon out of very picturesque Camden harbor, and had a wonderful time! The crew were very entertaining with many true stories about the boat and area. The gentle breezes were enough for the historic...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing time sailing in Camden on the Schooner Surprise. The crew was awesome, knowledgeable to friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sailed on the Surprise to Rockland for the Windjammer Parade. Had a very nice sail in spite of minimal wind. Nicole and Ramiro were great hosts. Highly recommended. BTW, dress in layers and bring a wind breaker - it can get downright chilly out...More

Thank Larry H
nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Larry, Thanks for taking the time to review your sail! The Windjammer Parade of sail is one of my favorite days on the bay. It is so cool to sail amongst all the big old schooners from the midcoast area. Thanks also for all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend, mother and I went out on the Schooner Surprise for an evening sail last Monday and absolutely loved it! The crew/owners were very sweet and gave the history of the area as we cruised through the bay. No seal sightings on our trip...More

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Anita Grace W
21 July 2017|
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Response from Kate C | Reviewed this property |
There is no formal bar onboard. The two times I went out on this ship other passengers brought their own beverage of choice and enjoyed it onboard.
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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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