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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
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Beautiful.

This was a gift for my husbands 50th birthday! Also was my first time on a sail boat. It was a... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sereena M
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Lots of Fun! Beautiful Day too. Definitely bring hat & sunglasses:) Were referred by friends who... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago

This was a gift for my husbands 50th birthday! Also was my first time on a sail boat. It was a wonderful experience. A beautiful boat. Nicole & Ramiro were so wonderful and even told us about other places to visit!More

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

Hi Sereena, It was so much fun sailing with you and your husband. We had a great sail that day and you guys made it all the more fun. Hope you come up and can do it again with us! Enjoy the rest of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of Fun! Beautiful Day too. Definitely bring hat & sunglasses:) Were referred by friends who went a year before at the same time.

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

Thanks for joining us and taking the referral from you friends! Hat and sunglasses are a great recommendation. Hope to see you in the future. Best, Nicole

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Phenomenally well kept boat. Very little wind but the captain and first mate still made it pleasant. Sat near the captain and she was very engaging with us. The sunset was beautiful. Highly recommend booking with this company and boat.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special day for my wife and i. We rented the the whole time slot and filled the boat with our friends. Kenya and Rob worked together as a well oiled machine and we're just as fun to have on the boat as our friends...More

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

Hi David, So glad your trip was a success! I was disappointed not to get to be aboard for this trip with you all because it sounded like you had a great time with your group! Hopefully we can sail with you again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed the Schooner Surprise during our visit to Camden, Maine. First of all, I highly recommend bringing a wind breaker or sweater of sorts. It was June when we went, and not a cold day, but once you're out on the...More

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

Hello Colin, Thanks for your review of Surprise. Glad to hear you enjoyed all the interesting stuff that our captain and mate had to share with you. Also, happy to hear that you loved our boat we take pride in in keeping her in tip...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Captain and 1st Mate were very knowledgeable and friendly. The 18 passenger maximum made for a intimate occasion that was not too pricey. Whether you've sailed before or not, this should be the ship to take.More

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

Thanks so much for your review! We too like that fact that our boat takes the fewest amount of passengers of the day sailors, this gives our guests a more private ride and plenty of room to move around. Also, happy to hear that you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really liked the captain and the first mate (Kenya). The history of this schooner was neat. It's a smaller vessel but more intimate of a trip. The sunset was beautiful!

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

Thanks for your review Lori! Glad to hear you had a good time with Kenya and Rob! We are lucky to have these great staff members help us out. Glad you got one of those spectacular sunsets over the Camden Hills. Kind regards, Nicole

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we went to Maine we took a boat out of Bar Harbor to see the Puffins. This year we went sailing on the Surprise and had a much better time. It's relaxing and we could hear what everyone was saying. Capt'n Ron...More

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

Cindy, Thanks so much for your review of your sail aboard Surprise. We are so happy to hear you would like to sail with us again in the future! We will look forward to it. Kind regards, Nicole

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though sold by Jack and Barb Moore after 30 years, the new owners are doing a great job maintaining a wonderful schooner in a magical place.More

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

So glad to hear that you still feel the Surprise is the best daysail in Camden Harbor. We are so lucky to carry on the tradition of sailing the Surprise out of Camden Harbor as Jack and Barbara did for over 29 years! This is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were passing through Camden for one day and decided to do the Schooner Surprise based on good reviews I had read. The weather was perfect, the boat was beautiful, and the owners of the boat were so authentic and wonderful!! We really enjoyed the...More

Thank ShermanFromYork
nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sherman, I am so happy to hear that this was one of the highlights of your trip! I am glad that you felt our trip was authentic, we love what we do and try to make everyone feel like they are our friends on...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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