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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
+1 800-999-7352
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Hope this is the first of the 2017 reviews. "I HAVE A PLAN" is how Captain Noah introduces his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
4-Day Gourmet Cruise - June 2016

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Reviewed 7 January 2017
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Driven only by Atlantic Ocean breezes, the Stephen Taber sets sail from Rockland Harbor, taking guests on four and six day windjammer sailing adventures on the legendary Maine coast. The Schooner Stephen Taber is the oldest sailing vessel in continuous service in the United States, and a National Historic Landmark.
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Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hope this is the first of the 2017 reviews. "I HAVE A PLAN" is how Captain Noah introduces his guests to the day's operations. The plan is formulated by tides, winds, weather, and events and can change on the fly based on tides, winds, weather,...More

Thank moelarrycheese
stephentaber, Owner at Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow!! Thanks for the great review. We try so hard so it means so much when what we do is appreciated. Hope to see you again. Have a great summer! Warmly, Jane Barnes

Reviewed 7 January 2017

"Dear Trip Advisor", How does one sum ‘four days of magic’ up into a quick review? Do I tell you about the scenery, the weather, the blue skies, the wind, the temperature, or how great it is to sail, in general? Sure, maybe. We lucked...More

Thank nwricker
Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of the best vacations I have ever taken. The crew of the Taber become like family in hours. The scenery is amazing. The food is incredible. The camaraderie that develops with the crew and vacationers is worth the trip! Absolutely the trip of a...More

Thank lumdy
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Just returned from a 4 day autumn cruise on the Stephen Tabor. What an enjoyable time. This is not a luxurious pleasure cruise. The Stephen Taber is a 145 year old sailing schooner based in Rockland, ME. Passengers are encouraged (needed) to help rig the...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 15 October 2016

For three days we wandered the bay, anchoring at night in a secluded spot with fantastic views, ate superb meals and sampled unique cheeses and wines and laughed with relish at the antics of the crew and Captain Noah. If you want to feel like...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My hope is that you will think carefully about this stunning voyage on the Maine seas before you book. This is a rare and delightful experience. Not only will you be on the oldest, continuous running schooner in the United States, you will spend three...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is the first time we have been on a schooner [or any ship] so we haven't anything to compare with, but it's hard to imagine better. The captain, Noah, and crew [chef Caroline, Jenney, Mouse and Gus], again, its hard to imagine better. You...More

Thank DandC_Fl_USA
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I just spent several days on the Stephen Taber on a Fall cruise. We had a wonderful and memorable time. Captain Noah did a great job making us feel welcome, answered all our questions, and was lots of fun. The crew provided...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is one of the best vacations we have ever taken. What fun to sail on this national historic treasure! Captain Noah and crew are fantastic! They work very hard to make your trip a memorable one. Chef Caroline is amazing! The sailing, the gourmet...More

Thank Maryann C
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I could not have chosen any ship better than the Stephen Taber. What a pleasure to share with a Captain and crew that love where they are and what they do ! Amazingly hard working crew that keeps this beautiful ship running and makes you...More

Thank Marti2186
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Susan D
Hi How many quests do you accommodate please- four of us are interested in a September cruise - thinking 5 or six nights. What itinerary are you able to do in that amount of time? Thx you Susan
16 February 2017|
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Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for the question. We carry 22 guests and we would love to take you sailing. Please go to our website to view our sailing schedule. TripAdvisor is not letting me add the link- sorry! Best, Jane
Maryann C
We are planning the 4 day cruise with friends on the September 25 fall foliage sailing. Wondering about what clothing will be needed (heavy jackets, rain gear?) for sailing at this time in Maine Thank you.......
7 January 2016|
Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi, Maryann, I think we spoke by phone shortly after you posted this question, but for everyone's benefit: Maine weather is variable and unpredictable.The temperature out on the water is usually about ten degrees cooler than... More
Loretta L
Cost for a week in August?
11 March 2015|
Response from stephentaber | Property representative |
Hi there, I am sorry that I am just answering this now. I did not know this page was here. We have a 6 day trip August 2-8. The cost is $1198 per person. We still have space. Please call 800.999.7352 with more questions... More