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“A Wonderful Two Hours”
Review of Schooner Surprise

Schooner Surprise
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a day cruise in the bay. It was a wonderful two hours. The crew was amazing and knowledgeable about the vessel and the area. They also let us help pull up the sails and steer the boat.

Thank TravelingJimy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly amazing underscores our sail with Captain Will and first mate Laird... or perhaps second in command, I’m not sure as I’m not a mariner! We had a wonderfully historic and informative sail out of the bay. It started off as a sunny and clear-sky trip, but then weather kicked in during the second half. It wasn’t quite Gilligans Island, but did present nature’s fickle personality. Even though Mom Nature was turning foul, our crew was more than capable of handling it. I never felt unsafe, and I never worried. We had a wonderful conversation with Laird during the more fair-weather part of the excursion. He is exceptionally funny and very in-the-know about Camden and it’s lobster/fishing industry. Hopefully your experience will be as exceptional as ours. It was the most fun that I’ve had in two hours in a very long time. Genuine men who genuinely enjoy seafaring!

Thank Bluskyzahead
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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your rave review of your sail with Will and Laird! We are so lucky to have them working with us. Will has been doing tours and sails out of Camden Harbor for 35 years now, even I learn something new from him every time I sail with him. Ah yes the weather in Maine is ever changing! Glad you could enjoy and feel comfortable in all the conditions on the bay. Hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Nicole

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our 2 hour sail on the Surprise. Great, friendly crew that shared a lot of great facts and stories. They were really great communicating with us as our sail was scheduled when rain was in the forecast. Great customer service to work with us to find a better time for us to go. Highly recommend!!

Thank Bruce S
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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bruce,

So glad you enjoyed your sail and glad you were able to reschedule to a day with good weather, we always try to keep an eye on things to accommodate guests to the best weather while in the area. Thanks again for your review!

Best,
Nicole

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very knowledgeable staff, beautiful boat, lots of fun facts about area and beautiful views of Cadillac Mountain and more.

Thank mainetraveler0918
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Ramiro_1918, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time write a review of your sail! Sounds like you were out on a clear day if you saw all the way to Cadillac Mountain 45 miles away!

All the best,
Nicole

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service of the capitan and the lady on the boat. Great experience, we had an incredible sun set experience.

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