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Address: 34145 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2808
Phone Number:
+1 949-922-2759

The Historic 82’ schooner Curlew sets sail out of beautiful Dana Point...

The Historic 82’ schooner Curlew sets sail out of beautiful Dana Point harbor, and offers a unique setting for corporate outings, family gatherings and romantic occasions. Certified for over 30 guests, the 1926 Schooner Curlew offers two - four hour group charters.When you choose Curlew for your ocean adventure, you will take an unforgettable journey in the spirit of the past.

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So much fun

This is a must if you get the opportunity. I went for the sail during the festival of sail. It was the perfect sailing adventure

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must if you get the opportunity. I went for the sail during the festival of sail. It was the perfect sailing adventure

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Key West
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

During Festival of Sails in San Diego Harbor, we we're blessed to have picked the Curlew for our Twilight Sail. What an amazing experience! The owner and staff we're great. We sincerely enjoyed our cruise.

Thank 4daburbs
Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had family in from all over the US and decided to charter the curlew for our mother's 80th birthday gift. It was amazing! The captain and crew were wonderful and we had a blast! Highly recommend this adventure!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Such a great experience under difficult situation of sending my friends ashes to sea. Crew was very capable and accommodating to the guest. Beautiful historic sail boat. Our friend was put to sea with respect and kindness of the crew. Thank you for making my friends final sail so beautiful.

Thank Greg T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful experience, beautiful harbour wedding ceremony followed by over an hour sail out to sea. The ship sails from Dana Point Harbor. The weather was fantastic, the crew very knowledgeable and fun, and the ship absolutely gorgeous! If you are planning a small wedding this is the perfect trip, 30 people max and the cost was about $70... More 

1 Thank Sheri S
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

My employer chartered the Curlew as a reward for the team. The 3 hour cruise went very smoothly even though the waves were a little more than some of my coworkers expected. The crew quite capably handled the boat, instilling confidence in all of us. They were quite entertaining when they educated us on sailing practices and when they enlisted... More 

1 Thank Paul F
Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

A wonderful experience on a beautiful boat with friendly crew .. Highly recommended for leisure or corporate events .. Saw lots of dolphins

Thank EiboNewbury
Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

we were on the curlew to conduct a spreading of ashes memorial. that is probably not something that one books very often, but i know they operate other charters for sailing and whale watching. i can tell you the crew is first rate. they have great stories, they orient you to the boat for operating and safety. they let you... More 

1 Thank Kathleen S
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

A personal thank you to Mr. Dahm for sharing stories, Mr. Harrison for the steering lesson and Dr. Taub for making sure no one got seasick! The entire crew's passion for sailing was evident; it was a pleasure to experience their hospitality and warmth. We had beautiful blue skies and even saw several whales.

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