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Schooner Eastwind

20 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1821
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Family trip

Loved the schooner cruise. Dave and John were fantastic. Fun to hoist the sails. The crew answered... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
kad757
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Great experience

My husband and I were first timer sailors. Great experience with Capt John and 1st mate Dave. The... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Patrick F
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Sail the waters of delightful Boothbay Harbor on our 65-foot schooner. See lighthouses, the outer islands, and sea wildlife on a two hour cruise. The Smith family has 30 years of boat building and sea adventures to share with you.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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20 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1821
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the schooner cruise. Dave and John were fantastic. Fun to hoist the sails. The crew answered all of the passengers questions. Informed us of the surroundings and animals around.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were first timer sailors. Great experience with Capt John and 1st mate Dave. The weather cooperated with beautiful sunshine and enough wind to raise the sails. A must do in Booth Bay Harbor. Thank you.

Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Our evening sail on the Schooner Eastwind was so peaceful and relaxing and one of the highlights of our vacation in the area. The crew was friendly and informative and their interaction with the guests made it feel like we were out for a good...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Took a sunset cruise- captain Lorne and his crew were very knowledgeable about the area, we had a great time!

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Perfect day to sail and our captain was excellent! Small group of 12 which was nice so comfortable. Not crowded.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was our third time sailing on the Schooner Eastwind and once again it was thoroughly enjoyable. The Captain and mate are informative and friendly. It is a relaxing experience with gorgeous scenery sailing around multiple islands in the harbor. Two hours of fun!

Thank Patricia O
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Interesting 4 reviews of 300 didn't like it. Their Loss. It's a great 2 hour sail aboard the schooner with great crews and a fine view of most of the inner and outer harbor. Comfortable sailing for new comers and a fine experience for all....More

Thank Fran M
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was our second time sailing with Schooner Eastwind. My husband has a peripheral vision deficiency. The crew provided assist in boarding and disembarking. The crew also provides good commentary during the cruise. This sailing experience is a must do when in Boothbay Harbor.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took a sail yesterday with our extended family to celebrate our wedding anniversary a bit early. All 14 of us had a great time. So beautiful to be a ship with that much character and history. Captain John was just great...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had this trip booked a gift and it did not disappoint. Relaxing ride through the harbor and got to see seals and porpoises . We also had the most beautiful sunset to end the ride. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. This is...More

Thank Lauren M
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Janet G
8 September 2017|
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Response from eastwindbb | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for visiting us. We are open this year through Monday, October 9. This time of year our sailing schedule changes so it's best to check in with the ticketing booth for each day's trips. We hope to see... More
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dsimes2
2 May 2017|
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Response from eastwindbb | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us regarding sailing on Schooner Eastwind. Yes, reservations are necessary especially during the time you are here. Windjammer Week begins on June 26 with many activities going on in the town... More
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Jeanine M
19 April 2017|
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Response from eastwindbb | Property representative |
We will be happy to see you back on Eastwind! And yes, your granddaughter will safely enjoy the sail The trip you were on last year was certainly an unusual situation with the kayakers needing our assistance. The captain... More
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