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Schooner Surprise

#1 of 11 Tours in Camden
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Address: 1 Bayview St, Camden, ME 04843-2201
Phone Number: +1 207-236-4687
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A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant...

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.

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Fantastic view of Camden and the islands

Great old boat with such a history and in immaculate condition, fab commentary, wonderful views. About the best 2 hours you could spend in Camden. This week is the last for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Bowral, Australia
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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great old boat with such a history and in immaculate condition, fab commentary, wonderful views. About the best 2 hours you could spend in Camden. This week is the last for sailing on the Surprise for the season. So lucky to have the experience and we were so blessed with the weather. Thank you to the crew for a truly... More 

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Black Forest, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the best time sailing on the Schooner Surprise! The Captain and also the gal who owns the boat were both fantastic!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it ! The hosts, the views... the beautiful sailboat - our girls has lots of fun. Recommend it.

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you've never enjoyed a ride on a schooner, this one happens to be 57 feet in length, it's an experience you won't forget. This one had five sails on it and provided two-hour tours outside of the Camden Harbor. It was a delightful experience, and the owners even gave guests the opportunity to sit at the wheel and steer... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A great time, beautiful day and wonderfully nice tour guides (owners of the Surprise). I would call this a "must see and do" to anyone local or from out of town.

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Wiscasset, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I along with my sister's granddaughter, who was visiting with me from Indiana, had a most wonderful time sailing on the Schooner Surprise out of Camden Harbor on Oct. 6th. The young couple that own the boat made us feel so comfortable and welcome and shared with us the interesting history of the area. The boat was beautiful, the weather... More 

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Fairway, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We sailed on the Surprise on a beautiful day in late September and it was a fabulous way to spend the afternoon. Will and Nicole are both very personable and knowledgeable about the schooner itself, sailing, and the area around Camden. This is a very relaxing way to see the Bay and learn more about this part of the Maine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very pleasant and interactive couple run this boat. Awesome scenery. Received great information about what we were seeing. Highly recommended!

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Pittsfield, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nicole and Ramiro were very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and competent. They keep a tight and clean ship and engage their passengers in pleasant conversation whilst taking them along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the USA. This was an affordably-priced, well-spent afternoon with an enjoyable couple on their beautiful boat.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a great way to see Camden, ME from the water. The couple that owns the schooner is very nice. The ride is relaxing and you can bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy the 2 hour journey. Don't miss this during your stay here.

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