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Schooner Stephen Taber Day Cruises

Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
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Highlight of the year!

If your looking for a truly unique experience, look no further! Sailing on the Stephan Taber with... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
A_Alessio13
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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Robert McCloskey and Noah Barnes on Penobscot Bay

In 1957 McCloskey won his second Caldecott Award by describing the wonders of life on the bay and... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
David M
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Camden, Maine
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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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“wood stove” (22 reviews)
“lobster bake” (19 reviews)
“the galley” (16 reviews)
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Windjammer Wharf, Rockland, ME 04841
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a truly unique experience, look no further! Sailing on the Stephan Taber with Noah, Jocelyn, Sean, Adam and Alex is a bucketlister not to be missed. I am from Maine, am very well travelled, and have worked in beautiful tourism industries...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

In 1957 McCloskey won his second Caldecott Award by describing the wonders of life on the bay and on the islands around Deer Isle, Maine. At that time he mentions the Stephen Taber, which was into more than half of its life at that time....More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We took our daughter and Granddaughter for a wonderful week of sailing in Penobscot Bay, Maine. It was the Captain's Birthday Week cruise and Cap'n Noah didn't disappoint with his favorite selections of gourmet meals, cheeses and wines. A special treat was the lobster bake...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

"Camping out on a historic landmark" is how my husband described it. Definitely not for everybody, but if you don't require luxury amenities, and do appreciate adventure, great food and wine, and enjoy meeting new people, then sailing on the Stephen Taber is for you....More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Our four-night cruise aboard the Stephen Taber was a different sort of getaway for my wife and me, unlike anything we'd done before. And it was wonderful in all respects. Even the tiny cabin space (which we knew in advance would be what it was)...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I expected different accommodations. I did not think I could not stand up in "cabin". You have to crawl down into you cabin. We were on a wine cruise. We expected more fine meals but what we had was good but fine. Think of it...More

Thank Steve55331
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Like another reviewer, I have sailed my entire life in big boats and small. Living in Montana makes it harder to get to the salt, but I have always heard about and wanted to do a windjammer cruise. When my son's wedding was planned for...More

Thank Mtprof
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

I have been off the Stephen Tabe r for almost 2 weeks and I am still homesick to be on board again. This trip took me completely by surprise. A friend booked it for us...with our husbands...one week before a wedding. I am fairly picky...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Would never have dreamed an 1871 windjammer vacation would be this much fun. The ship, the crew, the food, the scenery were all fantastic and made that much better as we learned about sailing these wonderful old ships. I will go again!

Thank Douglas E
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Sailing aboard the Stephen Taber strikes the perfect balance between adventure and luxury. The Captain is capable, caring and irreverent while his crew are devoted, polite and accommodating. Every day we explored the beautiful coastline of Maine, ate 4 nourishing, delicious meals (the fourth meal...More

Thank Willow H
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jbart67
12 September 2017|
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Response from Ellen L | Reviewed this property |
Hi...I would check the Stephen Taber website. I believe they only sail until Columbus day...I could be wrong. I would call them anyway...they are super nice...there are other schooners at the wharf..they could recommend... More
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Susan D
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
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Maryann C
7 January 2016|
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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
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