We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bufflehead Sailing Charters

Windjammer Wharf - Captain Spear Drive, 50 Tillson Ave, Rockland, ME
+1 207-691-5407
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Daysail with lobster meal on the beach

Captain Daniel gave us the most amazing day of adventure imaginable!!! His skill as a sailor... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bunnyestates
,
Henderson, Texas
via mobile
Jewel in Maine

We took a last-minute 5 hr sail with Captain Daniel and had the best time! He has amazing life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristol S
via mobile
Read all 127 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Bufflehead is a 32 foot wooden gaff sloop, a classic boat, built in 1964. She is a very pretty boat, superbly swift, comfortable and safe. Captain Daniel Bennett sailed around the Pacific Ocean on a tall ship, and twice across the Atlantic (and back and forth to the Caribbean) on his own small boat.
  • Excellent99%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“captain daniel” (46 reviews)
“hour sail” (10 reviews)
“great captain” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 23:30
LOCATION
Windjammer Wharf - Captain Spear Drive, 50 Tillson Ave, Rockland, ME
CONTACT
Website
+1 207-691-5407
Write a ReviewReviews (127)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"captain daniel"
in 46 reviews
"hour sail"
in 10 reviews
"great captain"
in 9 reviews
"great stories"
in 4 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 6 reviews
"setting sun"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful afternoon"
in 4 reviews
"smaller boat"
in 2 reviews
"an amazing host"
in 2 reviews
"lobster lunch"
in 2 reviews
"interesting guy"
in 2 reviews
"homemade potato salad"
in 2 reviews
"maine coast"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful boat"
in 6 reviews
"from texas"
in 2 reviews
"great trip"
in 3 reviews
"penobscot bay"
in 8 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Captain Daniel gave us the most amazing day of adventure imaginable!!! His skill as a sailor, tireless energy, knowledge as a captain, and entertaining personality left all five of our family members completely satisfied with our time aboard the Bufflehead. He showed us seals and...More

Thank bunnyestates
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a last-minute 5 hr sail with Captain Daniel and had the best time! He has amazing life experiences to share, a wealth of Maine and maritime knowledge and a grand sense of humor to spare! He ensured our comfort, safety, and entertainment. You...More

Thank Kristol S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bufflehead S, Owner at Bufflehead Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kristol, I enjoyed meeting your family too. Glad we got such great weather for our romp around the bay.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a trip with Captain Daniel on July 4th at sunset - it was magical. We sailed from Rockland to Camden then watched the fireworks from the boat - the captain is knowledgeable, funny, and shares great stories of his adventures! Great family time...More

Thank laller2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bufflehead S, Owner at Bufflehead Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed it. That was a delightful evening, indeed.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four booked a 3 hour tour. We were joined by one other single traveler. The boat is comfortable and Captain Daniel was wonderful. We enjoyed talking with him and learning more about Rockport. We saw two lighthouses and enjoyed the view of...More

1  Thank Laura M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Had a beautiful day and a wonderful sail with Captain Daniel! I learned so much about sailing and the Maine coast. Captain Daniel is a fantastic storyteller, a talented sailor and a genuine joy to spend the afternoon with. Highly recommend for people who have...More

Thank eafg58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 June 2018

What a great time we had with our shipmates and Captain Daniel! I had not sailed much before and he put me at ease, explaining how "sailing" works. He explained what we were seeing and some of the history of the area. We were curious...More

Thank KCrest
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2018

What a great afternoon's sailing. My family and I from Australia wanted to sample a bit of time out on the beautiful Maine coast and this was just perfect. Captain Daniel is a brilliant skipper, joined at the hip with his boat and together they...More

1  Thank _johnkmyatt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We loved our sail with Captain Daniel. Bufflehead is beautiful and the bay gorgeous. The nature and tour around the bay is well worth the time, and Daniel himself is a treasure. This is a must if you are staying in Rockland.

Thank Faith C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

First, the charter with Captain Dan was the highlight of the Maine trip! The sights of Rockland Breakwater and Owlshead Lighthouses and the land slipping by my eyes, the sounds of the water playing against the boat, the feel of the wind carrying the refreshing...More

1  Thank Trvlng2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My mother and I took a two hour sailing trip with Captain Dan to celebrate my birthday in September and loved every minute of it! When planning my trip, I wanted a more personal experience on a smaller boat. After reading reviews here, I decided...More

1  Thank cdevans919
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Rockland Hotels
Rockland Harbor Hotel
303 reviews
.15 miles away
Trade Winds Inn
282 reviews
.23 miles away
250 Main Hotel
171 reviews
.34 miles away
Samoset Resort On The Ocean
1,471 reviews
1.47 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
In Good Company
347 reviews
.10 miles away
Rustica
372 reviews
.22 miles away
Atlantic Baking Co.
222 reviews
.18 miles away
The Lobster Shack
71 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Farnsworth Art Museum
769 reviews
.17 miles away
Maine Lighthouse Museum
194 reviews
.25 miles away
Project Puffin Visitor Center
160 reviews
.23 miles away
Maine State Ferry Service
69 reviews
.11 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kevin M
5 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Bufflehead S | Property representative |
Hi, Kevin, Thank you for your interest in sailing with me aboard Bufflehead. A four hour private charter runs 475. To get to an island, and cook up the lobsters and corn ashore as well as sail back into Rockland (into the... More
0
Votes