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Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

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Address: 63 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5043
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+1 978-281-6634

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Memorable, Lifetime Experience

This was an amazing experience and will go down as one of my favorites. Captain Tom and crew made the time fun, educational, and relaxing. Thank you for such a memorable... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Round Rock, Texas
via mobile

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Round Rock, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing experience and will go down as one of my favorites. Captain Tom and crew made the time fun, educational, and relaxing. Thank you for such a memorable experience. Loved every minute of it!

Thank shermanparadise2014
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

We are always glad to hear that passengers enjoyed themselves. Captain Tom tries to make the experience memorable for everyone. Thanks and we hope to sail with you again soon someday. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

My husband and I purchased a Groupon for a whale watch on this boat and went on a beautiful summer day. We arrived early but still found check-in pretty chaotic with long lines. I do suggest arriving early as good seating on the boat was limited. In fact, this would be my biggest complaint. People would block off seats and... More 

Thank momckb
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

I believe that this review was for a Whale Watch, not the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon. We are glad to hear that you saw lots of Whales though. More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I expected more in the way of sightseeing Instead, it was a sailboat ride around the harbor. It was nice, just not what I expected.

Thank Joe M
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy yourself as much as we'd like. We try our best to make sure each guest has a wonderful time. If you would like to provide more detail please send us an email at info@schooner.org and we will use that information to better tailor our marketing material to portray exactly what we offer... More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

We did a celtic music cruise this time and it was again wonderful. Weather is of course the wildcard but cooperative as usual. The boat is comfortable and not crowded. The crew will interact with you and answer any questions you may have. We had the pleasure of the owner riding as a passenger and he was great fun to... More 

Thank rollingonfast
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thanks for providing your feedback and we are glad you had the opportunity to chat with Tom. He know's quite a bit about Gloucester and is always willing to share his knowledge with those willing to listen. We hope you sail with us again soon! More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

What made the day sail so great was the crew. We were traveling with two 6 year olds and they went above and beyond to make sure they were having fun. The kids got to help raise the sails and clean the deck. They loved it. The crew also taught them how to make knotted bracelets and told them jokes.... More 

Thank Sparty1023
Heath E, Manager at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thanks for providing such a wonderful review. Our crew does try to go out of the way to keep kids engaged during the sail and activities such as helping raise the sails, tying bracelets, etc. are just a few ways they do that. We strive to have the trip be a peaceful outing on the water. Thanks and we hope... More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The two hour sail around the Gloucester harbor was relaxing and cool. The crew were friendly and answered all questions.

2 Thank Sharsha19604
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear you had a nice, relaxing time aboard. It's always good to hear when our crew does a good job. We hope to see you again sometime! More 

North Chatham, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Took the two hour sail this past weekend and had a great time. Easy place to find, plenty of parking and office staff was great. Very nice Sailing Schooner and great crew. You can kick back and enjoy or help out the crew to get the sails up. The crew answered all our questions and were very friendly/polite. They sell... More 

1 Thank rock1961
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I cannot say enough about the wonderful experience we had aboard the Thomas E. Lannon on the 22nd of July. A beautiful 2 hour sail with the Captain and crew who were so gracious at answering all of our questions and making the day that much more enjoyable. What could be any more authentic than an Essex built Gloucester schooner... More 

Thank Taz416
Dedham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I had a wonderful 2 hour sail, the crew is friendly and knowledgeable. Very relaxing and peaceful, I highly recommend this trip.

1 Thank DLK525
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70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We couldn't have picked a more perfect day for a sail. And the perfect ship too! The Thomas Lannon is a large schooner that's beautifully outfitted. The crew was friendly and engaging. They enlisted help with the sails from passengers, so that we got a taste of what it takes to make one of these graceful ships move. It was... More 

Thank AtlantaSisters2

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