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“Afternoon cruise”
Review of Schooner Eastwind

Schooner Eastwind
Ranked #1 of 15 Tours in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 September 2013

A very pleasant cruise around the outer islands off Boothbay Harbor. Captain Bill and first mate Doug gave us a great first sailing experience on this pretty schooner. If was cold, so we needed the blankets and jackets provided. It was a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

A pleasant boat trip with a knowledgeable crew and capt. If you're tired of walking and getting lost on back roads; this is the tour for you. A relaxing cruise around Boothbay with historical background on the area. Lasts about two hours and there are several trips each day.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

The Eastwind was obviously well constructed and maintained. The captain, Bill, and his first mate, Doug, were knowledgable, engaging and well suited to their calling. Our two hour sail through the harbor and island area was actually about 2 and a quarter hours. Great scenery, and an almost full moon. Very romantic. Bill gave us a little bit of information about sailing and described how a sail works to gather energy from the wind. Next time, we're going to do the whale watch trip. You will enjoy your experience on the Eastwind.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Our trip aboard the Schooner Eastwind was one of the top experiences of our trip to the coast of Maine. It was a most enjoyable experience. The Crew was great. We would do it again and whole heartedly recommend it to others!

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We had a really good trip - good weather conditions with sun and a 14mph wind. The boat was a delight, and we got all 4 sails up which was great fun. The trip goes out to Fisherman's Island and back, taking in the shores of Sputhport Island and Ocean Point. Just one niggle really - the captain asked us all if we'd been sailing before and a clear majority had done so, so it would have been really interesting to have had a bit more information about the sailing aspect of the trip - what the conditions meant, why we were going round the harbour a certain way etc. We had the relief captain and crew on Sunday so maybe we missed out on the usual level of engagement. A tip for future passengers - if you sit in the forward section you can't really hear the captain over the sound of the wind and water.

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