Portland (Maine) Schooner Sail Excursion Reviews

Boating is a way of life in Portland, Maine. Take a Schooner Sail excursion to get a taste of what makes sailing such a popular pasttime on Maine's scenic coastline.
Not handicap accessible and it was nothing more than sitting on a boat with the sun bearing down in ...
Sail Date: June 2019
Not handicap accessible and it was nothing more than sitting on a boat with the sun bearing down in you for an hour.
Not handicap accessible and it was nothing more than sitting on a boat with the sun bearing down in you for an hour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good tour.
Sail Date: July 2018
Good tour. I recommend it. I prefer doing tours with the cruise line as you know they will hold the ship for you, but what is packaged by the cruise line is not always the best. I would (and did) use RCCL's "Portland by Land ... Read More
Good tour. I recommend it. I prefer doing tours with the cruise line as you know they will hold the ship for you, but what is packaged by the cruise line is not always the best. I would (and did) use RCCL's "Portland by Land and Sea" tour and enjoyed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A nice 2 hour sail around the port, but extremely dependant on the winds for the day.
Sail Date: June 2018
A nice 2 hour sail around the port, but extremely dependant on the winds for the day. We had hardly any. There is no narration during the sail so not really a tour. The crew will answer questions if you ask, and if they know the answer, ... Read More
A nice 2 hour sail around the port, but extremely dependant on the winds for the day. We had hardly any. There is no narration during the sail so not really a tour. The crew will answer questions if you ask, and if they know the answer, but otherwise are silent. A negative is they solicit for tips, 20% the same as a restaurant, despite not being interactive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We sailed on the Wendameen, which was a beautiful schooner.
Sail Date: June 2018
We sailed on the Wendameen, which was a beautiful schooner. we loved every minute onboard.
We sailed on the Wendameen, which was a beautiful schooner. we loved every minute onboard. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Thought the crew could have given more information as we sailed around the harbor.
Sail Date: May 2018
Thought the crew could have given more information as we sailed around the harbor. They said maybe we had heard enough tour guides, but I think they could have let the passengers decide. Would have liked a little history of the areas we ... Read More
Thought the crew could have given more information as we sailed around the harbor. They said maybe we had heard enough tour guides, but I think they could have let the passengers decide. Would have liked a little history of the areas we were looking at. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
consisted of a drive through the city to Portland Head Lighthouse followed by a two hour cruise ...
Sail Date: June 2017
consisted of a drive through the city to Portland Head Lighthouse followed by a two hour cruise with Portland Schooner aboard the Wendameen. The cruise aboard this 105 year old tall ship was outstanding. After the initial safety briefing, ... Read More
consisted of a drive through the city to Portland Head Lighthouse followed by a two hour cruise with Portland Schooner aboard the Wendameen. The cruise aboard this 105 year old tall ship was outstanding. After the initial safety briefing, the captain clearly stated that this was not a narrated sightseeing cruise, but an opportunity to sail aboard this ship. It was excellent and ended on the other side of the pier from Summit. The bus portion was so-so as the guide was mediocre at best. We had friends who did the Kennebunkport Tour and reported the traffic was horrendous and with the late start due to immigration they saw very little. One group did see Barbara Bush out walking around the Bush Compound. May be better when not on the Third of July. CAUTION: If this is the first port after visiting Canada, you will need to clear immigration which is a real pain. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Cold and windy and delightful.
Sail Date: October 2016
Cold and windy and delightful. About 2 hours of sailing. It was pretty neat to watch the deck hands as they managed the sails.
Cold and windy and delightful. About 2 hours of sailing. It was pretty neat to watch the deck hands as they managed the sails. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Due to the fog, our sail was pretty dismal, and then the captain snagged a lobster buoy and we were ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Due to the fog, our sail was pretty dismal, and then the captain snagged a lobster buoy and we were stuck until help came. This added some interest to an otherwise dull experience, but we were credited for the full price. I'm sure ... Read More
Due to the fog, our sail was pretty dismal, and then the captain snagged a lobster buoy and we were stuck until help came. This added some interest to an otherwise dull experience, but we were credited for the full price. I'm sure on a nice day, this would be a great time! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises