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Soothing summer sail

Jack D. Is the perfect captain to sail with. He was knowledgeable, accommodating, and after 30... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A wonderful afternoon

Captain Jack started with safety and quickly moved to how to sail.. Our girls, age 8 loved it... read more

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“Soothing summer sail”
1 week ago
“A wonderful afternoon”
Depart from Cook's Lobster House on Bailey Island in Harpswell aboard the ARK II. See the islands from a fresh and exciting perspective. Take the wheel or simply sit back and be on the lookout for seals. Your USCG licensed captain will take you on a...more
Po 374, Harpswell, ME 04079-0374
+1 207-833-5329
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Reviewed yesterday

Jack D. Is the perfect captain to sail with. He was knowledgeable, accommodating, and after 30 years of sailing in the bay, full of local tips, history and sailing humor. Plus he shared pretzels and water! Although we knew Jack as an acquaintance, we had...More

Thank DeborahChelmsford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Jack started with safety and quickly moved to how to sail.. Our girls, age 8 loved it. They talked about sailing and what to watch out for as the boat moved through the bay. Captain Jack let them take the helm and guided them...More

Thank njg191
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My sister and I spent a spectacular afternoon sailing on the Ark II! This was my first time visiting Maine and our afternoon sailing was absolutely perfect!! Captain Jack was so welcoming and friendly! We felt like we were sailing with a good friend. The...More

Thank lar252
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Just went out with Captain Jack yesterday with my girlfriend. This was my first trip to Maine and I'm glad we took the time to do this, it was a beautiful day to be on the water. Captain Jack is extremely knowledgeable about the area...More

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great boat... good amount of room and some shade available.. Very easy going owner.. Do alot or nothing.. Its up to you.. I sailed the boat for half of the cruise , wonderfull time even thou the wind was low.. also saw a couple of...More

1  Thank kayakWellsMaine
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure to meet Captain Jack and enjoy a beautiful morning sail.He was really friendly and let us help him drive the boat.We highly recommend it! Thanks Captain Jack.We'll see you next summer! 😊

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a perfect morning out sailing with Jack, skipper of the Ark II, despite cloudy skies. Jack is not an "old salt"--nothing salty about him! Just a great guy to go sailing with. He let us do as much of the...More

2  Thank maine571
Reviewed 21 July 2015

My wife and I decided to go for a sail on our first visit to Harpswell. I had not sailed in many years. Jack was the perfect host on our sail through the channels of the Harpswell area. Great conversation and great instruction from someone...More

3  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 19 August 2013

My husband and I had the pleasure of a beautiful cruise around Harpswell. I was really looking forward to it as it has been years since I did any sailing and nothing of this caliber ever. My husband was a little apprehensive that he would...More

3  Thank Liz W
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