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Downeast Windjammer Cruises Lines

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7 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1898
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Margaret Todd

We took the two hour sailing trip on the schooner Margaret Todd - our first time on a sailing... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
LeadFoot2014
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So fun!

I've never been sailing, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was an amazing experience that I... read more

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Reviewed October 30, 2017
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Visit the other side of Acadia National Park and join us for a ferry ride aboard the Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor/ Schoodic Ferry departing from downtown Bar Harbor. You'll pass lighthouses, mountains, fishing villages mansions and lobstermen hauling their traps. Picnic by the ocean, or use the new bike trails from Winter Harbor around the Schoodic Point section. We are also bicycle and dog-friendly. The Free Island Explorer Bus meets the ferry and goes to Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor, Birch Harbor and Prospect Harbor.
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7 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1898
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

We took the two hour sailing trip on the schooner Margaret Todd - our first time on a sailing vessel or schooner. We enjoyed getting to help raise the sails. It was relaxing just to be out on the water, and the skipper did a...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

I've never been sailing, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was an amazing experience that I am already missing! Can't wait to come back!

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Chose this afternoon cruise out of Bar Harbor as an excursion from our Princess cruise from NY to Halifax. Lucked out with a beautiful, cool day and enjoyed the trip an crew immensely! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Nice leisurely trip of the harbor waters of Bar Harbor on a 4-masted Windjammer. Crew was helpful and comfortable to be around. Passengers even had a chance to hoist the sails if they chose. Just the right amount of commentary by the captain pointing out...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

A group of 9 with 3 ages 5 and under. Nice time was had by all. Dress warm for the sunset Cruise. 😋

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

This was an average experience. There wasn't much to see in the way of the sunset because it was cloudy, which certainly isn't the fault of the Cruise. But we just sat on the boat and didn't see much. We went out to a point...More

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1  Thank Shannon K
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The crew was fun and the captain provided a great deal of information about the area.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Nice to have an acoustic singer on the cruise. It was a bit cold so definitely dress warm. Was nice that they had blankets to share. Fun to be part of raising the sails.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

If you are looking for a nice way to get a taste of cruising under sail and seeing of the Bar Harbor area landscape, this is it. Especially if you can time it so you get on one of the trips that includes a park...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Cruised around Frenchman's Bay. Really enjoyed my first trip on a sailing ship. Crew very attentive and answered any question. Must do while in Bar Harbor

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mab42
January 17, 2017|
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Response from 728harryf | Reviewed this property |
NO. This is just a cruise around Bar Harbor and Frenchman's Bay. I don't know if there is a ferry to Nova Scotia.
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