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Downeast Sailing Adventures

Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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One of the highlights of our trip!

Steve was a great Cpt.! Knowledgeable about the area and a very experienced sailor. Our whole... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
AnnB757
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Private and peaceful

We took a two-hour charter with just the two of us and Captain Andrew. Was absolutely amazing, best... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2016
skip35
,
Richmond, Virginia
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Aug 20, 2016
“One of the highlights of our trip!”
Aug 6, 2016
“Private and peaceful”
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Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Steve was a great Cpt.! Knowledgeable about the area and a very experienced sailor. Our whole crew really enjoyed the sail!

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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We took a two-hour charter with just the two of us and Captain Andrew. Was absolutely amazing, best sailing experience I have ever had. We will be doing this again!

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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I've been vacationing in the area for 2 decades. Nearly every boat captain take great pride in the maintenance of the sailboat. I did not find this to be the case. The securing of gear and equipment on the boat is typically paramount, this certainly...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2016

My husband booked a 2-hour sail out of Southeast Harbor for a rare night out without the kids. We arrived right on time only to find a voicemail from Andrew less than two hours before the trip saying that he was cancelling our trip--no apology...More

4  Thank Joanna M
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

Beware--we booked a private family charter with Andrew, who owns this company, and we guaranteed our reservation with a credit card. On the morning of our sailing charter, he left us a message to call him about the afternoon's trip. When we got the message...More

3  Thank Karen_Savannah
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Steve K, Owner at Downeast Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2016

Karen, I am very sorry we disappointed you and your family. We made the decision not to sail that day due to excessive wind conditions. 2016 is Downeast Sailing Adventures 20th anniversary and the decision to not sail in to much wind is still a...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

We did this today and had a marvelous trip. Steve was perfect...very entertaining and a joy to be with. The sail was perfect with perfect winds and wonderful weather. Steve pointed out the various islands and readily answered any questions we had. He is very...More

1  Thank Renee B
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

We took a two hour sunset cruise, which afforded us great views all around and saw a beautiful sunset. The crew all were extremely helpful and courteous. They even had a musician playing the fiddle and guitar, which added to the experience. It was enjoyable...More

2  Thank JSSRI
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

Sunset cruise aboard the Margaret Todd was peaceful and relaxing and the crew was wonderful! But don't forget a warm jacket or sweater and a cap. It gets COLD out there after sundown!

1  Thank Louise K
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Steve K, Owner at Downeast Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2016

I am glad you enjoyed your trip on the Margaret Todd, but you entered your review for the wrong company. This is Downeast Sailing Adventures. We operate the friendship sloop SURPRISE out of Southwest Harbor.

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Reviewed September 16, 2015

Steve took us on a fantastic 2 hour ride on his beautiful smooth sailing Friendship Sloop, Surprise. Southwest harbor, Cranbury Isles, and Somes Sound make for a very interesting sail. The Surprise really is a surprise! We will be back again.

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Was fortunate to find this gem of a company. The boat is the perfect size for a party of 4-6, which is the largest party they take. It's not fancy, but clean and comfortable enough. Captain Steve is relaxed, friendly, and knowledgeable. The views in...More

2  Thank Susan D
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