Our 30th Year in Camden!

Celebrating Our 98th Anniversary 1918-2016.

On The National Register of Historic Places

Day Sails and Charters on the Schooner Surprise in Camden Maine

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Day trips:

We offer two hour day sailing trips on the historic schooner Surprise out of Camden, Maine. We sail around the magnificent Penobscot Bay. On our day cruises we will see lighthouses, wildlife, private yachts and summer estates. We offer Sunset sails, Friday night Sunset sails with live music, Full moon sails, Fireworks sails, and wine sails. We sail 7 days a week from mid May to mid October. Get involved and help raise sails or steer the boat, we are great with kids! Come and join us for a cruise on board the most famous windjammer in Maine. We are an environmentally friendly tour operator.

Private charters:

Charter the Schooner Surprise for your special event, yacht weddings, birthdays, family reunions, business charters. Two hour, half day and full day cruises on the beautiful coast of Maine. Have us cater your luncheon cruise or serve exquisite appetizers on a sunset sail. Our windjammer cruises will give you an unparalleled view of Camden Hills. We have been highly rated tour operators in Camden Maine for 31 years.


Nicole and Ramiro met 19 years ago while sailing in Key West, Florida. They were married on top of Mt. Battie in Camden, Maine. Then they set sail working on several charter and private sailing yachts in Maine and the Caribbean; dreaming of the day when they would own their own boat.

After 9 more exciting years together, they returned to Camden to start a family. Their daughter, Delfina, was born and four years later, they added their furry friend Lucy to the family.

Their dream of owning a boat and working together as a family has come true. This is their third year owning the Schooner Surprise. Nicole and Ramiro are thrilled to carry on the tradition of sailing the Surprise in Penobscot Bay. They look forward to showing you what they love about Camden, Maine and why they love being out on the water.


Friday night Sunset sails with live music and dessert


We have been enjoying unbelievable summer sailing this past month. Warm nights and smooth sailing make perfect conditions for sunset sails on Penobscot Bay. In July and August we offer a special sail on Friday nights that includes live acoustic music and  homemade desserts. This is one of our most popular summer sails and tickets sell out fast, so be sure to reserve at schoonersurprise.com or give us a call at 207.236.4687


Contact Us:

Schooner Surprise

Ramiro and Nicole de Acevedo Ramos
1 Bay View street Camden, ME 04843