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.


Summer is here!!


With a few days of wonderful weather we are officially sailing on our summer season. We have been spotting a lot of Bald Eagles, Seals and Porpoises. Camden Harbor is getting busy with transient boats and locals are putting their boats in the water.
We started to sail our 5th trip of the day from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and the sunsets are incredible. We hope to sail with you on board Schooner Surprise soon.

Contact Us:

Schooner Surprise

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