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Schooner Lazy Jack

Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME
+1 207-975-2628
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Perfect day for a sail

The weather was perfect for a 2 hour sail around the harbor...gorgeous views and we shared the ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
L V
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Jamesville, New York
Excellent experience

Great captain and crew very knowledgeable. We loved supporting a family business. Beautifully kept... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Lazy Jack takes her lines from the traditional Gloucester fishing schooners of the 1850's and has had a colorful and notorious history as a fishing and passenger charter schooner. During the early years Lazy Jack sailed between the East Coast, Man O War Key and Cuba running guns, rum, cigars and bananas. Today Lazy Jack offers 2 hr. day sails or private charters from Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor celebrating 66 years of continuous sailing and 10 years as Boothbay Harbors only historic working schooner. Lazy Jack is owner operated by Captain Joe Tassi and his son Michael.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was perfect for a 2 hour sail around the harbor...gorgeous views and we shared the ride with just one couple so it was roomy with only 4 of us on board. The first mate Michael was excellent at his job, friendly and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great captain and crew very knowledgeable. We loved supporting a family business. Beautifully kept boat. We had a lovely time sailing around the harbor. We highly recommend this trip!

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captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your sail and lent your support to our family business.

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Capt. Joe and his son took us (4 adults, 2 children) out for a lovely sunset sail. We loved hearing about the history of this old vessel. We asked a ton of questions...and they didn't seem to mind at all. Both Joe and Michael were...More

Thank coreyday79
captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

You guys were fun to sail with and we appreciate very much that you chose us! Thank you! Your girls are adorable!

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We went for the perfect morning sail with Captain Joe and his son Michael. Me being an avid sailor the boat was clean and well maintained Joe took pride in his vessel and sailed it to keep my wife and kids at ease as they...More

Thank SXMSailingschool
captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

I really enjoyed sailing with your family. Being a sailing professional yourself it was easy and enjoyable to share the Lazy Jack with you. It's nice to sail with people who "get it". You made our day!

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I suggest booking with any other vessel unless you are a party of four. Copy of email I sent them below... I just wanted to let you know how utterly and completely disappointed we were with our "experience". My son and I booked and paid...More

Thank JayLouMick
captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Trip Advisor readers: Above is an e-mail I received at home on my day off from an unhappy customer. Below is my e-mail response. I believe I have acknowledged our mistake, offered and explanation, offered a personal apology and as promised addressed our failure...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Owner was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Made entire sail seem effortless and returned to the dock under sail. Easy to make arrangement and his staff were very welcoming. Great value

Thank WYATTohio
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I took the noon sail on a fairly windy day. We had Captain Bob. We found him and his mate to be highly skillfull and entertaining. We loved the fact they didn't do the typical sight-seeing narrative. Being novice sailors we were...More

Thank Deedee W
captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Deedee: Thank you for your high praise. I will be sure to pass your review along to Capt. Bob.

Reviewed 7 September 2016

The sunset cruise was relaxing as we sailed by Boothbay Harbor's beautiful scenery and waterfront homes. Unfortunately, there was no historical commentary of what we were seeing because the captain(the owner's brother) set the ground rules before we left the dock: 1) he wasn't going...More

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captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

In my fourteen years of sailing Boothbay Harbor, I have discovered it is impossible to please everyone and so at some point, you have to decide who you are and what you offer as a business. I wasn't on board that evening but I regularly...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Lazy Jack is right! Don't know if I over estimated what I expected but I could have fallen asleep at the pace. Kept watching the other schooner company (EW) sail past the outer islands at a clip pace while we just barely broke the water....More

Thank TexasTravellingfool
captainjoe1, Owner at Schooner Lazy Jack, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

It is hard to know how to respond to someone incapable of recognizing that the Schooner EW was motoring and not sailing and does so all the time and that is why the EW was able to in this instance to make it out to...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my two hour sail on Lazy Jack. The Captain and his son are friendly, knowledgeable and make the experience so fun. Took the 3 p.m. Plenty of sun and breeze. I would definitely go again. Highly recommend.

Thank rhonda t
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David B
16 August 2016|
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Response from captainjoe1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We will still be sailing on the 14,15, and 16th. However, on the 16th we change from our 4 trip schedule to our fall 3 trip schedule. Our schedule until the 15th will be 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00... More
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Courtney M
11 August 2016|
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Response from captainjoe1 | Property representative |
There is a head aboard the vessel. There are also restroom facilities at the site that can be used before departure.
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927seema40
5 June 2016|
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Response from captainjoe1 | Property representative |
Thanks for asking Smita. Yes you can bring food and drink on board. Beverages for adult consumption are also allowed.
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