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Jul 21, 2014 by: mlowder500 from No. VA
We had some friends in, so we decided to take the Woodwind. It was a lot of fun, altought the 2 hour sail is over all too quickly. The crew was great, very friendly and very professional. Their dock staff could use some customer service training. They were very brusk and almost hostile, espiciallyy making sure that everyone lined up the way they wanted... they must have worked for the airlines.... Once we were on the boat, thing were great! I'd certainly recommend it!
Really a Class Act!
Jul 17, 2014 by: MiamiNatasha from Miami
First of all, I was made to feel extremely welcome and quite safe. Jennifer, owner and captain, created a fantastic evening on the water. It was Wednesday night, which is race night on the Chesapeake. All the boats were out, the water was beautiful and the sky was striking! I highly recommend this excursion for ANYONE. It is a great way to see Annapolis, the Sailing Capitol of the World.
HAD A WONDERFUL NIGHT ON THE WATER !
Jul 17, 2014 by: MelaniJaffe from Oreland, Pennsylvania
Last evening had a spur of the moment experience that I will always remember. I walked up to the ticket counter and they had one ticket left for the Schooner Woodwind sail boat ! It was Wed. and "race night" so our boat raced against another Schooner Woodwind and we watched all the other boat races ! The captain Ken was fabulous explaining a lot of the sailing techniques that he and his crew were doing ... and even had some "fish jokes". HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS EXPERIENCE !
Annapolis boat trip
Jul 15, 2014 by: Robert G from Frederick, Maryland
2 hour sail on a three masted ship, hope that is the correct description of the ship. Left at 4pm from the dock at the Marriot Hotel on Ego Alley, 40$ for Sr. fare. 42.00 reg. on a Sunday. Sailed out towarsd Kent Island and The Bay Bridge. I think our Captain was Jan, not sure but was excellant very engaging and informative. Alot of experience. People were able to assist her in steering the boat, fun. With your ticket comes water or soda 1 ea. Beer wine are available for purchase for about 5-6$. A small snack is also include, chips, doritos, freetos etc. Weater was a lillte rough but no problem one lady on the earlier cruise got a little light headed and they had a cream that you put on behind your ear and she was fine. Did this instead of the other boat rides beacause it was 2 hrs, vs 90mins. to the Light House or Kent Island. Will do it again next year. They also have special cruises so check the web site.
See Annapolis in sailing comfort !
Jul 04, 2014 by: SEAJourney from Laurel Springs, New Jersey
2 Large multi masted schooners glide through the waters around Annapolis and leave from the dock at the Marriott- the Woodwind and the Woodwind II are historical and comfortable ways to see much of Annapolis and the surrounding area, including the Naval Academy. The captain and crew are very nice and the Captain is very informative and interesting without droning on. We learned a lot about all things Annapolis, while enjoying the sail and the gentle breezes. The view of thousands of sails underway in the distance is breath-taking. The crew allows passengers to help raise the sails and steer the ship; however, this is totally voluntary. Sodas and water and snacks are free, and wine and beer is available for sale, featuring local micro-brews which the crew claim they have tested tested well. The sail tour is 90 minutes to 2 very pleasant hours. There are 2 bathrooms aboard. There is no shade, so if you are sun sensitive, wear long sleeves and a big hat with sunscreen. This sail was smooth, not rough. There was about 30 passengers and everyone was seated comfortably with great views. The price is reasonable and there is a $2.00 discount for Seniors over 65. I have taken a similar schooner tour in Key West, and they play Andrea Bocelli music, which really set a dreamy, magical mood. I would recommend this to The Woodwind, it sets a convivial setting and adds to the overall experience. There are 4 sailings daily, including a sunset sail. We took the 11 AM sail which was good because the heat and sun were more gentle than mid day. Also, there is parking at a lot next to the Marriott, called Paul's Parking which was right at the schooner dock and very safe and convenient. Paul was very nice too. I highly recommend you get there around 8 Am if you want to get a spot, parking is tough in Annapolis. $15 for all day parking, $18 at the Marriott if you can park there. Other parking is farther away, but again, fills up as the day progresses. By the time we got off the ship at 1 PM, the area was mobbed. I recommend early morning touring in this lovely area of Annapolis. There are lots of park benches and park like areas for resting too. I can't wait to go back in the fall and try some of the area's pubs, shops and everything else this flower lined destination offers.
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