Schooner Ardelle invites you on a unique adventure on the coast of the North Shore! Board the Ardelle as we depart the Sail Boston festival and sail back to Gloucester in company of the fleet of Tall Ships participating in the Tall Ships Challenge/Redez-vous Tall Ships Regatta race from Massachusetts to Canada. We will return to Gloucester in the afternoon, prior to the race start. Tickets are also available to join the Ardelle to watch the start of the tall ships regatta that afternoon! Passengers are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Boston and out of Gloucester. Trunnel tickets and Vouchers are not valid for this unique sailing experience.
Maritime Gloucester and Schooner Ardelle have teamed up to create Date Night! Schooner Ardelle becomes the 'Love Boat' for moms and dads, while kids (ages 4-12) enjoy the care of the staff at Maritime Gloucester, the aquarium and lots of fun activities. You'll have a nice romantic sail around Gloucester, and can rest easy knowing that your child is happy and engaged with a trusted team of professionals!
Hop aboard one of three Essex-built schooners and take part in a fun evening of friendly competition that raises funds for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Join the crew of Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Schooner Ardelle or Schooner Fame of Salem to take part in unique schooner challenges including: knot tying, weighing anchor, man-overboard drills, sailing a marked course, song writing, sail raising and whatever else the captians can dream up!
Cruise the historic waters of Salem Sound aboard a full-scale replica of the 1812 privateer schooner FAME! Aboard the new FAME, passengers learn about the fishermen, pirates, privateers, traders and men of war who shaped our North Shore.
The Mayor's Race is a major part of the Gloucester Schooner Festival 2017, where participating schooners in the weekend activities compete for for the Esperanto Cup, Ned Cameron Trophy and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point and East Gloucester. The Race is preceded by a parade of sail through Gloucester Harbor and along the Boulevard and past Ten Pound Island before they leave the harbor for the race.
The Gloucester Schooner Festival is a wonderful celebration of Gloucester's fishing and maritime history during labor day weekend. This year's festival, hosted by Maritime Gloucester, is Gloucester’s major marine event, with participating vessels coming from ports along the Eastern seaboard and beyond. There will be both large and small vessels—ranging from 19 feet to over 100 feet in length. You will see new boats and old boats, from newly built (Ardelle - launched 2011) to over 100 years old!
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon is a fixture on the Gloucester Harbor vista throughout the day in the warm months, but to really experience the Lannon, you need to come aboard and go for a cruise! Sail and see lighthouses, castles, scenic beaches, and magnificent waterfront homes.
With their special offer each Saturday on the 10 .am. cruise, sailing aboard the Lannon becomes even more accessible. For each paying adult, one child will be granted free admission! Kids aged 16 and under sail for free. Each kid must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult must pay full fare for his or her ticket. No other discounts apply.