For those special occasions when you want the ARDELLE  for yourselves, we offer private charters that include company outings, family events, weddings, birthdays, or memorials. Whatever occassion you have, we can help you arrange for a memorable sail. We offer the exclusive use of the vessel and our crew for your party. If you are planning a family get together or birthday celebration for later in the season, do consider booking early because our schedule fills up quickly.  

Explore the beauty of Gloucester’s historic harbor under sail aboard the Schooner Ardelle, a traditional 58’ Gloucester fishing schooner built, owned and operated by National Heritage Fellow, Master Shipwright Harold Burnham and his family.

The Schooner Ardelle offers private charters for company outings, family events, weddings, birthdays, and memorial services. Whatever occasion you wish to celebrate, we can help you arrange for a memorable sail. 

2019 Charter Rates 

Monday - Friday Afternoon 

$900 for a two-hour charter for up to 35 passengers

$1,200 for a two-hour charter for 36-49 passenger

Friday Sunset - Sunday Sunset

$1,100 for a two-hour charter for up to 35 passengers. 

$1,500 for a two-hour charter for 36-49 passengers. 

Please note that all passengers are included in this count: guests, caterers, photographers, musicians, etc.

Booking a Charter

Private Charters are available throughout our sailing season from May-October, based on availability. All charter bookings are handled on a first come, first served basis. We require a deposit of half of your charter price to reserve your charter. The balance owed is due at the conclusion of your sail. A thirty day cancellation notice is required for deposit refunds.

Our charters typically depart from and return to Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA. If you would like to arrange a charter from an alternate location, please give us a call.

All private charters include the exclusive use of the vessel and the services of our Captain, crew and bartenders. 

Our charter times are typically: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm and 6pm - 8pm.