Climb aboard and set a course for fun & exploration!

Through these week-long programs students will learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations at Maritime Gloucester and along the coast of the North Shore.

 Students will spend their first two days at Maritime Gloucester exploring topics in marine science and maritime heritage in MG’s labs, aquarium and in the field. Over the next three days we will board the Schooner Ardelle and sail off to a new destination. Whether it’s to climb the lighthouse on Thacher's Island and learn about nesting seabirds, navigate to Dry Salvages to see seals up close, or explore an island with tide pools & a shipwreck, fun and good times will be had with every day a new adventure!

Sign on as crew aboard the Schooner Ardelle and voyage to ports and islands along the North Shore in search of adventure and excitement. Students will participate in all areas of shipboard life, such as plotting courses, hauling sails, tying knots, and handling the vessel. Opportunities for leadership and teamwork abound during this week-long adventure program, as students become more confident in their skills, they will take the lead in planning and carrying out daily expeditions.

COASTAL EXPLORERS - Sailing and Science

Ages 8-11

2019 Session TBD

$400 Maritime Gloucester members/$450 non-members



Ages 12-15

2019 Session TBD

$400 Maritime Gloucester members/$450 non-members