Seamanship Sunday Mornings

Sundays, May 13, 20, 27 & June 6, 9am-12pm

Through these 3-hour training sessions participants (18+) will have the opportunity to learn, practice and fine-tune a variety of seamanship skills. Each session will begin with a mug-up and introduction to the day's skill and weather. The vessel will then get underway, complete and log a safety drill and then participants will take turns practicing the skills of the day.

Please see the complete course description here. Each session is $80 or sign up for all 4 for $60/session!

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Cape Ann Circumnavigation Sails

Saturday, June 16, Sundays, July 1 & 15, & Wednesday, August 15,  8am-3pm

These full day sails are perfect for those who would like to spend the day sharing sea stories, viewing the diverse land and seascapes of Cape Ann, seeing lighthouses, or just relaxing out on the water. If time allows we will stop in at Rockport for some time ashore or sail into the hole-in the wall at Lane’s Cove.

Circumnavigation trips depart from Maritime Gloucester at 8am and return at 3pm (plus or minus) and offer those who come along a chance to really enjoy the Ardelle on an extended trip.

If the weather allows we will circumnavigate Cape Ann and, if not, we will head down to some other costal community or off shore for a whale watch. Bring a picnic lunch and we will provide coffee and donuts and a lot of fun! Adults (16+) only. 

Tickets are $100.

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Mother's Day Sails

Sunday, May 13 at 1 & 3:30pm


Happy Mother's Day! Mothers sail free when accompanied by the purchaser of one full priced ticket. Limit one mom per full priced ticket purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers/discounts.


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Gloucester Harbor History with Local Historian Justin Demetri


Join us for an evening of stories and relaxation as we explore the history of Gloucester'sworking waterfront with local historian and author Justin Demetri!

Growing up "Down the Fort" in one of the many families that comprised Gloucester's Italian fishing fleet, Justin spent his childhood among the fishermen, the boats and the wharves. 

Justin's friendship with author and historian Joseph E. Garland sparked his love of writing, and appreciation for the special place he still calls home.

Justin holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and is the Director of Visitor Services for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.


Music Sails with Down Home Swing


DOWN HOME SWING delivers the finest in jazz, blues, country, and so much more, in a heartfelt and rousing way. Their act features traditional and contemporary tunes, thrilling harmonies, and expert picking, delivered with flair and enthusiasm. DOWN HOME SWING is Jay & Laurie and Chick & Ellen - two married couples, four professional musicians, friends for many years. When they began performing together as a quartet, their sound came together quickly, fed by their abiding friendship and stellar musicianship.  


Gloucester Schooner Festival Fireworks Sail


Enjoy the spectacular Gloucester Schooner Festival Fireworks from a front row seat aboard the Schooner Ardelle!

Tickets are $50 per person.



Gloucester Schooner Festival Parade of Sails 


Join us as we participate with over 20 Schooners in the Gloucester Schooner Festival Parade of Sail.

Sail is 2 hours and does not include the Schooner Race. Tickets are $85.