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Tall Ships America Ships

Adventure Under Sail!

Take an active part in sailing tall ships, setting & trimming sails, steering, navigating, learning the ways of the sea, while being a trainee crew member.

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In North America and waters beyond, member vessels serve as real life classrooms at sea.

Youth of all ages regularly embark on voyages of discovery aboard these ships, participating on voyages of several days, weeks - even months, making longer coastal or ocean passages. You will learn while operating the ship and experiencing the joy of adventure under sail.

Tall Ships America member vessels, and the programs they undertake, provide unique opportunities for intensive personal development through real life experience.

You can learn seamanship skills, stewardship, courage, reverence for nature, and leadership. Each trainee’s contribution affects the well-being of all on board. Being absolutely responsible & dependable, and learning to depend on your shipmates, lead to successful teamwork, and to a safe & well-sailed ship.

Each of the Tall Ships America member vessels below shares a common denominator: Each uses the wind and sea to teach.

Sail training is not a subject in and of itself, but rather a means to an end. At Tall Ships America we say that sail training is not learning to sail, but learning from sailing, from the ship, from the sea, and perhaps most importantly, from oneself.


The bark Europa is well known by blue water sailors. She has sailed in tall ships races in the Atlantic & Pacific oceans, and even in the Great Lakes. This fall & winter she will undertake her third...

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Pride of Baltimore II

Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era Clipper privateer. She is Maryland's working symbol of the great natural resources and spectacular beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region, an...

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The Tall Ship Manitou is a replica of an 1800’s “coasting” cargo schooner, similar to those that sailed the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Specifically designed for passenger service, her hull wa...

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Picton Castle

The barque Picton Castle is a traditionally rigged and operated deep water sail training vessel. She typically undertakes long ocean passages, and has completed four circumnavigations, from Lunenburg...

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Schooner Roseway

Roseway was built in 1925 in Essex, Massachusetts as a private fishing yacht. She was purchased by the Boston Pilot's Association in 1941, and was honored for her exemplary service during Worl...

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Schooner Appledore V

Appledore V is a lovely small (65 feet sparred length), steel-hulled gaff topsail schooner launched in 1992, owned and operated by BaySail, a non-profit educational organization. Her home port...

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The US Brig Niagara was built in 1988 as a reconstruction of the warship aboard which Oliver Hazard Perry won the battle of Lake Erie in 1813, during the War of 1812. Her mission is to interpr...

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Lynx offers a limited number of opportunities for guest crew to sign on board and experience offshore sailing on a Tall Ship. These voyages are for the true adventurer willing to leave the mode...

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Geronimo is a lovely, modern masthead rigged, centerboard sloop, spreading over 2,000 square feet of sail on a mast 85 feet high. Built in 1998 and designed by the Ted Hood Design Group, Ge...

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Seaward is a graceful & sturdy steel-hulled, staysail schooner. She is US Coast Guard-inspected, built in 1988 to the highest standards, and equipped for ocean voyaging. Safe & comfortable, s...

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Schooner Virginia

Virginia is a swift,graceful topsail schooner,a recently (2003) constructed replica of a pilot schooner...

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A.J. Meerwald

A.J. Meerwald is New Jersey's official Tall Ship. She is an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner, and today serves as a classroom afloat, teaching everything from the histo...

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Schooner Appledore IV

The Appledore schooners are owned and operated by BaySail, a private, non-profit organization. BaySail supports its Environmental Education and Youth Development programs through public sails, private...

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Oliver Hazard Perry

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is a full-rigged ship, flying 20 sails spreading 14,000 square feet on her three masts. Purpose-built as a sail training ship, she has been designated the official “...

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Mystic Whaler

Mystic Whaler was built in 1967 as a reproduction of a late 19th century coastal cargo schooner. She is steel-hulled, two-masted, and gaff-rigged, with 3,000 square feet of sails. Mystic Wh...

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Zodiac is the largest working schooner on the West Coast, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A truly lovely two-masted, gaff-rigged, wooden-hulled schooner, she flys som...

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Spirit of South Carolina

Spirit of South Carolina is a two-masted, gaff-rigged pilot schooner, reminiscent of one that served the pilots of Charleston harbor for 25 years in the late 1800's. Launched in 2007, she is fu...

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Schooner Freda B

Freda B is a beautifully maintained gaff-rigged topsail schooner available for private and public sails on the San Francisco Bay. USCG inspected, she is certified for up to 49 guests. Lovingly ...

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Harvey Gamage

Experience hands-on sailing adventure aboard Harvey Gamage.

This traditional two-masted gaff-rigged schooner was built of wood in the Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South B...

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