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Sail with PMC aboard a tall ship

If you’ve ever enjoyed or even imagined the thrill of sailing the high seas, the Piscataqua Maritime Commission can help make it happen.

Every summer during Sail Portsmouth, the tall ship festival held in Portsmouth Harbor, the Piscataqua Maritime Commission provides to the general public sailing trips on traditionally rigged vessels.

During last summer's event, three schooners offered scheduled trips of two to eleven hours duration each. Trips included the Parade of Sail, Escorting the Eagle Out to Sea, roundtrip Coastal Cruises, a one-way New Castle to Gloucester voyage and a one-way New Castle to Boston Harbor trip. The ships included the topsail schooner, Lynx, the historic schooner, Roseway and the wooden schooner, Harvey Gamage.

Passengers come aboard for all kinds of reasons. Many just enjoy a day on local waters. Others are motivated by a desire to learn about our maritime history in a realtime setting. Still others like the idea of sharing the experience with a date or grandchildren. Whatever the original inspiration, all passengers are welcome to help the crew with various tasks like raising, dropping and furling the sails or just relaxing and watching the coastline go by.

When tickets for 2020 are available, announcements will be made on this website (as wells as on our Facebook and Instagram pages, local radio stations and in local newspapers).

In the meantime, you can take advantage of a 10% discount and satisfy that hard-to-satisfy person on your holiday list. Give them a Sail Portsmouth Gift Certificate. They are available for purchase now on this website. Just click on the 'Tickets' button.

Notice: Passengers must be ambulatory, agile and at least six years old.

Here is the information about the opportunities for sailing on the Lynx, Harvey Gamage and Roseway:

Schooner Lynx

Thursday August 1, 2-hour sail, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., $65;
Thursday, August 1, Parade of Sail Ride-In, 5:30 to 8 p.m., $73;
Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4, 2-hour sails, each day 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $65;
Monday, August 5, Escort Eagle out to sea, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, $70;
Tuesday, August 6, Sail to Gloucester, Mass, 8 a.m. departure, $95.

Schooner Harvey Gamage

Saturday, August 10, 2-hour sails, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $65;
Sunday, August 11, 2-hour sails, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $65;

Schooner Roseway

Wednesday, August 7, Sail to Boston, 7 a.m. departure, $110

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