Adventure awaits when Kalmar Nyckel, The Tall Ship of Delaware, returns to Cambridge on Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4.
Discover the remarkable story behind Kalmar Nyckel, a full-scale replica of the merchant ship that brought Swedish settlers to North America in 1638.
The ship will dock at Cambridge Yacht Basin in Long Wharf Park at 100 High Street to offer 2.5-hour sails twice daily during her visit.
Day sails on the Kalmar Nyckel offer a unique, hands-on experience where adventure and education come together. You can haul lines, set sails and hear tales from the crew, or simply relax and enjoy the ship. Youngsters will enjoy a scavenger hunt and pirate story (costumes welcome).
Only three days of 2.5-hour sails are planned on June 2-4. Tickets are limited and available online (KalmarNyckel.org/explore) or by calling 302-429-7447 for $65 per adult and $40 per child 12 and younger.
Advance reservations are highly recommended. The schedule is weather dependent.
“As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Kalmar Nyckel’s Commissioning and her 25th sailing season, we are excited to return to the beautiful port of Cambridge for the first time in four years,” said Cathy Parsells, executive director of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation. “We hope people are ready to sail with us.”
Capt. Lauren Morgens and her volunteer crew are ready to create a special experience for the whole family. The ship is also available for private sails and dockside parties.
Kalmar Nyckel is a full-scale replica of the Swedish merchant ship from the 1638 expedition that founded the colony of New Sweden in present-day Wilmington.
The ship has professional officers and a crew of 200 trained volunteers who help maintain, sail and teach its programs. No experience is required, and volunteers come from across the country and the globe.
Launched in 1997, Kalmar Nyckel serves as an ambassador for the state and offers people of all ages a variety of sea- and land-based recreational and educational experiences.
2.5 hours day/evening sails
Friday, June 2 – 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.