Welcome aboard!
Sail on the Piscataqua, a traditional reproduction of the flat-bottom gundalow barges that were once prevalent along local waterways. Educational, informative and fun, a sail is a great way to explore sights and sounds of Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME while sailing on the Piscataqua River.
The Gundalow Company is nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to protecting our region's maritime heritage and environment through education and action.


Join us for a public sail 7-days a week. The Piscataqua is also an ideal vessel for company retreats, family reunions, special events, and other types of private charters. Read more about sailing on the Piscataqua here.


Book a school sail and bring your students on a historic gundalow for team-building and hands-on learning! As a floating classroom, the Piscataqua provides a unique field trip destination, mornings and afternoons May through October. Learn more!


Click here to learn more about weekly concerts, lectures, upriver sails and other special events. Our gift shop is located at 60 Marcy Street — we have t-shirts, hats, fleece vests, books and more!

News & Events

  • Portsmouth Sunset
    Sunday, June 29 the Gundalow Sails from the River House Retaurant Dock at 12 and 2PM!
    For a change of pace, the gundalow Piscataqua will be at the River House Restaurant dock this Saturday night to Sunday, with 2 sails scheduled from the River House on Sunday, June 29. The first sail will be a short 1 hour and 15 minute sail upriver at 12PM , while the second...
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  • The Gundalow Company Partners with Portsmouth Science Cafe!
    The Gundalow Company Partners with Portsmouth Science Cafe!
    The nonprofit Gundalow Company is excited to announce its new partnership with the Porsmouth Science Café and the Portsmouth Brewery for our summer Contemporary Coastal Issues program aboard the gundalow Piscataqua on Wednesday evenings.  Like the Gundalow’s Coastal Issues program, the Portsmouth Science Cafe provides an opportunity for the public...
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  • Over 45 School Classes Experience the Gundalow this Spring
    Over 45 School Classes Experience the Gundalow this Spring
    This spring, over 45 classes are participating in school sails aboard the gundalow Piscataqua, a reproduction of the traditional wooden vessel operated by the nonprofit Gundalow Company.  Sailing aboard this “floating classroom,” students engage in interactive activities including setting the sail, steering the vessel, learning to navigate, towing for plankton,...
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  • New this Season - Tour the Gundalow while Dockside at no Charge
    New this Season – Tour the Gundalow while Dockside at no Charge
    The gundalow Piscataqua will be open to the public for free dockside tours at the Prescott Park dock on most Saturdays from 12:30 to 3:00 pm  All ages are welcome onboard to learn about the vessel, as well as, the maritime history and environment of Piscataqua region. Get your hands wet at interactive stations covering...
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Contact Us

Gundalow Company
60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-9505

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