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Fathers Sail FREE June 19!

Celebrate Fathers Day abroad the gundalow PISCATAQUA this Sunday, and bring your father for free! We have three great sails to choose from, while tickets are still available. Up-River Sail from River House Dock – 12:00-2:45pm – $35 adults, $18 children under 13, FREE for your Father! Join us for an extended up-river sail departing from the River House Restaurant dock and sailing under three bridges. Sail past the towns of Kittery, Newington and Eliot. Picnics welcome or pre-order lobster rolls from the River House. This sail will end at the Prescott Park Dock, just a 5-minute walk from the River House […]

Tuesday Night Speaker Sail: Challenges Facing Great Bay

This Tuesday: June 15, 2016 join Jeff Barnum for a sail aboard the Gundalow and hear about the Challenges Facing Great Bay   Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper, through the Conservation Law Foundation working to address water quality issues throughout the Great Bay estuary. Jeff has a thorough knowledge of the estuary, having served as president of the Coastal Conservation Association of NH (CCA), where he focused on the health of our estuarine ecosystems. As a recreational fisherman who has fished Great Bay and the Piscataqua River, Jeff has witnessed  first-hand negative changes caused by water pollution, such as the loss of […]

Great Bay Clean Up


The Gundalow Company is joining forces with several local groups to help clean up Great Bay.  Together with Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership and UNH Cooperative Extension/The Stewardship Network: New England we are staging a 1 day clean up of multiple sites around Great Bay. During the month of May, volunteers around Great Bay have spent hours in their kayaks and canoes, surveying the shores of Great Bay to locate and map garbage and marine debris. Sadly, they found a lot. Check out the photos of some of their finds, below. Now we need more volunteers to help to clean it up! […]

Join the Effort: Marine Invasive Species Monitoring

  The Gundalow Company is excited to be taking action to protect the marine environment of the Piscataqua Region by becoming involved in a citizen science monitoring project through the Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative (MIMIC).  This project is run through the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and monitors 23 invasive species at over 38 sites from Rhode Island to Maine.  With no current monitoring in NH, the Gundalow crew and volunteers will be establishing 3 sites along the Piscataqua River under the guidance of Jeremy Miller from the Wells Reserve. Through this project, we’re hoping to provide valuable […]

Discover the Lighthouses of the Piscataqua


Join us June 14 from 6:00-8:00 as we kick start our summer speaker series!   This Tuesday, we will be joined by Jeremy D’Entremont: the foremost authority on the lighthouses protecting mariners from the perils of the rugged coast of New England.  Jeremy has been researching and photographing New England Lighthouses for close to thirty years. For much of that time he has also been a photographer, speaker, tour guide, preservationist, and author, publishing over ten books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and other maritime topics. He is Historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, founder of the Friends of Portsmouth […]

Youth Apprenticeship Program

  Our apprenticeship program is a specially designed opportunity for youth ages 15 years and older. During our sailing season, each apprentice becomes part of the ship’s crew and participates in caring for the Gundalow, working with the Captain and crew while underway, and supporting our education programs. While every apprentice will gain sailing, teaching and boat maintenance experience, we also offer apprentices the option to pursue their own interests within our organization. After acceptance into the apprentice program we will work to develop an individual plan. The apprentice program lasts a minimum of 5 days and costs $50. Each […]



Homeschool Program on the Gundalow Step aboard the Gundalow and head out on the Piscataqua River for an exciting 2.5 hour sail. While onboard, participants will set the sail, steer the vessel, learn to navigate, tow for plankton, and explore the human impact on our watershed. This program is geared towards students ages 7 and up. Available dates: Tuesday, May 10th 1:00 – 3:30pm Friday, May 13th 1:00 – 3:30pm Tuesday, June 14th 1:00 – 3:30pm Cost: $13 for students and $10 for adults Pre-registration is required – please sign up with the button below. If you have questions email: […]

Summer Camps for Kids


River Kids! Join the Crew of the Gundalow for our Summer Day Camps. Read about the River Rats, Crew for a Day, and Summer Field Trips on out Summer Camps page.

Special Music Sails in September

This ideal weather has inspired us to add more music to our season… Bring a friend and a picnic! Call 603.433.9505 for reservations! Sea Songs, Irish Tunes, American Country Tuesday, September 15, 5:00 to 7:00 PM  Two Old Friends Toe-tapping, Back Porch Music Thursday, September 17, 5:00 to 7:00 PM  Barbara Benn & Jeff Warner Banjo Tunes, Bluegrass, Country Ballads Thursday, September 24, 4:30 to 6:30 PM  Drowned Valley  

Join us for the gundalow Piscataqua’s first York Harbor visit!


The gundalow Piscataqua will be making its first visit to York Harbor August 17th to 18th.  One-hour public sails will depart from Edwards Harborside Inn dock at 2:00 PM on both dates.  Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 for children under 13.  Click here to purchase your tickets! Parking is available on Clark’s Lane, Moulton Park, next to St. Georges Church.

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