Public Sails

What day and time would you like to sail?

The Gundalow Sails 7 days a week, Memorial Day weekend – late October. If you have a Sail Pass to redeem, please call 603.433.9505 to reserve your ticket.

Daytime Sails

History Sail (mid-day)

History Sail – 1.5 hours

Sail aboard 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 the sights and sounds of the Piscataqua River. You are welcome to bring a picnic and beverages of your choice on this sail.

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Kids Sail Free* (mid-day)

Kids Sail Free!* – 1.5 hours

Sail aboard the Piscataqua, a traditional reproduction of the flat-bottom gundalow barges that were once prevalent along local waterways. Educational, informative and fun perfect for kids to explore the sights and sounds of the Piscataqua River. One free child admitted with each adult ticket purchased, and you can purchase additional child tickets, if needed. You are welcome to bring a picnic and beverages of your choice on this sail.

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Discovery Sail (afternoons)

Discovery Sail – Two Hours

These sails offer unique topics of focus on different days, including: Marine Life and Water Quality, Arts of the Sailor, Navigation, and the Watershed. A great way to learn about the cultural and natural history of the region from the best vantage point the city has to offer. You are welcome to bring a picnic and beverages of your choice on this sail.

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Up-River Sail from River House Dock

Up-River Sails from the River House Dock – Three Hours

Join us for this up-river sail leaving from the River House Restaurant dock off of Ceres Street in Portsmouth and sailing past the towns of Kittery, Newington and Eliot. This sail is 3-hours and you may bring a picnic. This sail will return to the Prescott Park Dock, just a 5 minute walk from the River House Dock.

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Evening Sails

Sunset Sail (evening)

Sunset Sail – Two Hours

Unwind at the end of the day with a relaxing sunset sail. The Piscataqua River is beautiful in the evening, and guests may wish to bring along a picnic dinner or beverages on their evening cruise. On these public sails you’ll be invited to join the crew in raising the sail and steering the ship. Our crew and Onboard Educators will share their knowledge of the Piscataqua maritime region, and you can ask them more about the cultural and natural history of the area, or just relax and take in the sights.

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Concert Cruise (evening)

Concert Cruise – Thursday & Sunday Evenings – Two Hours

Join us for our unique concert series aboard the Gundalow! From foot-stomping bluegrass to elegant jazz trios, sunset concerts feature a variety of local musicians to enhance your sailing experience. You may wish to bring a picnic dinner or beverages on these entertaining evening cruises. View the complete Concert Cruise list here [pdf].

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Contemporary Coastal Issues (evening)

Contemporary Coastal Issues Speaker Series – Two Hours

Join us for a lively discussion series on Contemporary Coastal Issues that affect our region featuring expert guest speakers from around the region. Fun and informative topics that range from local maritime and naval history to ecological and scientific issue. Special low price of $18 per person thanks to the support of the New Hampshire Coastal Program and RBC Wealth Management.

View the complete Speaker Series schedule here [pdf].

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Special Events & Offers

Free Dockside Gundalow Tours (Saturdays)

Free Dockside Gundalow Tours

Saturdays – usually around noon, call ahead to confirm times, the gundalow Piscataqua will be open to the public for free dockside tours at the Prescott Park dock on most Saturdays starting in late May. All ages are welcome on board to learn about the vessel as well as the maritime history and environment of the region.  Get your hands wet at interactive stations covering a variety of rotating topics – such as marine life, watersheds, arts of the sailor, plankton, shipping history, navigation, and knot tying. Donations to support our educational programs are welcome.

Great Bay Sails from Adams Point

Great Bay Sails from Adams Point

 

On these two-hour public sails you’ll be invited to join the crew in raising the sail and steering the ship. Our crew and Onboard Educators will share their knowledge of the Piscataqua maritime region, and you can ask them more about the cultural and natural history of the area, or just relax and take in the sights.

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Homeschool Sail

Homeschool Sail

Step aboard the Gundalow and head out on the Piscataqua River for an exciting 2.5 hour sail. While on board, participants will set the sail, steer the vessel, learn to navigate, tow for plankton, and explore the human impact on our watershed.  This educational program is geared towards students ages 7 and up.

Our spring season has completed, but please email us if you are interested about more dates being scheduled later in the season.

Gift Sail Passes

A Sail Pass Makes a Great Gift!

Good for general admission, consider giving a sail pass as a gift to someone who would enjoy a sail on the Piscataqua! → $35 for general admission

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Sail Portsmouth Parade (special event)

Sail Portsmouth – Parade of Sail

Be part of the Sail Portsmouth’s “Parade Of Sail” to welcome the tall ships to Portsmouth. This is a special one-time event that will only occur on August 10th from 5:00-7:30pm as we sail down the Piscataqua River with the Oliver Hazard Perry – a two-hundred foot, twenty sail educational sailing vessel. You are welcome to bring a picnic and beverages of your choice on this sail.

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Contact Us

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