Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel Returns to Kingston August 21-28
Sailing adventures and deck tours available from Hudson River Maritime Museum campus
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Adventure awaits! Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware, returns to the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston from Saturday, August 21 through Saturday, August 28 offering sailing adventures and deck tours for all ages on this magnificent square-rigged ship.
Bring your friends or family on a 2.5-hour day sail on August 21 and 22 or a weekday sail on the high tide on Tuesday, August 24 through Saturday, August 28. Passengers are invited to haul lines, set sails, or just relax and enjoy time on an authentic re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace.
Sailing tickets are $60 for adults and $40 for youth 17 and under. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. The latest COVID restrictions apply. All passengers should bring a mask if they want to participate in ship activities like hauling lines, in brief but close quarters. For a complete schedule of the ship's visit to Kingston, visit: https://booking.kalmarnyckel.org/BookASail-new.asp?mode=&id=&DateF=-1&LocationF=Kingston%2C+NY&SailTypeF=-1
Ship tours will be offered at the Museum dock on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22 as well as Saturday, August 28 from 9:00am to 11:00am for $10 for adults, $5 for children age 6-17, and free for age 5 and under. First come, first served; advance purchase is not available.
Kalmar Nyckel is a full-scale replica of the Dutch-built merchant ship that brought Swedish settlers to North America in 1638, to establish the colony of New Sweden (now Delaware). Launched in 1997, today’s Kalmar Nyckel has a crew of 200 volunteers trained by a professional staff who help maintain, sail, and teach its programs. The ship offers a variety of sea- and land-based recreational and educational experiences that reach more than 30,000 people in a typical year.
“Voyaging up the Hudson River is a thrill for our Captain and crew! It’s also the first major trip the ship has made this year due to COVID guidelines,” says Cathy Parsells, Executive Director of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation. The summer schedule includes visits to Historic New Castle, DE and Bristol, PA before returning to its home berth in Wilmington, DE.
The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-based educational organization, that built, owns, and operates Kalmar Nyckel. The foundation invites visitors and passengers to explore the cultural and maritime heritage of Delaware, North America, and its enduring ties to Sweden and Finland. The ship serves as a catalyst for social and economic development and outreach in and beyond the state of Delaware.
For details on Kalmar Nyckel sails, tours, charters, educational programs, volunteer opportunities and the Tatiana and Gerret Copeland Maritime Center visit www.KalmarNyckel.org, call 302.429.7447, and follow Kalmar Nyckel on Facebook and Instagram.
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