THIS WEEK - Kalmar Nyckel returns to Wilmington's Riverfront
Kalmar Nyckel returns to the Wilmington Riverfront for more fun Day Cruises & Pirate Sails from Dravo Plaza on Sat./Sun. June 23 & 24 and Friday June 29, Sat. June 30 and Sun. July 1 and July 5th! Book your tickets now! We will return to Historic New Castle in late August for more sailing, too! Click our "Book a Sail" button. Weekdays call 302-429-7447.
Nyckel Night this Saturday! All are Welcome!
Join us dockside for Dogfish Head cold brews, snacks and fun this Saturday, June 23, 5:00-7:00pm. $20 per person (must present ID) to benefit the ship. Your first beer is only a nickel! Space is limited. Advance reservations recommended!
AARGH you Ready? Wilmington Pirate Festival - Saturday, July 7th!
Wilmington Pirate Festival returns to the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Fort Christina Park for family fun with ship tours full of pirates, aerial pirates, crafts, games, pirate demonstrations, face painting, food, beer garden & more. Free admission & parking. Learn more here or follow us on Facebook!
Save the Date! King Neptune Gala - Sept. 29, 2018
Mark your calendar for another great King Neptune Gala celebrating the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation on Saturday, September 29. Tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and tribute details available online. An evening of great guests, food and drinks, silent and live auction, and music in the twilight company of our tall ship at the Tatiana and Gerret Copeland Maritime Center is planned!
All Aboard Kalmar Nyckel with 6ABC-TV (video)
6ABC Philadelphia Anchor Karen Rogers learned how to sail with Captain Morgens and our crew.
Kalmar Nyckel unable to visit Lewes, DE in 2018
Those who have long been associated with the Kalmar Nyckel know that Lewes, DE, is one of our favorite stops during each sailing season. However, over the past few years, we have encountered a silting situation at the dock that has dramatically reduced our number of weekly sails. We have learned that the silt build-up has increased to a level where it is not possible for us to reach the dock at all this summer.
We are in the process of revising our schedule for the weeks Kalmar Nyckel was scheduled to be in Lewes. We are also working on a plan to determine if funding and permits can be secured for dredging the dock for a return in 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience that this schedule change has made for our passengers, volunteers, partners, and our 2018 summer crew training class. Thanks for your support and understanding!