Public Sails and Tours
The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel — or become a "pirate" with the crew on special pirate sails (see description below).
To choose your sail, please click on the Sail/Tour Schedule on your left and browse by date or location. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is best to make reservations.
Ahoy Mateys! Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers — come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well! The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship's cannons and imagine being at the helm of this magnificent vessel. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! Visit our Sail/Tour Schedule for more information.
Sail/Tour Schedule for more information.
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Please note that due to the nature of the weather and conditions beyond our control, the Ship's schedule is subject to change without notice.
Did you know: That today's Kalmar Nyckel was the last ship launched in Wilmington, DE, a city that launched more than 10,000 ships?