Public sails available beginning in the spring.

Pre Season Tickets Available Here

*Tickets available once schedule is live*: Click here to purchase tickets.

2024 Sailing Schedule:

      • April 30th- May 5th: Bivalve, NJ (home port)
      • May 8th-11th: Bristol Borough Wharf in Bristol, PA
      • May 11th-14th: *Trenton, NJ
      • May 17th-19th: Maritime Day at City Docks in Lewes, DE
      • May 20th – June 3rd: Bivalve, NJ (home port)
      • June 7th-June 9th: Harborfest in Norfolk, VA
      • June 15th- 16th: Bivalve, NJ (home port)
      • June 19th -30th: Cape May Ferry Terminal in Cape May, NJ
      • July 3rd -7th: Liberty State Park
      • July 10th – 14th: Alpine, NJ in collaboration with Tenafly Nature Center
      • July 17th-21st: Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, hosted by AHYC and AHHC
      • July 25th-31st: *Barnegat and NJ Shore Towns
      • August 1st – September 12th: Cape May Ferry Terminal in Cape May, NJ
      • September 13th – 22nd: Bivalve, NJ (home port)
      • September 26th-29th Artisans Faire/ The Bait Box in Greenwich, NJ
      • October 3rd- 8th: *The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race from Baltimore, MD to Norfolk, VA
      • October 12th-26th: Bivalve, NJ (home port)
      • November 1st-3rd: Sultana Downrigging Festival in Chestertown, MD
    • Locations with an *asterisk are tentative. All dates listed are subject to change. for public sails, please check the available sails here before making plans.

The Meerwald is back in the water!

She is Sailing beginning in Spring 2024! Please follow us on Facebook for updates!

Public Sails

Set sail aboard the AJ Meerwald, one of the hundreds of oyster schooners that graced the Delaware Bay in the 1920s! Experience history by helping the crew hoist the sails, and learn about sailing and the local environment! A ticket is required for all passengers. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

All tickets also include entry to the Delaware Bay Museum for a self-guided tour through a variety of exhibits celebrating the culture and heritage of the Bayshore region!

Specialty Sails

In addition to our normal programming, special sails contain anything from wine and cheese to guest speakers! We are always looking to shake things up by adding different, exciting programming. Past special sails have included: Wine & Cheese Sails, Pirate Sails, Lighthouse Sails, Children’s Sails, Halloween Sails, and many more! For this year’s available sails, click here!

Public Education Sails

Our Education Sails on the AJ Meerwald provide you the opportunity to learn about the history and ecology of the Bayshore while sailing on New Jersey’s official tall ship! In addition to our normal history presentation, we will be presenting a series of workshops focusing on marine science. All activities are hands-on and interactive. For more information, click here!

If you have any questions about our public sails, please email us at or call us at (856)785-2060.