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Schooner Ardelle

11 Burnham St, Gloucester, MA 01930-2857
+1 978-290-7168
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Beautiful sail!

We did this boat tour on one of the few good sailing days this summer. Also, it was a Monday when... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elmira, New York
Got a beautiful private tour and shared a beer with the shipbuilder himself!

We booked a 3:30 PM tour during a weekend visit to Cape Ann in July expecting it to be very busy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maisie O
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11 Burnham St, Gloucester, MA 01930-2857
+1 978-290-7168
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did this boat tour on one of the few good sailing days this summer. Also, it was a Monday when some attractions are closed. We did not realize Hammond Castle would be closed (darn!), so we did this. Happily, we found we were two...More

Thank kl0vell
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked a 3:30 PM tour during a weekend visit to Cape Ann in July expecting it to be very busy. (Your ticket purchase also includes entry to the small "Maritime museum and Touch tank aquarium." The children there seemed to enjoy this part and...More

Thank Maisie O
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Went on the Ardelle with 12 scouts and 8 adults on our recent trip to Boston. The Captain/builder was kind, interesting, and very accommodating. He encouraged the scouts to take part in the departure, raising and lowering the sails, and steering the ship throughout the...More

Thank Brooke H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband & I love to be out on the ocean & this ride was a highlight of our vacation. Harold, the pilot AND the builder of the Ardelle, was great. He worked his way around the deck talking to everyone, answering questions & making...More

Thank msdrum
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Harold, Alden, and Perry provided such a personalized touch to our afternoon sail - such amazing family spirit, admiration and respect. Loved the stories, the history, and the heart and soul that went into building the Ardelle - and the wonderful connection with the community....More

Thank lrodericks
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was our first time sailing and we loved every minute of it. The weather was perfect for a day on the harbor. The captain and the rest of his staff couldn't have been more professional and nicer. You truly felt like a special guest...More

Thank Travel_Queen603
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Not at all as advertised, and a real rip off! We were supposed to board 15 min prior to leaving dock for our "sailing adventure" of 2 hours. We were all were waiting patiently, ship ready but no one came out until 10 min after...More

Thank Phoever
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Spontaneously sailed one evening with husband, teen and tween. This was a highlight of our trip to Cape Ann! Captain Harold shared his passion for shipbuilding and was so friendly and enthusiastic. Our kids adored the firing of the cannon, and we loved the dramatic...More

Thank pamelapancakes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Down-to-earth Captain sharing his passion for shipbuilding! We took the sunset tour on a beautiful night and enjoyed his commentary about what we were seeing, as well as the history of how he built his schooner, while my husband and son-in-law volunteered to raise the...More

1  Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Boat trip of Gloucester Harbor was great. Boat is very smooth and the harbor is very scenic. You can help the crew put up the sails or just kick back and enjoy a beverage. Boat crew is super friendly and helpful. A nice relaxing two-hour...More

1  Thank David P
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31 July 2016|
Response from Douglas W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about a service dog, but I do know there is a deep one step down over the lip of the entrance of the schooner.The Captain has made a wide "step" to make the distance between the dock and down into the schooner... More