Go Sailing With A.J. Meerwald

Friday, June 30, 2023 - 6:00pm - Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 8:00pm
Independence Seaport Museum 211 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

NJ’s Official Tall Ship A.J. Meerwald will offer public and educational sails along the Delaware River this July departing from Independence Seaport Museum (ISM) docks at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Experience history aboard this authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner. Help hoist the sails or sit back and relax. Once aboard the crew share the boat's rich maritime history, the shellfish industry along the Delaware River and Bay and culture of those that lived and worked in the industry.

The cost of a public sail ticket is $50, charters are available as well as educational sails for youth organizations and nonprofits. Donations are appreciated and will help support New Jersey’s official Tall Ship, the state’s very own historic oyster schooner.

Delaware River Sail Schedule: Weekly 2-hour Public Sails 

June 30th through July 23rd

Thurs: 6-8pm 

Fri: 6-8pm

Sat: 10-12 noon, 3-5pm & 6-8pm

Sun: 3-5pm & 6-8pm

Sunset Sails Wednesday - Sunday 6PM - 8PM Education Sails - Saturdays 10 AM -12PM are geared towards families and students, include hands on stations and a river trawl. Also available for youth organizations & non-profits!

Charter Sails available - Capacity of 50 passengers

All are welcomed to come sailing on the oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald to experience history, the environment, and adventure.

If you are an educator interested in bringing student groups out, please email fredi@bayshorecenter.org !! The Bayshore Center at Bivalve (BCB) is excited to work in association with the Independence Seaport Museum in an effort to foster an appreciation of history and culture within the community surrounding the Delaware Bay and River. 

Indoor/Outdoor Recreation