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“two hours”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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23 Harbor Loop, Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-290-7168
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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

1  Thank Maisie O
Most Helpful Critical Review
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

1  Thank Phoever
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Wednesday 9/12/18 - My brother and I had booked a 6 hour circumnavigation around Gloucester on the Ardelle. What a treat! Nice breeze almost all the way. The Captain (Harold) prepared a delicious seafood chowder. Mates Carl & Janet were very helpful. We are looking...More

Thank tdhmkm
Reviewed 1 September 2018

One of my best friends and I went sailing today (August 31st) as Bluenose II and Columbia were sailing into Gloucester. I can't praise captain Harold Burnham and his crew enough. Harold for all of his remarkable skills is an incredibly humble person as well...More

Thank kingge0rdie
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

How to even begin? In this humble reviewer's opinion, the other boats in the harbour just set the stage for an amazing sail aboard the good Pinky Ardelle (no offense to the other vessels intended). The crew had the sails up and drinks in everyone's...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Took our four year old and 18 month old out for a cruise around Gloucester Harbor and it was a wonderful afternoon. Boat is safe and staffed by an excellent crew. Staff members were engaging with the children and allowed them to "help out" with...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a beautiful boat and it was a great day for sailing. Was a bit disappointed in the lack of commentary on the attractions that we were passing by and we seemed to dawdle at the end of the harbor just to use up...More

Thank Travels101
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A year ago my family was so excited about a family reunion on Cape Ann and especially a charter of the Schooner Ardelle followed by a lobster bake in Asbury Park. I found a great caterer for the lobsters and talked with Mary Ann about...More

1  Thank JonfromDallas
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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 17 July 2017

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

1  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

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1 August 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