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Schooner Ardelle

11 Burnham St, Gloucester, MA 01930-2857
+1 978-290-7168
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Great Experience for Boy Scout Troop

Went on the Ardelle with 12 scouts and 8 adults on our recent trip to Boston. The Captain/builder... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooke H
A relaxing, beautiful trip!

My husband & I love to be out on the ocean & this ride was a highlight of our vacation. Harold... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
New York City, New York
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11 Burnham St, Gloucester, MA 01930-2857
+1 978-290-7168
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 6 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 17 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
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Took our 12 year old out for the trip. She got to raise the sails and she had a great time. Harold told us about the history of the boat and was a great captain. It is definitely worth your time and money to take...More

1  Thank BestTravelFam
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We enjoyed a fabulous two hours on the Ardelle. Perfect weather and crew! Although the Pinky Ardelle is smaller than a schooner we enjoyed the fresh air a occasional spray of salt water in our faces!

Thank RobertTower
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One of our group is handicapped with MS and uses a cane and service dog. Can the dog come aboard?
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