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The Black Dog Wharf, 20 Beach Street Ext., Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This was a delightful experience! Although we didn't realize we'd take a launch to the ship and have to maneuver a ladder... It was fine though! There were 49 guests according to the friendly staff and we saw that those on the last launch really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lduquettenh
Reviewed November 1, 2017

3 hour trip (4-7pm) $75 per person. Friendly staff. Cheese tray and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Alcoholic drinks are ok to bring on board. You can help raise the sails if you want. Really fun experience.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 780Globetrotter
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

This is Alabama's last sailing weekend of the year (Columbus Day weekend). If you get a chance to go out on the sunset cruise I urge you to do it. Three hours is just right. We sailed to Oak Bluffs and back, tacked a few...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

My excitement soared as we rode in a small motor launch boat out to board the beautiful tall ship Alabama. Once on board, we met Captain Morgan and his crew. I must say that Captain Morgan and his wonderful crew were fantastic. All patiently answered...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Renniebee
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We've done the tall ships tour 2 times now. The first time was just my husband and I on a perfect and calm August evening. What a treat that was. It's BYOB/food which is fun. Pack a picnic and a cooler and enjoy! Capt. Douglas...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mgravander
Reviewed August 23, 2017

excellent customer service, u get to experience first hand the makings of the sailboat..great crew, very accommodating

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank patti f
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This was sooo much fun! Morgan and his team gave us a brief history, we helped hoist the sails...and away we went for our 3 hour sail! We brought our own wine and sandwiches. What a beautiful day for a seasoned Vineyarder!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Shelley J
Reviewed June 13, 2017

It's easy to admire a schooner like the Alabama from the shore. After three hours on her, you have a much more interesting insight into what it must have been like to actually earn a living on a sail boat off the North East coast...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Claire E
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Sailing on the Coastwise Packet/Black Dog schooners is a step back in time. It's a great way to experience the sea and sailing from a unique perspective. The food and people can't be beat.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Josh B
Reviewed September 24, 2016

suggested by the couple sitting next to us at the Covington. Went on a whim. highlight of the week. sailing with no motor. can't believe the quietness. Crew fantastic. byob. great for couples or families. a must do.

Date of experience: September 2016
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