Meerwald Sets Sail
From Gardiner’s Basin

July 26, 2012 -

For a break from the casinos, Atlantic City visitors have a chance to sail on New Jersey’s tall ship, the A.J. Meerwald, through the weekend.

The Meerwald’s sails from Gardiner’s Basin. There are two sails on Thursday and Friday, three on Saturday and a pirate sail on Sunday. Reservations are recommended, and passengers can book online at www.bayshorediscovery.org or call 856-785-2060. Gardiner’s Basin is at 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., in Atlantic City.

The Meerwald is a majestic authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner. During the sail, passengers may sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic trip, or they can help the crew haul the lines and hoist the sails. Guests are permitted to bring food and beverages.

Two special themed sails are included in the schedule. On Saturday, there will be a Marine Critter Sail when passengers can learn about marine life, and on Sunday, there’s a buccaneer sail and passengers are encouraged to come in costume.

Here’s the sail schedule.

Thursday, July 26
Afternoon sail
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Evening sail
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 27
Afternoon sail
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Evening sail
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 28
Family special sail
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Marine critter sail
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Evening sail
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 29
Pirate Sail w/ costumed re-enactors
1:30 – 4 p.m.

Ticket Prices
Evening Sails: $45/adult; $40/senior (60+); $22/child (3-12 yrs)
Afternoon Sails: $40/adult; $35/senior; $20/child
Saturday morning Family Special $35 adult, $30 senior, $15 child
Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for all sails may be purchased online at www.bayshorediscovery.org or by calling Bayshore Discovery Project, 856-785-2060.

The ship is also available for charters. Anyone interested in a private sail should call for more information.

Photo: A.J. Meerwald. Courtesy Bayshore Discovery Project.

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