Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.
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SULTANA’S 2015 Public Sail Schedule
2015 Schedule of Two-Hour Sails on the Schooner SULTANA
$30 adult/$15 under 12 (except as marked below)
free for Captain’s Table Members
Sorry, no children under 5
Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
*see descriptions below for Music, Oyster and Ecology Sails
Music Sails – All of the fun of a regular SULTANA trip with the added treat of hearing great music by local artists or SULTANA’s own Chris Cerino.
Oyster Sails – Come learn about the Eastern Oyster while sailing the beautiful waters of the upper Chester River. During this program, Sultana crewmembers will inform passengers about the oyster’s anatomy and life cycle and describe the unique fishing culture and workboats that evolved in the Chesapeake’s oyster industry. Additionally, a professional shucker will be on board to provide raw oysters for passengers interested in sampling this local delicacy.
Ecology Sails – Help pull our 20-foot-wide sampling net to catch fish, crabs, and other critters from the Chester River. Lots of fun for kids and adults, too. And yes . . . we still go sailing, fire the guns, and do all of the other things that make a SULTANA sail fun.