SULTANA Public Sails

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

Advance reservations are recommended for all sails and can be completed Online or by contacting the Sultana office at 410-778-5954.
Online registration is available until Midnight of the preceding day of the program. If available, tickets may be purchased at the dock before the sail. If the online system will not allow you to add tickets to your cart, the sail has sold out and the buttons have not refreshed yet. Please call the office for an alternative date or waiting list.
Date Time (event, if any) Register
Sat. May 23 10:00am-12:00pm (Tea Party Weekend) paybtn
Sat. May 23 4:30-6:30pm (Tea Party Weekend) soldoutbtn
Sun. May 24 11:00am-1:00pm (Tea Party Weekend) soldoutbtn
Sun. May 24 2:00-4:00pm (Tea Party Weekend) soldoutbtn
Sat. June 13 11:00-1:00pm (Ecology) paybtn
Sat. June 13 2:00-4:00pm paybtn
Sat. June 20 11:00-1:00pm (Ecology) paybtn
Sat. June 20 2:00-4:00pm paybtn
Sat. July 11 11:00-1:00pm (Ecology) paybtn
Sat. July 11 2:00-4:00pm paybtn
Fri. August 28 5:00-7:00pm (Music Sail $35/$20) soldoutbtn
Sat. Aug. 29 11:00am-1:00pm (Ecology) soldoutbtn
Sat. Aug. 29 2:00-4:00pm soldoutbtn

Fri. Sept.11

5:00-7:00pm (Music Sail $35/$20) paybtn

Sat. Sept. 12

11:00am-1:00pm (Ecology) paybtn
Sat. Sept. 12 2:00-4:00pm paybtn

Fri. Sept. 18

5:00-7:00pm (Oyster Sail $40/$20) paybtn

Sat. Sept. 19

11:00am-1:00pm (Ecology) paybtn
Sat. Sept. 19 2:00-4:00pm paybtn

Sat. Sept. 26

11:00am-1:00pm (Ecology) paybtn
Sat. Sept. 26 2:00-4:00pm paybtn
Fri. Oct. 30 3:00-5:00pm (Downrigging Weekend $40/$20) paybtn
Sat. Oct. 31 10:30am-1:00pm (Downrigging Weekend $40/$20) paybtn
Sat. Oct. 31 2:30-5:00pm (Downrigging Weekend $40/$20) paybtn
Sun. Nov. 1 11:00am-1:30pm (Downrigging Weekend $40/$20) paybtn

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.