Sultana Downrigging

Event Details to be Announced this Summer! Tall Ships and Bluegrass are at the heart of Sultana’s annual Downrigging festival. Hosted at the end of the schooner SULTANA’s sailing season (late October or early November), Downrigging attracts thousands of visitors to Chestertown to sail on the assembled fleet of ships, listen to great music, attend lectures and art exhibits, eat and drink local fare, watch fireworks, and support the Sultana Education Foundation’s educational programs for the public. Downrigging Website

Family Paddles

Ages 3+ / Free – $150* / 2-3 Hours  *Email for Details May thru October Family paddles are an incredible way to get outside of the house this summer in a safe and fun way for kids, adults and friend groups. Explore, fish, seine for critters, or just mosey down the river…it is completely up to you and your party. Morning, afternoon or evening, our staff is happy to accommodate the needs of each group. Excursions are limited to 9 […]

Toddler Time

Ages 3-5 / FREE! Check back in September for Fall 2021 Schedule Toddler Time lets children explore the natural world through stories, songs, games, crafts and interactions with wildlife – all led by SEF’s professional staff. Held most Friday mornings from late fall through early spring, Toddler Time is both educational and FUN! Due to the program’s popularity and prepwork we ask that participants (guardians and children) pre-register prior to each session via the link provided by our staff. If […]

Public Sails

Ages 5+ / $30 per / 2 Hours A trip on the 1768 schooner SULTANA is a great way to experience the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using SULTANA’s seven-foot tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks. Sultana Education Foundation will offer special and full-day sails to organizations and groups, prices for these trips may vary. Unless noted otherwise, all sails depart and return to the Chestertown Marina, […]

Public Paddles

Ages 12+ / $30 / 2.5 Hours May thru October Join our staff for a unique kayak excursion on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail featuring pristine wetlands full of plants, animals and scenic views. Paddles will highlight organisms and historic landmarks at each site. Kayaks and gear are provided. Minimum age to participate is 12, and 8 participants maximum. SEF is following social distancing and cleaning guidelines. Public Paddles are offered in Partnership with the National Park […]