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Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

1124 E. 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
302 429-7447
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Ranked #23 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Specialty Museums, Ships, Architectural Buildings, Museums, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a nice sail and if you wanted to be involved in hoisting the sails you could. I just think it is a little overpriced for a ride around the bay in circles. I would have like more of the history of the surrounding towns added to the history of the boat.

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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had been waiting a year for the opportunity to sail on the Kalmar Nyckel as I am a descendant of a crew member from the maiden voyage during 1638. My wife and I drove down from Philadelphia to take the day sail from the Lewes, DE port and we really enjoyed ourselves. Once the ship was away from the... More

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New York City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a beautiful recreation of a swedish sailing vessel built in the 1600's that sailed to and from Sweden to American . Its a wonderful 2.5 hour cruise! The ship is manned by seasoned crew and volunteers and its a amazing watching them work on the ship dropping and hoisting the sails! The crew is fun and loves to... More

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in NJ
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63 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We boarded the ship at the Lewes Ferry dock. Very impressive on site, looks every bit of a ship from 1625, loved the carvings. We bought our tickets on-line at 60.00 a person. There was a crew of about 25, 2 paid all the rest volunteers. The cruise was from 3:30-6 pm. All the crew were very friendly & helpful... More

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Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had seen this ship a few times in Lewes (a long time ago) at Coast Day. We toured it once back then, but then it quit showing up at Coast Day. I have been checking its schedule for free deck tours in Wilmington, DE but it rarely has them. We managed to catch a free deck tour in Lewes... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The boat ride on the Kalmar Nyckel might be OK for anyone under the age of 14, but that's about it. It consisted of an hour-long trip on the Christina River on a tall-masted sailing ship without ever opening the sails, with no place to sit, and with no sights to see. Then it ended with the captain begging for... More

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Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Our company chartered the ship from Wilmington for a group of approximately 15 people. It was a great experience and I would recommend it to others for corporate or family outings. The ship is in excellent condition and the crew is very professional and knowledgable about the history of the ship. We even had an opportunity to help raise and... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is an authentic replica of a ship used to found the colony of New Sweden in Wilmington, Delaware. I took my 5 year old and 7 year old nephews. They dressed as pirates and loved it. The especially liked the canons. We also chartered it for an afternoon for our firm both in Wimington and Lewes. It was a... More

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Potomac
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I was sailing with the tall ships during the Downrigging festival weekend in Chestertown, MD. And the boat is simply beautiful under full sail. I will say they could only raise the sails one day and didn't go out at all the second day due to high wind conditions. I think some people who's reviews I read here do not... More

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were staying with friends at Lewes and one of our friends found out that the Kalmar Nyckel was docked at the ferry terminal during our stay and she wanted to go. At $60 per person, we were a little unsure at first, but looking at their website, it looked like it would be a good choice. It was MORE... More

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