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Address: 1124 E. 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone Number: 302 429-7447
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I found it fascinating to watch the crew prep & sail the ship. Most of them are volunteers who have been trained in certain aspects of sailing a "Tall Ship" and they were willing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Vacaville, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Kalmar Nyckel is docked in Provincetown while I'm here every year it seems. This year I decided to go on a sailing excursion. We had the most amazing time! When given the chance to work with the crew, I jumped at it. I joined the crew raising and trimming the sails. It was hard but exhilarating work. It was... More 

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I found it fascinating to watch the crew prep & sail the ship. Most of them are volunteers who have been trained in certain aspects of sailing a "Tall Ship" and they were willing to share their expertise with the passengers. The KN Foundation is in Wilmington and volunteers can show up whenever the ship is in dock, to work... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You don't often get the opportunity to sail on board a Tall Ship, and the this one is located right near the tourist waterfront area so you can walk (about 1 mile) to the brand new docking/maintenance facility for the ship. It has several trips per day up the River and you can see the schedule and book on-line. Note... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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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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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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