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“Rum and Cigars!”

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Ranked #6 of 29 Tours in Gloucester
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Picture yourself relaxing on the deck of this beautiful 65- foot schooner as she sails out of Gloucester harbor on a light southwesterly breeze. Join us for a two-hour sail and get a taste for what it was like to sail on a fishing schooner a hundred years ago. Help the crew raise the sails, or just sit back and take in the sights and sounds of Gloucester's coastline. Some of our weekend public sails feature music. We offer group rates. And we specialize in private charters for weddings, corporate entertainment, teambuilding, birthdays and more. The Lannon is a great place for a party!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Harwich, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Rum and Cigars!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We didn't sign up because of the rum and cigars, but it was the only time we had for a sail. This is an annual tradition, and many people knew each other, so right off we felt a bit out of place. The rum punch was good and they brought around 2 different types of rum to taste, but I cant drink it strait. Since we were on the water, the cigar smoke was not a problem, but flying ashes were. However - the views are lovely, the setting sun and being under sail made all the difference. Like others, I wish there had been some interaction between captain/crew and passengers.
The schooner is beautiful, spotless and we did have a nice evening sail.

Visited August 2013
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Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Enjoyable and relaxing”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

A nice 2 hour sail off the coast of Gloucester. The price is expensive ( $40 per adult ) but we had a groupon for half the price. It is a clean vessel that is only 3 years old and the crew was very helpful. The seating capacity is 49 and it was a little tight because we were at full capacity but it was still enjoyable.

Visited August 2013
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Chester, SC
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great views and experience”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a wonderful time on the Thomas E. Lannon today. A must if you are visiting the historic town of Gloucester, MA. The Thomas E. Lannon has a great crew and they give you a "taste"of what it must have been like to sail out to new experiences in the North Atlantic.

Visited August 2013
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Summerville, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“At sea on a schooner”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We lucked out with the weather and the choice of how to spend our afternoon. The Thomas E Lannon is absolutely beautiful, in pristine condition that reflects her crew's love. Keeping her looking so spotless is, obviously, not a boring chore; more a labor of love. The crew were entertaining and interesting which filled the trip with life and added interest. My group all loved it. Thank you!

Visited August 2013
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“An enjoyable and relaxing two hours”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

On the expensive side, we had a groupon and probably would not have gone without it as the price of $40/adult is high for a two hour sail. However it was very nice and relaxing the crew was entertaining and helpful and worked well with the customers. Every one commented on how relaxing it was and enjoyable - locals and tourists.

Visited August 2013
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