Halloween Fun, Sat. 10/24 on the Wilmington Riverfront
Celebrate Halloween on the Wilmington Riverfront with The Tall Ship of Delaware. Captain and Mates will share ship stories. Wear your Halloween costume. Try a scavenger hunt. Get a pumpkin. We regret visitors cannot board the ship. Safe, free social-distanced fun thanks to Kenny Family ShopRite stores and City of Wilmington. Rain date Sunday, 10/25. Questions? Call 302-429-7447.
Virtual Field Trips - now booking!
Our Virtual Field Trips will take you to new heights & places you can't see on a sail! Inquire about our education programs: David Livingstone, Assist. Director of Education, David.Livingstone@KalmarNyckel.org
Kalmar Nyckel Downrigging Day - Saturday, Oct. 31, 11am-3pm
Discover our ship's end-of-the-year ritual & learn from the Captains and crew as they remove pieces of the rigging. Try a free scavenger hunt. Enjoy Iron Hill Brewery outdoor Beer Garden, special chowder, and meals (20% of food proceeds donated to the ship). Safe outdoor, distanced fun thanks to Kenny Family ShopRite and City of Wilmington. Rain date: Sunday, Nov. 1. We regret visitors cannot board the ship due to COVID-19. Questions? call 302.429.7447
Watch an "Evening Under Our Sails" on Vimeo any time!
Did you miss our livestreamed Virtual Cocktail Party on Oct. 3rd? View it anytime, online at the link above with fun cameo visits, terrific crew-made auction items, ship footage, and a tribute to our past King Neptune Award recipients!
Private Fall Parties on our Ship!
Plan a Private "Family" Sail for up to 15 guests for $600 (an amazing deal)! Events are weather dependent and subject to COVID-19 guidelines. Book by phone only 302.429.7447 weekdays 9am-5pm.
Copeland Maritime Center closed for public tours
Our Maritime Center is closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. We look forward to re-opening. Small group visits are available by appointment only. Please check back, follow us on Facebook/Kalmar Nyckel or call 302.429.7447 for updates. Decisions concerning operations are based on the guidance of Local, State, and Federal officials.
We plan to reopen to the public October for sails! This is subject to change, based on Delaware's COVID numbers. Please do not come if you're sick or have been exposed to someone who's been sick. Masks must be worn at all times on the ship as well as on campus. Sailing passengers must be age 9 or older. Social Distanced locations on the ship are identified for your safety, but crew and other guests may pass by eachother to operate the ship/get to the designated socially distanced spots. We are not opening our snack bar this season. Additional disinfecting is scheduled before each sail, and hand sanitizer will be available on board. Thank you for your patience! We are trying our best to provide some adventure and entertainment during these unusual times!