Sailing bestows people with stylish, windblown hair and gives them the authority to declare storms perfect. Reap boating benefits with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $36 for a morning or afternoon sail for two (up to a $72 value)
- $41 for a sunset sail for two (up to an $82 value)
- $70 for a morning or afternoon sail for four (up to a $144 value)
- $80 for a sunset sail for four (up to $164 value)
Sailing trips take place Thursday–Monday at 10 a.m. (morning sails), 2 p.m. (afternoon sails), and 5:30 or 6 p.m. (sunset sails). All sails are BYOB and the ship can accommodate up to 35–40 passengers.
Gundalow Company likens its namesake to the tractor-trailer rigs of today. Flat-bottomed cargo barges with a single mast, gundalows once sailed down shallow rivers, carrying fish, lumber, bricks, and coal to towns in the Piscataqua region. The company’s mission is to preserve the history of this ship and the maritime life it once facilitated. They are aided in this mission by two vessels. The Captain Edward H. Adams is a historically accurate replica of the Fanny M., the last commercial gundalow. It was helmed by Captain Adams, who was also known for gathering awareness for the health of the Great Bay Estuary. Visitors can hop aboard this permanently docked ship and participate in an array of hands-on educational programs. The Piscataqua, on the other hand, offers on-the-go lessons, as it is US Coast Guard–certified and available for public and private sails. During two-hour tours, passengers travel along six inland rivers, picnicking, helping the crew pull up lobster traps, or searching the water’s surface for a third eye in their reflections.