$18 for a Sailing Outing for One on the Schooner "Fame" (Up to $30 Value)

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Great crew - went on a perfect day -80's with a nice wind. Wonderful afternoon
Ann M. · July 24, 2015
Pick a day when the weather is gorgeous.
Barbara P. · September 27, 2014
Bring sunscreen, hat, and sweatshirt. Awesome time!
Wendy O. · July 15, 2014

What You'll Get


Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with this Groupon.

$18 for a Sailing Outing for One on the Schooner Fame (Up to $30 Value)

Modeled after its eponymous ancestor, which sailed in the War of 1812, the schooner Fame cruises up and down the coast and harbor around Boston three times a day, seven days a week in the summer as passengers slog down beers ($5 onboard) throughout their trip. Public sails disembark from Pickering Wharf in downtown Salem at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday only until June 29, and seven days a week from June 30 until September 3. Check the schedule for more info.

Schooner _Fame offers lower prices for seniors, but this Groupon is still the best deal around._

Schooner Fame

Captain William Webb bellowed to his crewmen, "Ready cannons, bring her to starboard!" as they rounded on the English ship Concord. He wasn't born a soldier, but the English had press-ganged some of his closest friends into slavery on their warships, stolen his family's livelihood, and set his home of Salem, Massachusetts, on the path to financial ruin. Like many other merchants, fishermen, and ship owners, Webb and his crew outfitted whatever boats they could find to fight the English during the War of 1812, and the 70-foot Fame was no exception. The original Fame went on 11 more journeys before sinking in battle in 1814 and now lives on as a luxurious home for the retired actors of The Little Mermaid.

The Fame seen around Boston today is a direct replica of that heroic ship, built exactly as the original was in the early 19th century. Passengers on the ship's daily public sails relive the experience of navigating the Atlantic in an 18th-century schooner. The boat also plays host to four-day educational children's camps, during which kids learn how to sail, tie essential knots, and read charts and maps before camping out for an evening of dumping tea in the ocean.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Schooner "Fame"


Captain William Webb bellowed to his crewmen, "Ready cannons, bring her to starboard!" as they rounded on the English ship Concord. He wasn't born a soldier, but the English had press-ganged some of his closest friends into slavery on their warships, stolen his family's livelihood, and set his home of Salem, Massachusetts, on the path to financial ruin. Like many other merchants, fishermen, and ship owners, Webb and his crew outfitted whatever boats they could find to fight the English during the War of 1812, and the 70-foot Fame was no exception. The original Fame went on 11 more journeys before being wrecked in 1814 and now lives on as a luxurious home for the retired actors of The Little Mermaid.

The Fame seen around Salem today is a modern representation of that heroic ship. It was constructed from oak using the traditional methods of the early 19th century. Passengers on the ship's daily public sails relive the experience of navigating the Atlantic in an traditional, wooden, gaff-rigged schooner. The boat also plays host to weeklong camps, during which kids learn how to sail, tie essential knots, and read charts and maps before camping out for an evening of dumping tea in the ocean.

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