Commuting via sailboat has a number of advantages: there are no traffic jams, it’s OK for the hitchhikers to have hooks for hands, and if you hit a deer it's definitely the deer's fault. Steer clear with this Groupon.
$22 for a Two-Hour Sailing Trip (Up to $40 Value)
Thomas E. Lannon's rates fluctuate depending on passenger's age.
Thomas E. Lannon
While the 90-foot long Thomas E. Lannon schooner boasts many impressive characteristics—including a 64.5-foot deck and a resemblance to a 1903 sword-fishing schooner—none of them rivals the story of how the vessel got its name.
Before the ship was built in 1997, owner Tom Ellis was visiting his relatives in Newfoundland when he overheard them reciting stories of his grandfather Thomas Lannon, who had fished the Gloucester coastline for more than 40 years. On one particularly stormy day in 1908, Lannon and five other men set out into the waters off Nauset aboard two dories and rescued the crew of the capsized schooner Eric amid 70-mph winds. Each of the rescuers received the eternal admiration of the rescued men and a medal from the Massachusetts Humane Society, which Ellis possesses to this day.
More than a century later, the crew of the Thomas E. Lannon keeps its namesake's love of the sea alive by chartering an array of sailing voyages that have attracted more than 100,000 passengers to date. After helping raise the sails at the voyage’s start, passengers capture vivid views of Gloucester harbor's lighthouses, castles, and beaches.
What some people are buzzing about:
96% of 855 customers recommend
“bring warm clothes (if it's near fall or evening) Go early for parking if it's a weekend or "things" are going on (concerts etc) Have a blast ...it was a beautiful...”
“bring warm clothes (if it's near fall or evening) Go early for parking if it's a weekend or "things" are going on (concerts etc) Have a blast ...it was a beautiful evening ,enough wind for a beautiful sail.”
“Gorgeous boat, great family-run business, wonderful crew (informative and funny) I would go again! Would love to experience the Celtic music cruise!”
“It's hard to imagine a more pleasant experience than cruising the blue waters off Gloucester on a sunny and breezy fall day, with an affable, skilled and cheerful...”
“It's hard to imagine a more pleasant experience than cruising the blue waters off Gloucester on a sunny and breezy fall day, with an affable, skilled and cheerful captain at the helm, friendly crew, and compatible passengers aboard. The cruise on the Thomas E. Lannon truly met and exceeded my expectations.”