$22 for a Two-Hour Sailing Trip from Thomas E. Lannon (Up to $40 Value)

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Scenic sail aboard 90-foot schooner named after its owner's heroic grandfather

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Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Not valid until 5/4/13. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. Trip may be cancelled at Captain's discretion. 24hr cancellation notice required. Not valid for feature trips. Must arrive at Schooner Sails Shed 30-min prior to scheduled sail time. Reservations are held until 10 minutes prior to scheduled sail time. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$22 for a Two-Hour Sailing Trip (Up to $40 Value)

During the two-hour sail, passengers board the 90-foot Thomas E. Lannon schooner and float past scenic sites of Gloucester's harbor. See the trip FAQ.

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.


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96% of 826 customers recommend

  • “The crew was very friendly. Well worth the trip. Had a great time”

  • “Go if possible on a windy day so you can appreciate the sail power. Henry, one of the crew was great at answering our questions, and even took my son below deck to...”

    “Go if possible on a windy day so you can appreciate the sail power. Henry, one of the crew was great at answering our questions, and even took my son below deck to show him the instruments. After that he showed all 3 of my kids how to tie knots. ”

  • “Extremely wonderful trip with friendly knowledgeable crew I recommend this trip such fun. The girls in the office are helpful too. ”

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    Gloucester

    63 Rogers St.

    Gloucester, MA 01930

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Many people described the Sail as Lovely. Others thought:
+ 97%

  • Lovely
  • Beautiful
  • Enjoyable
  • Great
  • Wonderful
- 3%

  • Slow
89% of the people were positive about the Sailing, most described it as Great.
95% of the people were positive about the Boat, most described it as Beautiful.
Many people described the Cruise as Beautiful. Others thought:
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  • Beautiful
  • Adventurous
  • Delightful
  • Great
  • Nice
- 18%

  • Disappointing
  • Slow
Many people described the Crew as Friendly. Others thought:
+ 95%

  • Friendly
  • Great
  • Knowledgeable
  • Nice
  • Attentive
- 5%

  • Unfriendly
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86% of the people were positive about the Ship, most described it as Beautiful.
83% of the people were positive about the Rides, most described it as Beautiful.
86% of the people were positive about the Owner, most described it as Friendly.
96% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Great.
94% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Friendly.
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