Sails are 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours in length. Bring the family for an interactive and exciting experience for all ages!
Everyone is invited to help the crew raise the 3,500 sq ft. canvas sail and engage in an education presentation. You will hear about the AJ Meerwald’s historic role in the oyster industry and connect with the maritime heritage and rich natural resources that surround you.
Our special “Themed” sails are always a fun time. Dress up like a Pirate for our Pirate Sails, hear about local history from local organizations, or watch the sunset while listening to a live band. These sails are scheduled throughout the sailing season from various ports.
All passengers are welcome to bring food and beverages on board for your enjoyment during the sail. Beer and wine are welcome, please no hard liquor.
Sail aboard the A.J. Meerwald
Everyone is invited to help the raise the sails and engage piloting the vessel. You will hear about the A.J. Meerwald’s historic role in the oyster industry and connect with the maritime heritage and rich natural resources that surround you.
We offer morning, afternoon and evening sails in various ports of call around the state of New Jersey and nearby states. Please see our Sailing Schedule for the port, dates, and times for the sails. Don't miss our FREE dockside tours.
Join our knowledgeable birders aboard the Schooner AJ Meerwald for a relaxing sail along the Delaware Bay shoreline and up the Maurice River (from our home port of Bivalve, NJ) or the Cohansey River (from historic Greenwich, NJ). Spot and identify a large variety of birds. Spotting scopes and continental breakfast are provided. Bring your binoculars and cameras.
2018 Birding Sail Dates: TBA
Join members of the Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers & Friends Association aboard the Schooner AJ Meerwald for a cruise on the Delaware Bay to see some of the lighthouse structures that have been guiding mariners through the Delaware Bay for decades.
Possible sightings include East Point Light, Elbow of Cross Ledge, Old Cross Ledge and Miah Maull Shoal. Time and weather permitting we may see Fourteen Foot Bank. Sails originate from and return to our home port of Bivalve, NJ.
A box lunch from the Oyster Cracker Cafe can be purchased separately and must be ordered at least 2 days in advance of the sail.
2018 Lighthouse Sail Dates: TBA
2018 Speaker Sails TBA
2018 Specialty Sails TBA