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Charter the Historic Schooner AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s Tall Ship

The 115′ AJ Meerwald is an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner and the perfect venue for your special event or gathering.  Join the Meerwald crew in hoisting the sails or simply relax and enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience with up to 40 of your guests.

(Dockside events on the AJ Meerwald in our home port of Bivalve, NJ can accommodate up to 100 people.)

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The Meerwald’s spacious wooden deck, 23 feet wide by 85 feet long, provides a unique setting for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, reunions, fundraisers, company picnics, and other special occasions.  The ship is available for 2 1/2 hour sails to a full day.  Bring your own refreshments or have a catered event.  Beer and wine are permitted onboard.


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Port Side



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Starboard Side


The AJ Meerwald sails April through October from many ports throughout the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware tri-state area.  Click here for a map of our ports of call.

Contact Katie Riley at 856.785.2060 x 107 or by email at  for more information about reserving the AJ Meerwald for your upcoming special event!

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is a nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey’s Bayshore region through education, preservation, and example. 

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