Built in 1926, Adventure is a National Historic Landmark–one of the last and greatest Essex-built wooden fishing schooners. When she retired in 1953, she was the last American dory fishing trawler on the Atlantic and the biggest moneymaker of all time during her 27-year fishing career. After a major historic restoration effort, Adventure now offers passengers an authentic experience full of history and the splendor of sailing a 122’ historic schooner.

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If you’re hosting a special event for your friends, family, clients, or employees, you want it to be memorable. We can’t think of a better way to wow your guests than by bringing them sailing on board Schooner Adventure.

We are able to customize each occasion to fit your needs. Whether corporate outing, wedding, or private party, come aboard with us for an unforgettable sailing experience on Gloucester harbor. Passengers can participate in raising the sails, take a turn at the helm, learn something new, or simply relax, unwind and sail!

Adventure is available for hourly charters late May to mid October and includes a fully crewed vessel.

Maximum capacity is 60 passengers while underway; Dockside Events can accommodate up to 75 participants. Food and alcohol may be served on board and we are happy to recommend fine local caterers for your event. We can offer local live music on board, as well as options for guest gifts from the Adventure ship’s store.


We welcome the opportunity to discuss rates and scheduling with you and accept your booking request via phone at 978-281-8079 or email Captain Stefan Edick at Sedick@schooner-adventure.org.