Kalmar Nyckel is a recreation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware in 1638, just a couple of decades after the Mayflower. During the same period when the Dutch were settling New Amsterdam in what is now Manhattan, Kalmar Nyckel made four successive round trips to supply the colonists of New Sweden.
Kalmar Nyckel will take on passengers for two-hour day tours of the Hudson River, departing from the Riverfront Marina at 40 Front Street in Newburgh, NY. Each day the ship is in port, the crew of the ship will offer guided deck tours. The deck tours are $10/adults and $6/children age 17 and under.
On “day sails,” passengers are invited to work alongside volunteer crew as they haul the lines, raise the sails, and learn first-hand just how hard it was to cross the Atlantic in the 17th century – unless they’d rather just bring along a picnic, enjoy the sights and sounds of the water and watch the crew do all the work.
For public sail tickets and more information about specific sails and times, visit www.kalmarnyckel.org or contact the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation office at (302) 429-7447. Ticket prices are $50 for adults and $45 for children and youth ages 17 and younger.
To book a sail online, visit http://www.kalmarnyckel.org/BookASail.asp.