The tall ship Kalmar Nyckel,  the First State’s own replica of the Swedish ship that landed in New Castle, Delaware in 1638, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.  Over these last 25 years, the Kalmar Nyckel has provided visitors and locals alike with a unique and riveting experience. From pirate sails and pleasure cruises, this tall ship can be found along Wilmington’s Riverfront, docked in Historic New Castle, Delaware and at the Delaware beaches.  But beyond being a local attraction, the Kalmar Nyckel is also an ambassador of the First State, sailing the East Coast to participate in tall ship sails and maritime festivals, sharing its history along the way.  

To learn more about the Kalmar Nyckel and the Copeland Maritime Center, follow along with this Bitts and Bites episode!  

And the sailing season has only just begun! Find out where you can find the Kalmar Nyckel during its anniversary season here in #VisitWilm. 

June 1 - Historic New Castle sail, 12 - 2:30 p.m. 

June 2 - Historic New Castle 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m. 

June 25- 30 - Wilmington, DE river cruises and pirate sails 

June 25 & Sunday, June 26 – 10 –1 1:30 a.m., 1:30 – 3 p.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

In July, the Tall Ship will be sailing from Wilmington: 

July 1, 3 - 4:30 p.m. 

July 2 and July 3, 10 - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 – 3 p.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

July 4, Tubman Garret Park, 2 – 6 p.m. 

July 8, 3 – 4:30 p.m. 

July 9, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Captain Kidd's Pirate Day, 12 – 4 p.m. deck tours & activities 

July 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 – 3 p.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

And out of Historic New Castle: 

July 14 - July 17, 10  a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m. 

July 20 and July 21, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m. 

July 22, 1 - 3:30 p.m. 

July 23 and July 24, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m. 

The Kalmar Ship will be back again in the FALL!!   
In Wilmington: 

September 24, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 2 p.m. 

September 25, 1:30 – 3 p.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

October 1, 8, and 15, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30  - 3 p.m. 

October 22, 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

Halloween Ghost Ship, 12 – 4 p.m. deck tours and activities 

So, come one, come all and hop on board the Tall Ship of Delaware. From Christiana River cruises to pirate adventures... You never know what you will experience with a sail on Kalmar Nyckel! For tickets and details about each sailing event, visit www.KalmarNyckel.org/sail-and-explore.