Day Sails

Sail-Away on a Tall Ship!

During Tall Ships® Erie, enjoy a 90 minute sail on-board a majestic tall ship. Sail-aways opportunities are available on schooners Appledore IV and When & If. A limited number of spots are available. Reserve yours today- before they’re gone!

All sail-aways depart from Dobbins Landing. Guests must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. No Food or drink provided. Cancellations/ Refunds: Refunds (no including the service fee if booked online) will only be given in the event that the sail is canceled by management due to weather or maintenance problems (weather criterion for cancellation is actual or high probability of winds over 25 knots or severe thunderstorms).

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Sail-aways during the festival, please Note the following:

All sail-aways are SOLD OUT. Additionally, there is not a waiting list.

There are not physical tickets. Guests names will be at will call the day of the sail.

Dress is casual, weather appropriate, with flat shoes.

Guests should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Sail away times are prompt. Be sure to reserve enough time to park and arrive at Dobbins Landing.

During the Parade of Sail- Thursday, September 8:

Sail on a majestic Tall Ship during the Parade of Sails on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Appledore- attendees must report to Dobbins Landing for check in no later than 2:15 pm.

Denis Sullivan- attendees must report to the Bayfront Convention Center for check in no later than 2:15 pm.

Please note: Ships will be leaving the dock at approximately 2:30 pm, the Parade of Sail starts at approximately 4:00 pm. We anticipate the Parade of Sail to conclude at 5:30 pm.


Appledore IV  

Tall ship adventures aboard Appledore IV further its mission to foster environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay watershed and the Great Lakes ecosystem and to provide personal development opportunities for learners of all ages though ship board and land-based educational experiences. Launched in 1989, she is the fourth in a series of schooners built for world voyaging.

Buy tickets for Tall Ships Erie Public Sail-Away- APPLEDORE IV- SOLD OUT!





When & If

This historic 63 ft.  schooner was built in 1939 in Wiscasset, Maine, after being commissioned by then U.S. Army Colonel George S. Patton. When and If remained in the Patton family until 1972.