The tall ships will return to Portsmouth Thursday, August 1st with the Parade of Sail as the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eagle and three additional tall ships (The Lynx, the Harvey Gamage, and the Roseway) bring their sails back to the Seacoast. The welcome sail will start at approximately 6:30 pm at the mouth of the Piscataqua River. The ships will make their way up the river and pass under the Memorial Bridge on their way to docking at the New Hampshire State Pier on the Piscataqua River.
The Seacoast boating community is invited to participate and sail alongside the ships as they are welcomed up the river into Portsmouth. Learn more about the schedule of events for the tall ships in Portsmouth:
Schedule of Events
Ship Tours of the USCGC Eagle
Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4
Two-Hour Tall Ship Sails
Thursday, August 1 through Monday, August 5
Saturday, August 10 through Sunday, August 11
Extended Day Sails
Tuesday, August 6 to Gloucester aboard Lynx
Wednesday, August 7 to Boston aboard the Roseway – This is a one-way sail so hitch a ride with C&J from Boston back to Portsmouth!
Throughout the entire weekend visitors can tour the ships or participate on daily ocean sails. Visit Sail Portsmouth for more information on daily schedules and a full schedule of events.
The proceeds from the annual Portsmouth tall ships visit support the Maritime Commission’s Sea Challenge, which provides sail training on board a tall ship to Seacoast youth.
Ride with C&J Direct from Boston to Portsmouth
Leave the car at home and catch a C&J bus direct from South Station to Portsmouth, with tickets starting at $11.99. Once you arrive in Portsmouth it’s a quick Uber or cab ride into downtown for the festivities.