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Guest Information

Guest Information

Departure Times

Daily departure times vary and are scheduled according to the tides at each specific port. Click on sail/ tour reservations or call us for schedule details: (302) 429-7447.

Boarding Times
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time in order to check in and board the ship.

Tickets and Reservations
Advance reservations for public sails are recommended for all sails and events. Any unreserved spaces will be sold up to departure time. Unclaimed reserved spaces may be resold 15 minutes prior to the scheduled sail. Call our reservation line to make your reservations. 

Major credit cards are accepted for advance reservations.  Cash and travelers checks are preferred for sail purchases at the dock.  

Cancellations will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled sail with a full refund. In the event of weather-related cancellations, we will contact you to reschedule. 

Food and Beverages
Beverages and light snacks are sold on-board during public sails. You may bring your own refreshments as long as there are no glass containers or large coolers.  Personal size coolers and wine bottles are fine.  

What to Wear
Even in the summer, the sea air can be chilly. If it's a good sailing day, expect some wind! It is advisable to bring warm clothing and/or a windbreaker. Wear comfortable close-toed non-skid shoes. You may also wish to bring sunblock, sunglasses and a hat. Chairs and baby strollers are not permitted on board.


The Kalmar Nyckel sails from two ports in Wilmington, DE, and Historic New Castle, DE, plus various ports along the eastern seaboard.  Be sure to view the directions to the correct port to ensure you do not miss your sail.  Visit our port directions page for more information.

For more information, please contact us at:  Email: info@kalmarnyckel.org
Phone: 302-429-7447

Please note that due to the nature of the weather and conditions beyond our control, the Ship's schedule is subject to change without notice.

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Did you know: That today's Kalmar Nyckel was launched in 1997 in Wilmington, DE?

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