2014 Season Calendar

See what the Black Dog Tall Ships are doing, when and where!  Check our sailing schedule and learn about specialty events and see how you can join us and come onboard! … Continue Reading

Tall Ship sail hoist

Private Charters

Weddings ~ Anniversaries ~ Birthdays ~ Reunions ~ Corporate & Company Events ~ Team Building The Black Dog Tall Ships can serve as the ideal setting for any event you are planning. Our schooners … Continue Reading


Sign Up for a Kids Cruise

All reservations are made through the Black Dog Tall Ships office by phone: 508-693-1699 A deposit of 50% of “Kids Cruise” fare is required to reserve a space. Payments can be made by check, … Continue Reading


Shenandoah Foundation

Welcome Since the day of her launching on February 15th, 1964 the Shenandoah has sailed the waters of Southeastern New England continuing the traditions and telling the stories of American seagoing … [View the Tall Ships Calendar]

News and Updates

Photo of the Shenandoah and Alabama at their moorings winter scene

Winter 2014 Down the Homestretch…

Ice coats the waterlines of the schooners Shenandoah and Alabama out on their moorings on a calm and clear winter afternoon.  We’ve got a nice window between the steady parade of storms and arctic blasts that have been routine this winter.  The ferries and tugs servicing the island make steady runs, but generally it is […]


Winter Weather & Summer Camps

Vineyard Haven, MA – A coastal storm passes through New England today and as I’m typing here at the Black Dog Tall Ships HQ wind and gusts from the SW are shaking the building, howling and blowing spray downwind across Vineyard Haven harbor… Shenandoah and Alabama are secure on their moorings. The New England fishing […]