Sailing School Program

Introduction Since the early 1990’s, the Black Dog Tall Ships has offered one-of-a-kind educational programs onboard its fleet of schooners. The ships become platforms for schools, classes and … Continue Reading


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

2014 'Kids Cruise' Schedule July 13th - Shenandoah July 20th - Shenandoah July 27th - Shenandoah August 3rd - Shenandoah “Kids Cruise” Reservations: All reservations are made through … Continue Reading


Writers’ Week

Kids’ Cruise Writers’ Week

The Black Dog Tall Ships is excited to team up with the staff from Merlyn’s Pen for the fourth annual “Writer’s Week” program aboard the schooner Shenandoah. This program combines the passion … [View calendar...]

Shenandoah Foundation

Support the Tall Ships

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 … [Read More...]

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 […]