The 2018 ‘Kids Cruise’ Schedule is out! Register now!

To make your reservation contact the Black Dog Tall Ships office by phone at 508-693-1699 or complete a Reservation Request below: A 50% deposit is required to reserve space for program. Payments … Continue Reading

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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

“Writers’ Week” Returns in 2018! July 15th – 21st!

The Black Dog Tall Ships is excited to team up with the staff from Merlyn’s Pen for the 8th(!) annual “Writer’s Week” program aboard the schooner Shenandoah. This program combines the passion and experience of two New England companies with over 50 years of combined experience working with children and teenagers. “Writer’s Week” brings together […]

Thankful notes from the BDTS…

November 29, 2016 – From the desk of the BDTS HQ… Aside from the live blue spruce Christmas tree, some crows and seagulls the Black Dog Wharf is empty today.  No snow yet but winter weather arrived a little over a week ago with a prolonged cold west wind.  Once again its the “off season” […]

2014 Season Wrap-Up

Its been one month since the final customers of the season stepped back ashore from the last sail of the 2014.  Since then, the ships have been “laid up”, undergone important maintenance projects, the crews have all departed, and daylight savings has ended.  Evenings come quick to the Vineyard Haven waterfront these days… Reflecting on […]