Registration for 2020 “Kids Cruise” program is open:

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

“Creator’s Week” ~ July 7th – 13th, 2019!

The Black Dog Tall Ships is once again excited to collaborate with a team of talented educators and writers for the 8th year as the “Creator’s Week” program returns aboard the schooner Shenandoah in 2019. “Creator’s Week” brings together our popular and one-of-a-kind “Kids Cruise” camp program with daily writing workshops, creative activities, and personal […]

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 […]