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The Black Dog Tall Ships Private Charters

Private charters are available for hourly and multi-day events:

🌞Daysailing passenger capacity: 49 passengers.
🌜Overnight passenger capacity: 30 passengers.
🍴Full catering available.
🎟️“In-season” and “off-season” rates available.
⛵Charters can depart and/or return to “off-island” ports including Woods Hole, Boston, New Bedford, Newport, Nantucket and more.
🎉Beach and wharf side events available.
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Private Charters

The Black Dog Tall Ships can serve as the ideal setting for any event you are planning. The ALABAMA regularly hosts employee appreciation cruises, corporate team-building outings including the International Bar Association, as well as birthday celebrations, class reunions, multi-day trips for groups of family and friends and the filming of motion pictures. An event aboard ALABAMA is unique, exciting and unforgettable.

ALABAMA also hosts youth groups on overnight, educational adventures, offering experiential learning to include : seamanship, group dynamics, maritime history


Martha’s Vineyard is home to hundreds of weddings each season, and throughout the years the Black Dog Tall Ships have become more and more of an attraction for these most special of days. Beautiful beaches, land and seascapes welcome friends and family to the island setting as they have done for centuries while our schooners provide an unmatched setting for your rehearsal, family get-together or ceremony.

Our partnership with the Black Dog Tavern and Black Dog Wharf allow for a practically limitless amount of options for your event and ceremony. Our schooner represents one of the finest traditional sailing ships found anywhere. We match first-class presentation and maintenance of our ship with customized preparation and superior customer service. We strive to provide the tall ship industry’s best chartering experience.

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