• Come aboard a tall ship native to the Delaware Bay - the 115 foot oyster schooner, A.J. Meerwald.
  • Learn about the natural, historic and cultural resources of the Delaware Estuary, and the need to conserve these resources for the future.
  • Help raise & furl the sails, handle & coil the lines.
  • Assist the crew as they trawl for fish, dredge for oysters, sample plankton, or perform water quality tests.
  • Enjoy the sights, smells, and ecology of the Delaware Estuary.

The Meerwald sails from April through October from ports throughout the region, including her home port of Bivalve in Cumberland County, Cape May, Atlantic City, Jersey City, Beach Haven, Greenwich, Burlington, Trenton, Camden and Philadelphia.

Public sails, educational sails and private charters are available.

Vessel Capacity: 41 passengers

The complete sailing schedule, as well as information about shore-based events in Bivalve, is available on our website.

The Schooner, A.J. Meerwald, is owned and operated by the Bayshore Discovery Project, a not-for-profit [501(c)3 tax exempt] educational organization with the mission to motivate people to take care of the environment, the history and the culture of New Jersey's Bayshore region through education, preservation and example. The US Coast Guard has worked closely with the Schooner Project to ensure that the vessel and crew meet strict safety standards for carrying students and adults. The program is fully insured.

For further information & group rates call:

Bayshore Discovery Project
2800 High St. (Bivalve)
Port Norris, NJ 08349
Tel: (856) 785-2060
Fax: (856) 785-2893


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