Public Sails

Sail With Us!

Took a sunset sail - a must do experience! Professional, courteous and knowledgeable crew provide an experience you can’t get ANYWHERE else! - Kate, TripAdvisor Review

Set sail aboard Tall Ship Providence! Help the crew haul lines to set the sails, visit the Captain’s Cabin and explore the hold to see where sailors lived and learn what life was like aboard a tall ship during the 18th century or simply sit back and relax with a drink from the ship’s bar.  


Providence is currently docked for the winter.  Tickets are available now for sails beginning April 3rd!



Saturday & Sunday
  • Adults                                  $65
  • Children (3-13)                   $57
  • 2 & Under                            Free
  • Adults                                  $55
  • Children (3-13)                   $47
  • 2 & Under                            Free


Friday (Specialty Sails)

  • Adults (3+)                         $76
  • 2 & Under                           Free

*For information on our Friday Specialty Sails, click here. 


  • All guests must have a ticket, including infants.
  • This experience takes place in the modern-day, with our modern-day crew. If you are interested in experiencing an interactive historical tour with costumed interpreters, check out our Dockside Tours.
  • Providence sails rain or shine. Check the weather the day of your tour and dress accordingly. In the event of severe weather, such as thunderstorms or extremely high winds, refer to our Weather Policy.
  • Providence is a working ship, and access to the upper and lower decks are via short ladders. We recommend wearing flat shoes that are easy to climb and explore in.
  • Providence departs promptly at the scheduled time. Check-in begins 15 minutes before the sail. Refunds will not be issued for passengers who miss departure.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable.

Tickets now available for our 2024 Sailing Season!
Sailing begins April 3rd!

Terrific sailing experience on a tall ship. The crew members are friendly and informative. It’s a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon sailing down the Potomac. - Paul, TripAdvisor Review