Specialty Sails

Specialty Sails

It was AWESOME! It was really neat to see the crew work the ship in/out of the dock and during the sail. The staff on the ship and the brewery were friendly and accommodating. The beer was stellar (Mustang Sally), and the views were wonderful. - Allison, TripAdvisor Review

Specialty sails feature a selection of beers, wines, spirits and/or cocktails from a rotation of different local breweries, wineries and distilleries. During the sail, you can chat with a representative from the featured establishment and learn insider details about each beverage. In addition to an unforgettable experience sailing aboard an authentic tall ship on the Potomac River, your ticket includes:


  • Craft Beer Sails include a flight tasting of four hand-selected beers
  • Wine Sails include a tasting of three different wines
  • Spirit Sails may include a tasting of three or four different liquors and/or a specialty drink


Additional beverages will be available for purchase.  You must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcohol.

Our sailing season is April-October. During the summer season, Specialty Sails run every Friday evening. Sail is approximately two hours and a fun way to enjoy your favorite brewery, winery or distillery or learn about a new one. See below for a complete schedule of the season’s Specialty Sails.


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

What to know before booking:

  • All guests must have a ticket, including infants, whose tickets are complimentary.
  • This experience takes place in the modern-day, with our modern-day crew. If you are interested in joining 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.