Guest Crew Opportunities

Come Aboard - Guest CrewDo you have a passion for sailing or a love of adventure and the great outdoors?
 Sailing aboard Pride of Baltimore II might be your opportunity to experience the hands-on challenge of sailing a traditional ship. As guest crew, you will work alongside Pride's professional crew and participate in all aspects of life aboard the ship — up to your level of interest and ability. You might stand watches, steer the vessel, help with ship's maintenance, and more.

Pride typically sails with a professional crew of 12 men and women including the captain, ship's cook, two mates, bosun, engineer, and six deckhands. This year, Captain Jordan Smith joined us as a second captain, so there might be two captains on the ship on occasion. That leaves two passenger cabins with two berths each available for guest crew, allowing up to four guest crew to share co-ed accommodations.

Grab your gear and come aboard Pride of Baltimore II for an overnight sailing adventure! Berths are filled first come, first served. If you would like to be considered for a guest crew passage, visit this page again in spring 2017 to see if we have scheduled 2017 guest crew passages Below are some useful links about our guest crew opportunities aboard Pride:

What is it like to be guest crew?

Check out these resources from two people who had the guest crew experience:

Sailing a tall ship across Superior (StarTribune, January 25, 2014)
Pride II Boston to NYC: Setting Sail on a Tallship (Video by Gale Browning, September 2013)

Find out more about our guest crew passages:

Considering a Guest Crew Position?
Guest Crew Passage Approval Process
Guest Crew Guidelines
Tips and Things to Know


 

Guest Crew Opportunities

Pride of Baltimore II is now under wraps for winter maintenance. We expect to start the next sailing season in late March 2017. Guest crew passages for 2017 may not start to appear on the schedule until later in the spring. In the meantime, you can view the 2016 guest crew passage schedule below to get an idea of what passages might be available in future sailing seasons.

Passage Board DateDeparture DateArrival DatePriceAvailability
Baltimore, MD, to Norfolk, VA

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia, where she will participate in Norfolk Harborfest '16. You will be guest crew for the trip down the Chesapeake Bay.
June 6, 2016June 7, 2016June 9, 2016$500Completed
Norfolk, VA, to Toronto, ON, Canada

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Norfolk, Virginia, to Toronto, Ontario, where she will participate in the Redpath Waterfront Festival. You will be guest crew for the trip up the East Coast, down the St. Lawrence River, and across Lake Ontario.
June 12, 2016June 13, 2016June 30, 2016$1,750Completed
Toronto, ON, Canada, to Fairport Harbor, OH

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Fairport Harbor, Ohio, where she will participate in Tall Ships® Fairport Harbor. You will be guest crew for the first of five races of the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016, a round-the-buoys race from Toronto toward the Welland Canal. Then, the voyage will continue out of Lake Ontario and across more than half the length of Lake Erie.
July 3, 2016July 3, 2016July 7, 2016$900Completed
Fairport Harbor, OH, to Bay City, MI

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Fairport Harbor, Ohio, to Bay City, Michigan, where she will participate in Tall Ships® Celebration: Bay City. You will be guest crew for the second of five races of the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016, from Fairport Harbor toward the Pelee Passage. The voyage will continue out of Lake Erie, through the St. Clair River, and in to Lake Huron.
July 10, 2016July 11, 2016July 14, 2016$900Completed
Bay City, MI, to Boyne, MI

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Bay City, Michigan to Boyne, Michigan. You will be guest crew for the third of five races of the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016, from Tawas Point toward Bois Blanc Island. Then, you will sail across Lake Huron, past Mackinaw Island, and into Lake Michigan.
July 17, 2016July 18, 2016July 23, 2016$1,350Completed
Chicago, IL, to Green Bay, WI

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Chicago, Illinois to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she will participate in the Tall Ship Festival 2016. You will be guest crew for the fourth of five races of the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016, from Chicago toward Algoma, Wisconsin. You will be on board for the trip across Lake Michigan.
July 31, 2016August 1, 2016August 4, 2016$900Completed
Green Bay, WI, to Duluth, MN

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Duluth, Minnesota, where she will participate in Tall Ships® Duluth 2016. You will be guest crew on the trip from Lake Michigan, through the St. Mary's River, and across most of Lake Superior.
August 7, 2016August 8, 2016August 18, 2016$1,950Completed
Duluth, MN, to Marquette, MI

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Duluth, Minnesota to Marquette, Michigan. You will be guest crew for the fifth and final race of the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016, from Duluth toward Whitefish Point, across most of Lake Superior.
August 21, 2016August 22, 2016August 25, 2016$900Completed
Marquette, MI, to Lorain, OH

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Marquette, MI to Lorain, OH. You will be guest crew for the journey out of Lake Superior, through the St. Mary's River, across the entire length of Lake Huron, through the St. Clair River and St. Clair Lake, past Detroit via the Detroit River, and into Lake Erie.
August 28, 2016August 29, 2016September 2, 2016$900Completed
Lorain, OH, to Erie, PA

Looking for a Labor Day getaway? Can't get a lot of time off work? Enjoy this short but pleasant sail along Lake Erie's southern shore.

September 5, 2016September 6, 2016September 7, 2016$300Completed
Erie, PA, to Brockville, ON, Canada

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Erie, Pennsylvania, to Brockville, Ontario, where she will participate in Tall Ships® Brockville. You will be guest crew for the voyage out of Lake Erie, through the Welland Canal, across the entire length of Lake Ontario, past the 1,000 Islands, and into the St. Lawrence River. 
September 11, 2016September 12, 2016September 16, 2016$1,000Completed
Brockville, ON, Canada, to Baltimore, MD

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Brockville, Ontario, to Pride's home port: Baltimore, Maryland. You will be guest crew for the trip through the St. Lawrence River, around the coast of Novia Scotia, down the east coast, and up the Chesapeake Bay. 
September 18, 2016September 19, 2016October 6, 2016$1,750Completed
Baltimore, MD, to Chestertown, MD

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Baltimore to Chestertown, Maryland, where Pride will be participating in Downrigging Weekend 2016. You will sail out the Patapsco River, across the Chesapeake Bay, and into the Chester River.
October 26, 2016October 27, 2016October 28, 2016$400Completed
Chestertown, MD, to Annapolis, MD

This is the last guest crew opportunity of the year! You will sail out of the Chester River, across the Chesapeake Bay, and into the Patapsco River to Baltimore.
October 30, 2016October 31, 2016November 1, 2016$400Completed