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 Passages

Pride's 2017 season ends November 1. We are in the process of finalizing the ship's 2018 sailing season and will publish guest crew passages as soon as possible. Please check back often.
PassageBoard Date  Arrival DatePrice Availability
Baltimore, MD, to Charleston, SC

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from her home port of Baltimore to Charleston, where Pride will be participating in Tall Ships© Charleston. You will be guest crew for the trip down the Chesapeake Bay, through the Virginia capes, around Cape Hatteras, and up the Cooper River into Charleston.

May 12, 2017 May 18, 2017$1,200 (no parade)
$1,300 (w/ parade)
Charleston, SC, to Bermuda

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Charleston, SC, to St. George's, Bermuda. You will be aboard for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta** sailing through the Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Ocean to Bermuda where Pride will participate in Tall Ships© Bermuda.

May 21, 2017May 31, 2017$2,600Completed
Bermuda to Boston, MA

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Hamilton, Bermuda, to Boston, MA. You will be aboard for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta** sailing north in the Atlantic Ocean, around Cape Cod, and into Boston Harbor where Pride will be participating in Sail Boston 2017®.
June 4, 2017June 16, 2017$3,000Completed
Boston, MA, to Boston, MA

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II and go wherever the wind takes her! See New England aboard a traditionally rigged ship.
June 22, 2017June 25, 2017$500Completed
Boston, MA, to Baltimore, MD

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from Boston, MA, to her home port of Baltimore, MD. You will be guest crew for the voyage down the east coast and into the Chesapeake Bay.
June 25, 2017July 1, 2017$1,200Completed
St. Michael's, MD, to Philadelphia, PA

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II from St. Michael's, Maryland, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beginning in historic St. Michael's, you will be on board for the trip up the Chesapeake Bay, through the C&D canal, and into the Delaware River.
August 13, 2017August 15, 2017$400Completed
Chesapeake Sail-Away

Sail on Pride of Baltimore II and go wherever the wind takes her! Spend your Labor Day weekend sailing through Pride's home waters: the Chesapeake Bay. Direction/location dependent on weather conditions.
September 1, 2017September 4, 2017$600Completed
Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, Baltimore, MD, to Portsmouth,

The GCBSR is one of the most iconic schooner races in the world. Sail on board Pride as she races from Baltimore to Portsmouth in company with dozens of schooners.
October 11, 2017October 14, 2017$1,000Completed
Portsmouth, VA, to Annapolis, MD

You will begin in Portsmouth, VA, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and sail up to historic Annapolis, MD.
October 15, 2017October 19, 2017$600Completed
Baltimore, MD, to Chestertown, MD

Sail from Baltimore to Chestertown, MD, where Pride will be participating in Downrigging Weekend 2017. You will sail out the Patapsco River, across the Chesapeake Bay, and into the Chester River.
October 25, 2017October 27, 2017$400Completed
Chestertown, MD, to Portsmouth, VA

This is the last guest crew opportunity of the year! You will sail out of the Chester River and down the length of the Chesapeake Bay to Portsmouth, where Pride II will go into dry dock.
October 29, 2017November 1, 2017$500Completed