- Our dedicated volunteers have put in over 4700 hours of work on Gazela and Jupiter this year, keeping their maritime history alive and sharing their stories with thousands of visitors.
- In June 2016, Gazela sailed down the coast to Sail Baltimore and Norfolk’s Harbor Fest, reaching 1,500 guests over the three week trip.
- Back in our Philadelphia home port our boats have welcomed visitors ranging from families at Pennsylvania Coast Day to high school classes from Camden.
- The National Park Service and Maritime Administration made a contribution towards preserving Jupiter‘s legacy through a National Maritime Grant. This matching grant will support dry-docking the 114-year-old tug and move her towards meeting the necessary safety requirements to make her history more accessible.
Discover all that Pennsylvania’s coast has to boast at Pennsylvania Coast Day. This free festival will take place at Walnut Plaza (Columbus Avenue at Walnut Street) on Penn’s Landing on September 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gazela will be open for free tours during the event.
For more information about Coast Day, visit DelawareEstuary.org
Seven Deadly Seas, the amazing Pirate, Comedy, and Burlesque shows on the Tall Ship Gazela are back!
Seven Deadly Seas is a theater-in-the-round-and-under-the-stars experience that was listed in TimeOut New York’s newsletter as “Best of the Week”. Combining live music,elaborate props, original comedy, and stunning burlesque, Seven Deadly Seas is known for creating shows call back to old vaudeville times, while taking a fresh look at comedy, politics and “entertainment for grown-ups.”
As in previous shows in the series, The Greater of Two Evils explores current political events through the highly warped lens of real-life pirates Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonney, and Mary Reed. This time, our heroes awaken from one hell of a bender to discover they have made some questionable choices while under the influence. This much-too-merry band must now fight, sing, and strip their way out of the mess they’ve gotten themselves into. The show will be performed in the round aboard Gazela and will feature live music, dancing girls, sword fights, and a variety of classic vaudeville-style entertainment.
Proceeds will help support the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild’s efforts to restore and maintain the historic Tall Ship Gazela and Tug Jupiter.
Tickets can be purchased either online or at the door (cash only at door.) Thursday, September 1st will be a discounted preview night. VIP tickets will be available Friday through Sunday.
Purchase your tickets at brown paper tickets
Tickets are now on sale to watch the Penn’s Landing fireworks show from the deck of Tall Ship Gazela. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the middle of the Delaware River, just a few hundred yards from Gazela‘s deck. This event could sell out, so don’t delay! Purchase your tickets at: brownpapertickets.com
Schedule of Events – Friday, July 1:
7:00 PM – Ship opens for visitors
8:00 PM – Philadelphia Orchestra Concert
9:30 PM – Fireworks
All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild.
Gazela began her journey home on Monday. Click here to follow her route as she sails back to Philadelphia.
Gazela and her crew arrived in Norfolk today, after having a great time sailing in the Chesapeake Bay. During the past four days, the crew has enjoyed sailing, dory rowing, boat operation, and working hard to get Gazela ready to welcome visitors at Norfolk Harborfest this weekend.
Norfolk Harborfest is in its 40th anniversary year celebrating America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival. Gazela is proud to be part of the festivities, which will run from June 9-12. Click here for more information, including a schedule of events.
Gazela departed Baltimore on June 6 and is en route to Norfolk, Virginia for Harborfest.
Track her progress here
Gazela is in Baltimore and will be open for tours through this weekend! For more information about Sail Baltimore’s schedule, click here
Gazela departed Philadelphia on May 31 for a 17-day Chesapeake Bay sailing trip, with port stops at Chesapeake City, Baltimore, and Norfolk.
Follow her progress at AIS Vessel Tracking: Gazela Primeiro