July 22nd - 26th, 2015

The Piscataqua Maritime Commission proudly hosts Sail Portsmouth each summer, bringing tall ships to the New Hampshire Seacoast.  

Sail Portsmouth 2015 will occur from July 22nd - 26th! Gates open at 10:00a each day.

Parade of Sail, Deck Tours, Captains' Reception, Day Sails, Exhibits, Food, Music, and Souvenirs! A fun event for pirates of all ages!

WHEN: July 22nd - 26th, 2015.

WHERE: Fish Pier, on Pierce Island opposite Prescott Park, Portsmouth NH.


  • Boat owners are encouraged to join the thrilling Parade of Sail up the Piscataqua and escort the ships to their berths.
  • Witness the majesty of the Parade of Sail – good viewing spots are Four Tree Island in Portsmouth, Great Island Common and Portsmouth Yacht Club in New Castle, Ft. Foster in Kittery.
  • Join the Parade of Sail in your private vessel.
  • Come to the Welcoming Ceremony to greet our ships, their captains, crews, and open the festival.
  • Under the tent find maritime Exhibitors, fresh food, and souvenir merchandise for pirates big and small.
  • While in Portsmouth you should visit many of our historic maritime sites.
  • Volunteer to work the event – lots of fun and you are invited to the Volunteer Cookout on Sunday evening.
  • Reserve a booth for your maritime related organization in the Exhibitors' tent.

COST: Tickets for the event are: $9 for adults (12 and up). Children under 12-years-old are free. $25 Family Plan (two adults and their children under 21). Event tickets are sold at the gate.


The Privateer Lynx will be offering day sails Wednesday thru Sunday. Ride aboard Lynx for the Parade of Sail Wednesday at 3:00p. Standard sails Wednesday at 6:00p, and at 10:00a, 2:00p, and 6:00p on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Buy tickets for the Parade of Sail or Day Sails

Sail Portsmouth 2015 Schedule

4:00p - Parade of Sail begins. Vessel order: Portsmouth fireboat, El Galeón Andalucía, Lynx, Gundalow, and then private vessels.
6:30p - Welcoming Ceremony


10:00a - Gates open for public tours.
5:30p - Gates close.

10:00a - Gates open for public tours.
5:30p - Gates close.

10:00a - Gates open for public tours.
5:30p - Gates close to the public.
7:00p - 10:00p - Captain's Reception Dinner (by invitation only).

10:00a - Gates open for public tours.
5:15p - 6:00p - Volunteer BBQ (private).
5:30p - Gates close to the public.

El Galeón Andalucía departs.