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Hudson River Sails

Sail the Hudson River on the A.J. Meerwald

Co-sponsored by: Association of NJ Environmental Commissions and
Tenafly Nature Center


Join Us In July
Register early – trips fill quickly!
All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin

The A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey’s official Tall Ship, is a magnificently restored, two-masted, 115-foot oyster schooner, built in 1928, and driven by over 3,500 square feet of sail. When the Meerwald visits Alpine just once a year, we offer themed trips focusing on NJ’s history, art, music, and, of course, nature! Passengers will view the majestic Palisades and city skyline as they listen to informative presentations.

See below for dates as they become available. Click on the date your are interested in to sign up.

Upcoming events

Registration Policies

  • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Check-in at the dock gate. Check this website to confirm dates.
  • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to Alpine Boat Basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
  • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
  • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but be prepared to take everything with you after the sail. 
  • Restrooms available dockside only.
  • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
  • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
  • Register early- trips fill quickly!
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