BOATS AT SAILFEST
Friday: Noon – 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm (At 7:00pm water taxi suspends service while the river is shut down for the fireworks show.)
Sunday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Discovering Amistad is a non-profit, educational organization that uses the 1839 Amistad uprising story and its 129 ft Amistad schooner replica as a” floating classroom “to address racial and social justice. The organization was founded in 2015, following a recommendation of the State of Connecticut Advisory Committee. Since its inception, DA has provided educational programming to over 10,000 students through its proprietary curriculum designed to highlight lessons about justice, freedom, and human rights.
The organization aims to share the incredible historical event while bridging awareness into contemporary social justice issues. Students are assisted in finding their voice and seeing themselves as change agents and leaders. Discovering Amistad is committed to facilitate inclusive education, generate courageous conversations, and mobilize agents of change.
The presence of Tall Ship Amistad, CT’s flagship, makes a powerful statement as it reminds us of how far we have come in the fight for freedom and yet how far we still have to go.
POET’S LOUNGE SAILING CHARTER
Poet’s Lounge Sailing Charter is Southeastern CT’s only all-ages concierge charter cruise. Choose from a wide variety of private cruises, including sunset cruises, celebration cruises corporate events and even proposal cruises see some of the spectacular Connecticut coastline lighthouses and views.
Get right under the action! The TRHP Fireworks Cruise will bring you for a tour down the Thames River and — weather and boat traffic permitting — out to the Ledge Lighthouse and back to secure a front row spot for the fireworks display. You may bring a picnic basket with snacks and drinks but know there isn’t a bathroom on board. No glass, please.
Sailfest Fireworks Extravaganza – Choose your departure site: