JOIN THE SCHOONER MERRIE ELLEN FOR A SAILING VACATION TO THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS OR CANADIAN GULF ISLANDS
 
 The 107 foot gaff schooner Merrie Ellen was built in Vancouver British Columbia in 1922. The vintage wooden schooner has just undergone a complete refit in Port Townsend Wa. Our historic sailing schooner has accommodation for one to three couples in private queen bed staterooms that each have a private bathroom.  Whether you prefer romping along under full sail or whale watching or sunset dining in a quiet anchorage we are happy to customize a cruise package just for you. Overnight boat charter customers can take side excursions aboard our inboard powered launch or one of the sea kayaks. The crew will be happy to do all of the work for you, however we like nothing better than teaching our guests how to really experience the romance of sailing a tall ship themselves.
     We are members of the Pacific Northwest Schooner Association and the Northwest Windjammer fleet. Come aboard and learn why our tall ship is not called the Mary Ellen.
Sailing during the 2008 Port Townsend wooden boat festival
Departing the Port Townsend
Scooting along at eight knots with her new clean bottom.
Phil and the captain trimming the yankee.
     We depart from the historic seaport of Port Townsend in Washington state. Stay aboard the night before and awaken to the aroma of fresh coffee and breakfast hot off the original 1922 wood fired galley cook stove. 
     The Merrie Ellen (Mary Ellen if you don't know the story) is a pilot house schooner so you can always step in and have a seat out of the weather without missing a thing.
Private queen bed staterooms with ensuite heads
Experienced sailors and novices alike get a thrill under thousands of square feet of sail on the deck of a real vintage wooden schooner.