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Schooner Brilliant at Mystic Seaport

Take the helm of schooner Brilliant during a hands-on learning experience at sea. Spring and fall weekends for adults; multi-day summer programs for youth.

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The Mystic Seaport Brilliant sailing program introduces teens and adults to life aboard a classic schooner while sailing the New England coast. On programs ranging from two-day trips to 10-day voyages, teenagers and adults become full participants in the sailing of Brilliant: steering the vessel, raising the sails, standing watch, and learning navigation. Participants are not passengers, but are instead crew aboard the Museum's 61-foot wooden schooner.

As the oldest sail education program in the country, Brilliant has taught teamwork, leadership, stewardship, and traditional seamanship for over 60 years to more than 10,000 teenagers and adults. Participants learn under the guidance of a professional crew and Coast Guard licensed Captain.

Pricing: Varies.

Other Amenities: Bus Parking, Guided Group Tours, Special Rentals

Dates of Operation: May-Oct.



75 Greenmanville Ave.
Departs from Mystic Seaport
Mystic, CT 06355

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