Private Charters

Take the helm of this Essex-built 65 foot Gloucester fishing schooner as we sail past lighthouses, castles, and magnificent waterfront homes. Sit back and enjoy the scenery or help the crew raise the sails as we sail through Gloucester’s working harbor, near rocky coves and beaches. Your group will have the entire boat to yourselves.

The Lannon provides a most unusual backdrop for that special occasion. We host birthday parties, family reunions, corporate outings, memorial services (spreading ashes at sea), retirement parties, anniversary parties, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Also, each season the Lannon is the setting for numerous weddings and pre and post-wedding events. Do you have someone graduating soon? Looking for an unusual place to hold a wedding rehearsal dinner? How about somewhere different for your company party this summer? People are discovering that the Lannon is a great venue for a client appreciation event. Thank your clients for their business by taking them for a sail aboard the Lannon. We will provide your group of up to 49 people with a unique, safe, and fun adventure that they’re sure to talk about for years to come. Booking is always open for private charters and group trips.

A 50% deposit paid is required with the signing of a charter agreement. Final payment is due on the day of your sail and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card.



From Monday morning through Friday afternoon excluding the sunset sail each day.


Midweek Sunset Sail

Sunday evening through Thursday evening



From Friday sunset through Sunday afternoon


Sail Duration

There is a two hour minimum for all private charters. There are two exceptions: Weddings, which require an additional 1/2 hour charter to allow time for your caterer to set up; Memorial services (sprinkling ashes at sea) which require a 3 hr. minimum in order for us to get out far enough to perform the ceremony according to Coast Guard/EPA regulations.

What’s included

A private charter includes the exclusive use of the vessel, captain, crew, and someone to serve your drinks. Food and beverages are additional. You will have the boat to yourselves. There will be no other passengers other than your group. Group size is limited to 49.


Your menu can be as simple or as lavish as you like. We can even arrange and serve a lobster-bake while we anchor in a quiet cove in the harbor. Or, how about “clam chowda and a fresh lobsta roll?” We also have lots to choose from off our À la carte catering menu, all provided by the Gloucester House Restaurant. You can use our caterer or your own. The menu selection is entirely up to you.


We have a liquor license, so you cannot bring your own alcohol onboard. We offer water, soft drinks, beer, ale, wine, prosecco, sparkling rosé, rum punch, and an upgraded wine list.

Food & Drink

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