Through Jan. 30 you can tour or take a ride on a 122-foot square top sail schooner called the Lynx.
The Lynx will be sailing into St. Pete at noon Friday, Jan. 25 into Harborage Marina at Bayboro, 1110 3rd St S. Join the flotilla as she fires a salute from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand arrival.
The Lynx, according to a news release, is on a five-year mission along the East Coast of the US and Canada to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner.
According to the Lynx website:
Friday, Jan. 25 St. Petersburg, FL Ship Tours 1 - 6 p.m. Buy Tickets Saturday, Jan. 26 St. Petersburg, FL Gasparilla Extravaganza 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. SOLD OUT Sunday, Jan. 27 St. Petersburg, FL Ship Tours 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Buy Tickets Sunday, Jan. 27 St. Petersburg, FL Sailaway 3 - 5 p.m. Buy Tickets Tuesday, Jan. 29 St. Petersburg, FL Ship Tours 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Buy Tickets Tuesday, Jan. 29 St. Petersburg, FL Sailaway 3 - 5 p.m. Buy Tickets Wednesday, Jan. 30 St. Petersburg, FL Ship Tours 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Buy Tickets Wednesday, Jan. 30 St. Petersburg, FL Sailaway 3 - 5 p.m. Buy Tickets Now!
"Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fell's Point, Maryland. She was among the first ships to defend American freedom by evading the British naval fleet then blockading American ports and serving in the important privateering efforts."
Sailaway trips are $65 for adults and $35 for children 4-12. It is $6 to tour the ship.
Ages 4 and up only. Children ages 4-12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Reservations are required. To purchase your Sailaway Tickets click on the 'Buy Tickets Now!' links below or call The Lynx Educational Foundation Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST at: 866-446-5969.
The Lynx recommends arriving at ship 30 minutes prior to departure.