Ginny Marie Schooner Coming Back to Port Jefferson

Open for public sails on the Long Island Sound.

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Photo: Ginny Marie Facebook page.

The Ginny Marie Schooner arrived in Port Jefferson last season, albeit a little later than initially planned due to the pandemic. Despite the setback, Captain Brian Murphy said that as things opened up people discovered the ship and trips began to book up.


“We had a pretty good season,” Murphy said. “Word of mouth helped and we had people come by all day asking about taking trips.”


He would direct them to his website to book a trip or get a gift certificate.


Photo: Ginny Marie Facebook page.


Once again in 2021, The Ginny Marie will be cruising out of Harborfront Park in Port Jefferson. This year trips will start mid-May. You can already book a cruise online to secure a spot ahead of time, says Murphy. Weekends are generally more popular but the schooner is available seven days a week for trips.


The Ginny Marie is a 38-foot wooden schooner that harkens back to the old world marine elegance of a hand crafted, turn of the century ship. The Ginny Marie itself was built between 1980 and 2000 by a previous owner based on a design by William Atkins, a boatbuilder who made his name in the early 20th century.


With its boatbuilding history and working harbor, The Ginny Marie is a perfect fit for Port Jefferson. The village offers nautical aesthetics and charm that rivals many other villages on Long Island. For the Northport resident, Captain Murphy found that Port Jefferson was accommodating and offered him the best place to give folks the opportunity to sail.


Photo: Ginny Marie Facebook page.


Excursions are for up to six adults and last 2 hours. Trips run daily at 10am, 1pm, and  4pm. You can bring your own food and drink onboard. Registration is required. No walk ons.


To book a trip on the Ginny Marie, click here. You can also follow them on Facebook.


Location: Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson.