Kalmar Nyckel is a re-creation of the Tall Ship of Delaware, built by the Dutch in 1625, that brought the first permanent European settlers to the Delaware Valley in 1638. The Kalmar Nyckel provides day sails, dock tours, river cruises and pirate theme-sails. The sailing season takes place from (April - October). Throughout, the season the Kalmar Nyckel will either dock in the shipyard along the Christina River Wilmington or at the Cape May-Lewes terminal in Lewes depending on the schedule. Private charter sails are available - upon request.