UPDATED: New value-priced Evening Sails added to Bay Area schedule || Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have added six mid-week sailing excursions to accommodate guests who cannot sail on the weekends. Most public excursions happen on the weekends, but many of the ships’ fans work on the weekends or have family obligations. The ships have added the following mid-week Evening Sails as another option for these guests. Here’s the Evening Sail schedule:
Antioch: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 3.
Antioch: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 9.
Redwood City: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 16.
Redwood City: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 23.
Sausalito: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 31.
Sausalito: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 6.
The tall ship Evening Sails are value-priced at $35 per person. The two-hour excursions feature a chance for guests to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets are available immediately via the Public Sails Schedule or by calling 800-200-5239.
In each port, the ships will open for walk-on tours and offer public sailings, including the popular two-ship Battle Sails. Here’s the dates for each port:
Oakland (Jack London Square): February 20-29.
Antioch (City Marina): March 2-9.
Redwood City (Port of Redwood City): March 12-23.
Sausalito (Bay Model): March 25 to April 11.
The three-hour Battle Sails feature close-quarters maneuvers with real cannon firing real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Guests are encouraged to help operate the ship and verbally taunt the adversaries. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 seniors, students, and active military, $39 children 12/under. Most Battle Sails are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The ships will also offer two-hour Adventure Sails, which also feature a chance for guests to help raise a sail or take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets are $47 adults, $39 children 12/under. Most Adventure Sails are scheduled at 11 a.m. Sundays.
Purchase all tickets online or call 800-200-5239. No reservations are required for the walk-on tours, which are usually scheduled for 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For a detailed schedule of tours and sailings, view the Public Sail Schedule.
Both ships are booking specially priced one-hour and three-hour educational programs for elementary school students and home-school groups during the week. For information, call 800-200-5239.
Jack London Square, Oakland
Antioch City Marina
Port of Redwood City
Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito