The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Crescent City Harbor April 23-27 and offer educational programs and public excursions, including popular Battle Sails. The ships will tie up at Citizens Dock. Lady Washington is the official ship of Washington State. Hawaiian Chieftain is an interpretation of a typical coastal trader from the early 19th century. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:
4/24: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/24: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
4/25-26: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/25-26: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sails, $39-$75.
4/25: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
4/26: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
The three-hour Battle Sails feature real cannon firing real gunpowder and using close-quarters maneuvers similar to ships in an 18th century naval skirmish. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12 and under. Passengers in the two-hour, family-oriented Adventure Sail are invited to help the crew raise a sail, sing a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. The two-hour Evening Sail, value-priced at $45, offers programming similar to an Adventure Sail.
To purchase tickets, call 800-200-5239 or online. Early reservations are strongly recommended for all sails.
Walk-on tours are self-guided visits of the ships hosted by crew in period costume. Visitors are welcome to chat with the crews to learn about the ships’ voyages and programs. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. Advance reservations are not required.