Bellingham (Squalicum Harbor Marina) July 19 to August 3, 2016
Mid-week, discounted Battle Sails are a new addition to a planned two-week visit next month by Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain to Squalicum Harbor Marina in Bellingham. Both ships will sail into Bellingham Bay July 19 and stay through August 3, offering cannon battles, adventure excursions, and walk-on tours. Lady Washington is the official ship of the state of Washington. The vessel and her companion Hawaiian Chieftain are US Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessels on a regular tour of western Washington ports.
The discounted weekday Battle Sails are scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 20, July 27, and August 3. The excursions feature two ships re-creating a typical 18th century naval skirmish with real cannon, real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Guests are encouraged to verbally taunt their adversaries. Tickets are $65 adults, $57 students/seniors/active military, $29 children 12/under. The prices are $10 off the weekend price for each level.
Cannon battles are also scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays during the visit. Weekend prices are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12/under.
The ships are also offering a 15 percent discount on purchases of four or more tickets online for the Battle Sails and the single-boat, three-hour Adventure Sails aboard Lady Washington or Hawaiian Chieftain. The 15 percent discount is not available for phone or walk-up orders.
Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have also scheduled two-hour Evening Sails 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Tickets are $35 all ages on Wednesday and Thursday, $45 all ages Friday and Saturday.
A full sailing schedule and a schedule for walk-on tours is available on the Public Sail Schedule. Purchase tickets online or call 800-200-5239 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.