The brig Lady Washington, the official tall ship of the state of Washington, and her companion vessel, Hawaiian Chieftain, are stopping in Newport, Ore., May 14-26, 2015. The ships will arrive at the Port of Newport, 600 SE Bay Boulevard, Newport, and offer tours, excursions, and education programs for elementary school students. The ships will be open for visits on Memorial Day, May 25. Here’s the public schedule:
5/15: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
5/16-17: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
5/16-17: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sails, $39-$75.
5/16: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
5/17: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
5/19-22, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
5/20: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $35.
5/23-25: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
5/23: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
5/24: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
5/24-25: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sails, $39-$75.
Both vessels are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard as passenger-carrying vessels and crewed by professional sailors and trained volunteers. Walk-on tours are self-guided visits of the ships hosted by crew in period costume. A $3 donation per person is appreciated.
Battle Sails are three-hour excursions recreating the look and feel of an 18th century naval skirmish with real gunpowder, real cannon, but no cannon balls. 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 are $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. The value-priced Evening Sails offer programming similar to Adventure Sails. Evening Sail prices at $35 on May 20 and $45 on May 16 and May 23. Purchase tickets online or call 800-200-5239. Early reservations are strongly recommended.
Slots are still available for education programs designed for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. For more information, visit our Education Programs page, or call 800-200-5239.