Passages

Set a Course for Adventure

Into the great unknown

If you have an adventurous spirit and are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience, join us for a tall ship Passage. A Passage, also called a “transit,” is a one-way voyage from from port A to port B. A Passage can be as short as a one-day trip from Oakland to Sausalito in San Francisco Bay, or as long as Aberdeen, Wash., to Pier 40 on the San Francisco waterfront, which can take up to eight days.

You will get a real “behind the scenes” look at life aboard a modern tall ship — it will be you, the crew, the boat, and the ocean. And what an ocean! The Pacific Ocean and the inland waters we sail are full of interesting marine life, and they join at the horizon with a blue sky as far as the eye can see.

It’s important to note that Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain operate on a modified 21st century schedule and routine. We depart on time, and we do our best to arrive on time. Our ships travel under wind power when the wind is in our favor, but when it is not, we use the ships’ auxiliary diesel engines. You might encounter rain, fog, and occasionally rough seas, though we never travel when conditions are unsafe.

Ready to go? Download our Voyage Prep & Packing List to make sure you’ve got everything you’ll need for your passage. Then purchase your tickets to one of the adventures below.

Please note: We strongly recommend that passengers be in good physical condition when traveling overnight with us. We do not recommend Passages for individuals with serious medical conditions requiring specialized medication or assist devices, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. For more information, call us at 800-200-5239.



Dec
31
Wed
2014
Passage: San Pedro to Long Beach @ Ports o' Call Village
Dec 31 – Jan 1 all-day

Lady Washington only || Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers must board by 8 a.m. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 4 hours.

Jan
13
Tue
2015
Passage: Long Beach to Ventura @ Rainbow Harbor
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day

Lady Washington only || Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers must board by 8 a.m. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 12 hours.

Feb
5
Thu
2015
Passage: Ventura to Oxnard @ Ventura Harbor Village
Feb 5 – Feb 6 all-day

Lady Washington only || Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers must board by 8 a.m. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 3 hours.

Feb
17
Tue
2015
Passage: Oxnard to Oakland @ Channel Islands Harbor
Feb 17 – Feb 21 all-day

Lady Washington only || Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. Experienced travelers accustomed to limited facilities only; you will be assigned a watch and may be asked to assist with ship operations. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Meals and bunk (no bedding) are included. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. PASSENGERS MUST BOARD BY 7 P.M. THE EVENING **BEFORE** DEPARTURE. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 72 hours.

Mar
5
Thu
2015
Passage: Oakland to San Francisco @ Jack London Square
Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day

Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers must board by 8 a.m. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 3 hours.

Mar
12
Thu
2015
Passage: San Francisco to Sausalito @ Pier 40
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day

Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers must board by 8 a.m. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 3 hours.

Mar
31
Tue
2015
Passage: Sausalito to Redwood City @ Bay Model
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day

Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Meals are included for trips five hours or longer. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers must board by 8 a.m. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 8 hours.

May
13
Wed
2015
Passage: Coos Bay to Newport @ City Dock
May 13 – May 15 all-day

Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. Experienced travelers accustomed to limited facilities only; you will be assigned a watch and may be asked to assist with ship operations. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Meals and bunk (no bedding) are included. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. PASSENGERS MUST BOARD BY 7 P.M. THE EVENING **BEFORE** DEPARTURE. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 24 hours.

May
27
Wed
2015
Passage: Newport to Ilwaco
May 27 – May 30 all-day

Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. Experienced travelers accustomed to limited facilities only; you will be assigned a watch and may be asked to assist with ship operations. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Meals and bunk (no bedding) are included. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. PASSENGERS MUST BOARD BY 7 P.M. THE EVENING **BEFORE** DEPARTURE. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 48-72 hours.

Jun
2
Tue
2015
Passage: Ilwaco to Astoria
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers must board by 8 a.m. Departure time depends on wind and sea conditions. The ships cannot guarantee an arrival time. Info: 800-200-5239. Est. trip time: 3 hours.