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.



August – November 2014

Aug
25
Mon
2014
Passage: Bremerton to Kirkland @ Bremerton Marina
Aug 25 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: 12 hours.

Sep
2
Tue
2014
Passage: Kirkland to Aberdeen @ Carillon Point Marina
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day

Hawaiian Chieftain 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

Sep
8
Mon
2014
Passage: Aberdeen to Oakland @ Seaport Landing
Sep 8 – Sep 12 all-day

Hawaiian Chieftain 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: 5 days.

Sep
15
Mon
2014
Passage: Oakland to Antioch @ Jack London Square
Sep 15 all-day

Hawaiian Chieftain 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. 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.

Sep
22
Mon
2014
Passage: Antioch to Sacramento @ Antioch City Marina
Sep 22 all-day

Hawaiian Chieftain 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. 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.

Sep
26
Fri
2014
Passage: Aberdeen to Westport @ Seaport Landing
Sep 26 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.

Sep
29
Mon
2014
Passage: Westport to Aberdeen @ Westport Marina
Sep 29 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.

Oct
3
Fri
2014
Passage: Aberdeen to Oakland @ Seaport Landing
Oct 3 – Oct 10 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: 5-8 days

Oct
20
Mon
2014
Passage: Oakland to San Francisco @ Jack London Square
Oct 20 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.

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Passage: San Francisco to Half Moon Bay @ Pier 40
Nov 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. 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: 12 hours.