Tall Ships Ventura Harbor 2018Map it!
Grand Arrival of the ships scheduled for noon on February 13, 2018!
Tall Ships, Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, commence their annual voyage along the California coast and sail into Ventura Harbor on Wednesday, February 13, 2018 and remain through Monday, March 5, 2018. The historical vessels will dock in scenic Ventura Harbor Village.
Catch the mystical sight of the Tall Ships during the Grand Arrival in the afternoon on Wednesday, February 13, 2018 where members of the crew “man the yards” by standing upon the masts. A photographer’s delight, the ships depart for Battle and Adventure Sails weekly.. The best viewing locations are at Harbor Cove Beach, Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, Rhumb Line- The Sunset Restaurant, and Ventura Harbor Village.
Open to the public from February 13, the Tall Ship Dockside Tours offer a living history experience. Dockside tours focus on an authentic 18th-century sailor’s view of traveling by tall ship, as well as a chance to meet the ship’s crew and learn what it took to adventure to new lands. Take a Dockside Tour and dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of the Ventura Harbor Village’s seaside restaurants overlooking the Tall Ships and the boats.
Tours of the tall ships are available Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Mondays) and always available to be viewed dockside while enjoying Ventura Harbor Village during the ships time docked in the harbor. Tuesdays through Sundays the tall ships are open for tours from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Saturdays tours are open from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and tours on Sundays are open 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Sweethearts Valentine’s Day Sail
Sweethearts Valentine’s Day Sail (21+) – Lady Washington || 21+ Join our two-hour, couples-oriented sweethearts sail to experience tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime amusement. It will be a day to remember! A ticket is required for all passengers and all passengers must be 21 and over. Cost: $55 per person ($5 discount per ticket if you book as a couple) Boat: Sailing on the Lady Washington Date: Valentines February 14th at 4pm ORDER HERE
Looking for more adventure? Join our two-hour, family-oriented Adventure Sail to experience tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime amusement. It will be a day to remember! A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Children $42 | Adults $49 Boat: Sailing on the Lady Washington Dates: Sunday’s February 18 – March 4
- Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:00AM ORDER HERE
- Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:00AM ORDER HERE
- Sun Mar 4, 2018 11:00AM ORDER HERE
Our popular three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Experience both of our tall ships in action as they via against each other in the mock battle of the day! A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Children $42 | Student/Senior/Military $69 | Adults $79 Boats: Lady Washington / Hawaiian Chieftain (Vessel choice is first come, first served) Dates: Every Saturday & Sunday from February 17 – March 4th
- Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:00PM ORDER HERE
- Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:00PM ORDER HERE
- Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:00PM ORDER HERE
- Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:00PM ORDER HERE
- Sat Mar 3, 2018 2:00PM ORDER HERE
- Sun Mar 4, 2018 2:00PM ORDER HERE
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport recommends a $3 donation for Dockside Tours; additional donation amounts support educational programs. For Battle and Adventure Sail ticket reservations call 800-200-5239 or visit www.HistoricalSeaport.org. Tickets are on sale now.
Warm yourself seaside with handcrafted chowders, soups and colorful cocktails at waterfront restaurants featuring a variety of fresh seafood and cuisines. Shop seaside at boutiques or galleries featuring art pieces that reflect the sea and the Tall Ships. For a listing of restaurants, shops and entertainment, visit VenturaHarborVillage.com.
Hawaiian Chieftain was built in Hawaii in 1988 and originally designed for cargo trade among the Hawaiian Islands. Launched in 1989, Lady Washington is a full-scale reproduction of the original Lady Washington, which was built in 1750s and was one of the first U.S. – flagged ships to explore the west coast of North America.
The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington travel down the West Coast stopping in ports and harbors for historical and educational visits. These ships host over 8,000 school children a year. Educators should contact the Historical Seaport education office, 360-589-2299 to make arrangements for dockside or on the water programming while here in Ventura Harbor.
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