Tall Ships in Humboldt Bay

4/17/2015 - 4/22/2015

Walk on Board - Go for an Adventure, Battle or Evening Sail on Humboldt Bay

The tall ships will be sharing their adventures this year.  One will sail into Eureka on or near April 11th while the other makes port in Ft Bragg.  Then they will join up here in Eureka on or near April the 16th. So plan on a Battle in the Bay on the 19th & 20th.  In the meantime you can take a dockside tour or an adventure sail in the bay.  Check here for their schedules.  
The Hawaiian Chieftain is an interpretation of a typical early 19th century coastal trading ship. She's a square topsail ketch built in 1988 for the charter trade and measures 65 feet on deck and 103 feet overall (sparred). Although not as authentic as the Lady, having a steel hull, she's authentically rigged and certainly looks her part. She is unique with the rig of an 18th century trading vessel and a modern twin keel, shallow draft hull. Drawing only 6 feet, she is highly maneuverable in shallow waters.
The brig Lady Washington embodies American maritime history of the late 1700s and early 1800s. She is a traditionally built replica that has appeared in several movies and television shows.

A $3 donation per person is appreciated for dockside tours. No reservation required. Adventure Sail admission is $39, Evening Sail $29, Battle Sail $60 adult $40 child. 

The two-hour family-oriented Adventure Sail features a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling. 
The three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships.
A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Ships will be docked at Halvorsen Park, Waterfront Drive, at the foot of L Street in Eureka.


Tall Ships
Hawaiian Chieftain on Humboldt Bay
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Adorni Center
L St & Waterfront Drive
Eureka , CA

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  • These tall ships are replicas of typical 18th century trading vessels.
  • Reservations are recommended for the cruises and please be at the dock 1/2 hour before the ship departs.
  • Call 1-800-200-5239 for updated schedule and tickets