The tall ships are coming! The tall ships are coming!
The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have scheduled their annual visit to the Port of Redwood City beginning Thursday and running through March 19.
The ships will be available for public tours, sailing excursions, and educational programs for K-12 students and service groups.
Here's the ships' public schedule:
Friday, March 8: Walk-on tours, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Walk-on tours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Battle Sails, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., $40-$60.
Sunday: Adventure Sail (Lady Washington only), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $39 all ages.
March 12-15: Walk-on tours, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March 16-17: Walk-on tours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 16: Battle Sail, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., $40-$60.
Walk-on tours are a chance to explore the vessels at the dock and speak with the crews. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. A reservation is not required.
Three-hour Battle Sails are recreations of a typical 18th-century style naval skirmish close quarters maneuvers using the same commands and tactics of American warships of the Revolutionary War.
Tickets are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, and $40 children 12 and under. Purchases of eight or more tickets earn a 15 percent discount on the price per ticket.
The Adventure Sail is a two-hour, family-oriented, educational excursion offering an opportunity for guests to help raise a sail, sing a sea shanty, hear maritime stories, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting.
Tickets for the Adventure Sail are $39 for all ages. Purchase tickets for all sailings online or call 800-200-5239.
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