Tall Ships in Humboldt Bay

4/22/2016 - 5/1/2016

Walk on Board - Go for an Adventure, Battle or Evening Sail on Humboldt Bay
Battle Sails feature a recreation of an 18th century naval skirmish with cannon fire (blanks) and close quarters maneuvers.  Adventure Sails and Evening Sails The Adventure Sail is a family-oriented experience that includes a chance to help the crew raise a sail, sing a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting.  Dockside Tours will give you a chance to explore a ship at the dock (donation requested).

Walk-on tours do not require a ticket. Visitors can board the vessels and visit with the crews to learn about programs and voyages. A $3 donation per person is appreciated for dockside tours. No reservation required.
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.
Built in 1989, the wooden-hulled Lady Washington is Washington State’s official tall ship, and she has appeared in several motion pictures and television shows, including the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Hawaiian Chieftain is built of steel, and it was launched in 1988. Both vessels are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard as passenger-carrying vessels.
4/22: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation p.p.
4/23-24: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation p.p
4/23-24: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
4/24: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
4/26-27: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation p.p
4/27: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $35.
BONUS: The tall ships are extending their stay until 5/1. Check their site for more details. 
Battle Sails are recreations of a typical 18th-century naval skirmish, complete with real cannon, real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Guests are encouraged to help raise a sail and verbally taunt their adversaries. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12/under.
Adventure Sails feature opportunities for guests to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, or take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets are $47 adults, $39 children 12/under.
Evening Sails are value-priced at $35 per ticket. The programming is similar to the weekend Adventure Sail, with the additional chance at enjoying a spectacular Pacific Ocean sunset.
Purchase all tickets online at www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239. A 15 percent discount is available for online purchases of four or more Battle Sail or Adventure Sail tickets. The discount is applied instantly at the time of purchase. The discount is not available for telephone orders or walk-up purchases at the ships.
Built in 1989, Lady Washington has appeared in several movies, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Hawaiian Chieftain, built of steel in 1988, accompanies Lady Washington on her voyages and specializes in hands-on education programs for young people.




Tall Ships

Hawaiian Chieftain on Humboldt Bay
Map This

1011 Waterfront Drive
L St & Waterfront Drive
Eureka , CA

print this page
send to a friend


  • 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