Tall Ships in Humboldt Bay

4/22/2016 - 4/27/2016

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.


Tall Ships

Hawaiian Chieftain on Humboldt Bay
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1011 Waterfront Drive
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