Tall Ships Return to Antioch This Week

Press Release

0

Antioch, CA – History will come alive in Antioch this October as the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return to the city. The tall ships, part of the Aberdeen-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, sail the waters of the Pacific each year offering educational programs, free deck tours, and sailing excursions.

From Oct 17th – 31st, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked at Antioch City Marina (5 Marina Plaza). One weekdays the tall ships are available to schools by reservation for their one-of-a-kind maritime field trip Voyage of Explorers. On weekends the general public can take part in Adventure Sails, Evening Sails, and Battle Sails.

For the seasickness-prone but curious, stationary dockside Vessel Tours are available Tuesday – Sunday for a $5 suggested donation. The boats can also be  Chartered for private events including weddings and workplace team builders.

Launched in 1989 in Aberdeen, WA, Lady Washington is the official ambassador of the state of Washington and a replica of the original vessel of the same name, which was the first American ship to make landfall on the West Coast. The steel hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in 1988 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Together they are among the most active tall ships in America, visiting approximately 40 ports each year. The tall ships offer a glimpse into our historic past, introducing people of all ages to the sights and sounds of 18th and 19th century maritime life.

ANTIOCH SCHEDULE

October 16 (Tuesday)

  • Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Arrive

October 17 (Wednesday)

  • CLOSED

October 18 (Thursday)

  • CLOSED

October 19 (Friday)

  • Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)
  • Evening Sail: 6:00 – 8:00 ($42-49)

October 20 (Saturday)

  • Vessel Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 ($5 donation)
  • Battle Sail: 2:00 – 5:00 ($42-79)

October 21 (Sunday)

  • Vessel Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 ($5 donation)
  • Battle Sail: 2:00 – 5:00 ($42-79)

October 22 (Monday)

  • CLOSED

October 23 (Tuesday)

  • Lady Washington Passage: Antioch to Half Moon Bay (est. 2 days) ($260)
  • Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation) [Hawaiian Chieftain]

October 24 (Wednesday)

  • Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)

October 25 (Thursday)

  • Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)

October 26 (Friday)

  • Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)

October 27 (Saturday)

  • Vessel Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 ($5 donation)
  • Adventure Sail: 2:00 – 4:00 ($42-49)

October 28 (Sunday)

  • Vessel Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 ($5 donation)
  • Adventure Sail: 2:00 – 4:00 ($42-49)

October 29 (Monday)

  • CLOSED

October 30 (Tuesday)

  • Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)

October 31 (Wednesday)

  • Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)

November 1 (Thursday)

  • Hawaiian Chieftain departs for Sacramento

 

 

Tickets available for purchase here:

https://www.historicalseaport.org/public-tours-sails/sailing-schedule/antioch-california/


SHARE