Eureka (Bonnie Gool Dock), April 21-May 1, 2016
UPDATED: Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have extended their stay in Eureka to Sunday, May 1. Tickets for additional excursions are on sale now. || Two tall ships that make annual visits to Eureka are expected to pull into Bonnie Gool Dock on April 21 and stay through April 27. The brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington State, and Hawaiian Chieftain typically spend a week in Humboldt Bay offering public tours, excursions, and education programs to local K-12 students. New this year is a 15 percent discount for online purchases of four or more Battle Sail or Adventure Sail tickets. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:
4/22: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/23-24: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
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.
4/26-29: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/27: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $35.
4/29: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
4/30-5/1: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation.
4/30-5/1: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
5/1: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
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 on Wednesday, $45 per ticket on Friday. The programming is similar to the weekend Adventure Sail, with the additional chance at enjoying a spectacular Pacific Ocean sunset.
Purchase all tickets on our website 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.