Carillon Point

Tall Ships Battle It Out at Carillon Point

The tradition continues! This Labor Day, plan your visit to Carillon Point and unleash your “inner pirate”! Our favorite historic tall ships make their way from Bremerton to dock in Kirkland, WA from September 1st through September 8th, 2015.


The 112-foot brig Lady Washington, Washington state’s official tall ship, will visit Carillon Point Marina in Kirkland September 1-8 and offer walk-on tours, public sailing excursions, and educational programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. The ship will be joined by the 103-foot topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, which accompanies Lady Washington on her voyages. Here’s the public schedule for the ships:

9/2: 10 a.m. to noon, walk-on tours, (Hawaiian Chieftain only), $3 per person donation requested.
9/4: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.
9/4: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), $45.
9/5-7: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.
9/5-7: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
9/5: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail (Lady Washington only), $45.
9/6: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail (Hawaiian Chieftain only), $39-$47.

A Battle Sail is a three-hour excursion featuring cannon fire between two tall ships recreating the look and feel of an 18th century naval skirmish. The ships fire real cannon with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Guests aboard each ship are invited to verbally taunt their adversaries. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12 and under. Adventure Sails and Evening Sails, are two-hour family-oriented excursions with opportunities for guests to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Adventure Sail tickets are $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. Tickets for the Evening Sails are $45 all ages.

Early reservations for all excursions are strongly recommended. Visit www.historicalseaport.org to purchase online or call 800-200-5239 during business hours.

Launched in 1989 to celebrate Washington’s 100th birthday, Lady Washington is a wooden-hulled replica of one of the first U.S. flagged vessels to visit the west coast of North America. Lady Washington has appeared in several television shows and motion pictures, including the 1994 Star Trek: Generations and the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Built of steel in 1989, Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in Hawaii and purchased by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority in 2005.