Posted Dec 21, 2017 | By Visit Oxnard

2018 Tall Ships in Oxnard CA

The Tall Ships Sail into Oxnard on February 6, 2018

The Channel Islands Harbor is excited to welcome back the tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington starting February 6th! Climb aboard the authentic replicas and catch a glimpse of what life was like for sailors during the 1700s and 1800s. During their eight days stay, join the crew for dockside tours or adventure sails for a real first-hand experience of life at sea. Arriving February 6th, the ships will be at the docks through February 13th. After their visit to Oxnard the Tall Ships will be continuing their voyage to Ventura.

Explore and Learn

Have an adventure while learning about the history of trade vessels in dock side tours and adventure sails on the ocean. Join in un for all ages and are sure to excite and amaze you while exploring the rich history of sea goers from long ago. For school events there are special K-12 educational sails available where students will participate in a genuine "battle" on the seas, complete with re-enactments and blank cannon fire!

A Ship's History

Refit in 1787, The Lady Washington is the first America vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America, Honolulu, Hong Kong and Japan. The modern Lady Washington was built traditionally as a replica of the revolutionary vessel and has appeared in several films and television shows including Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Trek. She travels with her companion vessel The Hawaiian Chieftain. The Hawaiian Chieftain is an authentic replica of an 18th century square-rigged ship built in 1988. It sails similar routes as the trade ships from hundreds of years ago have, spending time in Tahiti, the South pacific and San Francisco. The ship is now a teaching vessel sailing up and down the coast as a "living" example of how goods were shipped more than 200 years ago.

Tall Ships Sailing Schedule and Costs

A $5 donation is requested for the vessel tours, adventure sail tickets are between $42-$45 and battle sail tickets range from $42-$79. For more information or to reserve a spot on a sail call 1-800-200-5239 or visit to purchase tickets.

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