An interpretation of a typical early-19th-century South Seas trading vessel, Hawaiian Chieftain sails to more than 50 ports annually, offering living history education programs to K-12 students and the general public. No reservations are required for the walk-on tours, but a $3 donation is requested.
The Hawaiian Chieftain will depart Sacramento and arrive at the Antioch City Marina on Saturday, Dec. 10. Walk-on tours will be conducted Dec. 11-14 from 4 to 5 p.m. The Dec. 15-16 walk-on tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and an Adventure Sail from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission to the Adventure Sail is $39 for all ages. Walk-on tours on Dec. 18 will be conducted from 4 to 5 p.m. On Dec. 19, the Hawaiian Chieftain departs Antioch for San Pedro.
The Adventure Sail is a three-hour, family-oriented experience that gives guests a chance to learn a sea shanty, hear maritime stories, help raise a sail and take the wheel of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. The $39 admission may be purchased online at www.historicalseaport.org or by phone at 800-200-5239. Early reservations are strongly recommended.
Hawaiian Chieftain has a few spots left for one-hour or three-hour educational programs for K-12 schools, home schools and service groups. Title I public schools – those with 40 percent or more students receiving free or reduced-price lunch – are eligible for scholarships that significantly reduce the cost of the programs. For more information or to schedule a program, call the education programs manager at 800-200-5239.
The steel-hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was built in Hawaii in 1988, and sailed for several years out of Sausalito before it was purchased by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority in 2004. The 103-foot, 9-inch vessel’s main mast rises 75 feet from the water. Hawaiian Chieftain is also available for private charter, including weddings, corporate events and motion picture productions.