Antioch tall ships

Photo courtesy of Rick Horn

The Lady Washington will dock in Antioch this spring. Voyagers can schedule trips to sail on this historic vessel for anything from field trips to company team building events.

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked at Port of Antioch (Foot of L Street, Antioch), from March 27 to April 1.

On weekdays, schools can reserve a trip aboard the tall ships for the historical seaport's one-of-a-kind maritime heritage field trip, Voyage of Explorers. On weekends, the tall ship tickets are open to the general public for such events as Adventure Sails, Evening Sails and Battle Sails. For the seasickness-prone but curious, stationary dockside Vessel Tours are available Tuesday through Sunday for a $5 suggested donation. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain can also be chartered for private events including weddings and workplace team builders.

"Our programs are as much about the future as they are about the past. Your place in history is between the two – it is now," said Senior Captain Michael Kellick.

Launched in 1989, Lady Washington is a replica of the first U.S. flagged vessel to make landfall on the West Coast. She has appeared in several motion pictures and TV shows, including “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Star Trek: Generations,” and ABC's “Once Upon A Time.”

The steel hulled Hawaiian Chieftain was launched in 1988 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Together these boats 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. But Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain also create moments to examine our contemporary world.

"Our purpose is never to just go from one port to another but rather to go from where we are to where we need to be and become better people in the process,” Kellick said in regard to the role the tall ships play in the communities they touch. “We will arrive together."

To view ticket prices and sailing schedules, visit https://goo.gl/GpU8yw.

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