Tall Ships Return to Carillon Point in Kirkland, Washington this Labor Day
Begins on: From 08/25/2014 to 09/02/2014
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 August 25th through September 2nd, 2014.
One ship, the Lady Washington, is better known as the HMS Interceptor from the Disney movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” In the film, Capt. Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, steals the Interceptor with the help of Will Turner, played by Orlando Bloom. The other ship on display, the Hawaiian Chieftain, is a replica of a centuries-old merchant vessel.
Over Labor Day Weekend, the ships will offer dockside tours and a variety of sailings on Lake Washington during their stay in Kirkland. Crew will be on hand in period costume to answer questions, tell stories, and provide insight about life onboard the ship. Enjoy a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling! These unique sailing excursions offer an amazing opportunity to experience an exciting piece of history and witness amazing views of Lake Washington.
Tours will depart from Carillon Point guest dock. Choose from a Battle Sail, Evening Sail, or Adventure Sail featured on the sailing schedule. Each sailing you’ll learn fun facts about these unique historical ships!
The popular three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Passengers are invited to raise the sails, verbally taunt their opponents, and sing the chorus on a sea shanty.
Pricing: $63 adults; $53 students with ID, seniors (62+), active military; $43 children 12 and under.
The romantic two-hour Evening Sail features a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.
Pricing: $33 Tuesday - Thursday; $43 Friday and Saturday
The family-oriented Adventure Sail features a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling. Adventure Sails are two hours in length.
Pricing: $43 all ages.
Tickets must be purchased directly through Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority. A ticket is required for all passengers (including infants) and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend all passengers review the Guide to Sailing (PDF) provided by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority to help prepare you for your adventure.
Public tours of these historical pirate vessels will also be given while the ships are docked at Carillon Point. Those not wanting to sail are invited to come aboard and get an exciting educational tour that is fit for the whole family; crew in period dress will be on-hand to share the history of each vessel.
Reservations are not necessary for the public docked tours; simply arrive at Carillon Point in Kirkland during the designated times. A $3 donation per person is appreciated. Learn More
8/26 – 8/29 from 12pm-5pm (Tuesday through Friday)
8/30- 9/1 from 10am-1pm (Saturday through Monday)