The Sea Is Calling

You’ve always wanted to stand on the deck of a real tall ship. You’ve seen them in the movies. Your friends have told you about them. Your kids and grandkids want to go. Now’s your chance to make your dream come true!

Sail on the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain.


Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington are currently in:

Oxnard, California

A Surprise Visit for Hawaiian Chieftain

Chieftain's Community Comes Full Circle By Ryan "Otis" Downs The Hawaiian Chieftain visited Newport Beach last week. While there we participated in the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade and made friends with the folks at the Boy Scout Sea Base, who hosted us. And...

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Tall Ships Galore in Dana Point

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain to visit Ocean Institute January 5th through 15th The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be open to the public in at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point beginning January 5th, offering dockside tours, dockside...

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The Weight of History

By Captain Ryan “Otis” Downs S/V Hawaiian Chieftain The crew of the Hawaiian Chieftain has been in Sacramento, California for over 9 weeks. This is an important port for the ship, because we bring our excellent, hands-on education program to children far from salt...

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Each year we engage more than 9,000 students in our “Voyage of Explorers: Nations Connecting Through Trade” program on Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Our experiential program provides inquiry-based lessons on-board the ships as well as pre- post-visit activities available on the website. Voyage of Explorers curriculum meets common core state standards for grades 4-7 and can be tailored to the needs and interests of any age group, including adults.


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