You can charter Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain, or both for private events. We offer fully customizable charter options.

Group outings
Corporate cruises and team-building
Film and television
Living history cruises
Fundraising events

We’ll coordinate with your event planner, wedding planner, caterer, or musicians to make your charter a memorable experience. Our charter services range from providing a dockside venue for your event to a full-scale mock sea battle, complete with cannon fire (blanks, of course). We also have suggestions for world-class sea-shanty and folk musicians to give your event a historical flair.

Because our boats are constantly traveling, we recommend planning your event as far in advance as possible. To see our upcoming ports of call, visit our public sail schedule. If you would like to use the galley or on-board refrigeration, please let us know in advance. Facilities are limited.

Lady Washington accommodates up to 45 passengers under sail, eight for an overnight passage. Hawaiian Chieftain accommodates up to 43 passengers under sail, six for overnight passages. The vessel passenger capacity includes children and babes-in-arms. More guests can be accommodated when the ships are dockside.

Ask us about our cannon salutes!


Dockside Charter

Vessel remains at the dock
$450 per-boat, per-hour
Three-hour minimum.

Adventure Charter

A beautiful sailing excursion
$750 per-boat, per hour
Three-hour minimum

Battle Charter

An exciting sail with cannon fire
$900 per-boat, per hour
Three-hour minimum

Note: You may reserve already scheduled Battle and Adventure sails as private charters. Also, you may be able to arrange two-hour charters in some ports without paying the three-hour minimum fee.* For details, call us at 800-200-5239.

*Two-hour rates are not available in the following ports: Oakland, CA; Redwood City, CA; Half Moon Bay, CA; San Pedro, CA; Bodega Bay, CA; Chula Vista, CA; Morro Bay, CA; Olympia, WA; Blaine, WA. Charters for film and television productions are not eligible for a two-hour rate.


Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are unique, fully functional, and visually appealing properties available for film and video projects as historical sets, platforms for training videos, advertising campaigns, documentary productions, short films, and productions that launch new products. Availability is dependent on ship location and schedules.

As well as our vessels, we can provide historically accurate small boats and use of a small, inflatable power boat. We have a number of props available, including long rifles, pistols, and other equipment. And we can fire our cannons, if requested. Fees may apply to each item.

Lady Washington and sets constructed by the Historical Seaport have appeared in numerous motion picture and television productions.

Before shooting, the Historical Seaport will request script pages or a shot list which include our vessels. As an educational non-profit, GHHSA reserves the right to decline participation in projects we determine are objectionable.

For more detailed information, fill out our online charter intake form below or call us at 800-200-5239.

In the video below, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis used Lady Washington as a set for its hit video, Can’t Hold Us.

Credits include:

  • Assassin’s Creed 4 Rock Anthem
    Smosh / Alloy Digital, 2013
  • Can’t Hold Us
    Macklemore / Ryan Lewis Productions, 2013
  • Once Upon A Time: “The Crocodile”
    Season 2 Episode 4, ABC-TV, 2012
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
    Walt Disney Pictures, 2007
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
    Walt Disney Pictures, 2006
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Walt Disney Pictures, 2003
  • Star Trek: Generations
    Paramount Pictures, 1994
  • The West
  • Blackbeard
    Stonewerks Productions
  • The Real Story: Pirates of the Caribbean
    Blink Films for the Smithsonian Channel, 2011

Using the form below, please tell us about your charter needs, especially preferred dates, preferred ports, and the activities you plan.

Charter Contact Form

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