The tall ships have departed the Pacific Northwest for the season, and Lady Washington is sailing straight into one of her most exciting programs of the year: the annual Fleet Week celebrations in the San Francisco Bay!

The featured attraction of Fleet Week is the dazzling aerial performances by the Blue Angels, America’s most celebrated pilots. Guests aboard Lady Washington will have the best view of the Blue Angel’s fly over in the entire Bay Area, as the Navy pilots perform their maneuvers above the tall ship with the backdrop of the San Francisco and Oakland skylines.

Historical Seaport is also thrilled to welcome back retired Navy pilots Craig Thomas, Bill Nelson, and Allan Cartwright to narrate the Blue Angel’s performances. Their knowledge and experience in the cockpit makes for insightful commentary on the skills required to perform these amazing feats.

In addition to the sights and sounds of the Blue Angels, Lady Washington’s guests will also enjoy live musical performances by local jazz musicians, and of course, the thrills of tall ship sailing you can always expect aboard a Historical Seaport sail!

Tickets are available for afternoon sails during the three days of the event: Friday Oct. 6, Saturday Oct. 7, and Sun. Oct. 8. All sailing times are from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Lunch will also be provided for all guests!

Click here to purchase your tickets for the Blue Angels fly over sails!


Lady Washington departs from Jack London Square in Oakland, where she will be offering daily public sails, tours, and educational programs between Oct. 6 – Oct. 15. If you can’t make it to Fleet Week and the Blue Angels fly over sails, be sure to check out our other programs during our stay in the Bay this fall!

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is always looking for unique programming opportunities which that promote history and adventure on the water. Do you work for a company that wants to partner on an event with the tall ships? Email Zachary Stocks at to discuss what you have in mind.