Port of Ilwaco

Port of Ilwaco

165 Howerton Avenue

Ilwaco, WA 98624

September 25 – October 2

Hawaiian Chieftain, a packet-style sailing ship built in Lāhainā, Maui, will visit Ilwaco on September 25 to October 2, 2018 and offer vessel tours at the dock, Evening Sails, and Adventure Sails. Vessel tours open the ships to the public for a suggested donation of $5 per person. Come check out the ship and meet her crew!

Sailing guests will embark on a two-hour tall ship sailing experience. Adventure Sails and Evening Sails feature sailing as it was done for hundreds of years. Join in a sea shanty, enjoy breathtaking views, and meet the modern day crew that travels the west coast.

A ticket is required for all passengers, including babies. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are not provided, but you are welcome to bring your own (no glass please). Accessibility is addressed on a case-by-case basis, so please talk to us ahead of time to be sure we can accommodate your needs.


September 25 (Tuesday)
Hawaiian Chieftain Arrives

September 26 (Wednesday)
Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)
Evening Sail: 6:00 – 8:00 ($42-49)

September 27 (Thursday)
Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00 ($5 donation)

September 28 (Friday)
Vessel Tours: 4:00 – 5:00($5 donation)
Evening Sail: 6:00 – 8:00 ($42-49)

September 29 (Saturday)
Vessel Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 ($5 donation)
History Sail: After Lewis and Clark”: 2:00 – 4:00 ($55)
Join ranger and historian Steve Wood from Cape Disappointment State Park for a special history sail! Guests will set sail and learn the history of local exploration, fur trading, and the incredible story of the half-Chinook interpreter George Ramsay –lone survivor of Astor’s disastrous Tonquin expedition.

September 30 (Sunday)
Vessel Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 2:00 – 4:00 ($42-49)

October 1 (Monday)

October 2 (Tuesday)
Passage: Ilwaco to Astoria (est 4 hrs) $99

Come moonlight as a tall ship sailor on a Passage! Passages offer a one-way trip from one port to another, where you can experience life at sea, and even stand watch. Your experience will vary depending on weather, coastal conditions, and time of year. Sunny cruising or pouring rain and big waves are equally possible, so only travelers accustomed to “roughing it” should participate. Meals and bunk are included; guests must bring their own bedding or sleeping bag. Age restrictions apply. Exact departure and arrival times vary and are not guaranteed. Please contact our office before booking for more information about your preferred Passage – 360-532-8611.