Tall Ship Cannon Battles Scheduled in Bodega Bay

Both-boats-parallel-e1355691228803-281x300The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Bodega Bay April 13-18, 2016 and offer walk-on tours, educational programs, and cannon battles from Spud Point Marina, 1818 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay. The ships are currently on a seven-month tour of California ports. Both ships are U.S. Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessels. Here’s their public schedule in Bodega Bay.

4/13: Arrive late afternoon / early evening
4/14-15: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation
4/16-17: 9 a.m. to noon, Battle Sail, $39-$75
4/16-17: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 donation
4/18: Ships closed to the public

Three-hour Battle Sails are recreations of a typical 18th-century naval skirmish between two tall ships. The vessels fire a real cannon with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Guests are encouraged to verbally taunt their adversaries and assist with ship operations, such as raising a sail. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12/under. Purchase tickets online or by calling 800-200-5239.

A 15 percent discount is available for online purchases of four or more Battle Sail tickets. The discount is applied instantly at the time of purchase. The discount is not available for telephone orders or walk-up purchases at the ships. A telephone order fee may apply.