ILWACO — The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will call on the Port of Ilwaco June 2-6 and offer excursions and tours to the general public.
Ilwaco is the final stop on the ships’ 2015-2016 academic year tour of California, Oregon and Washington coastal ports. Lady Washington visited Ilwaco last July, but has in other recent years avoided the port due to issues with water depth.
The wooden-hulled, engine-powered Lady Washington appeared in several movies and TV shows, including “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” and “Star Trek: Generations.” The steel-hulled Hawaiian Chieftain specializes in hands-on educational programs for young people.
New for the Ilwaco visit is a 15 percent discount for online purchases of four or more Battle Sail or Adventure Sail tickets. For example, guests can save $45 on the purchase of four adult Battle Sail tickets.
Here’s the ships’ schedule.
June 3: Walk-on tours, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., $3 donation per person.
June 3: Evening Sail, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $45.
June 4 and 5: Walk-on tours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $3 donation per person.
June 4: Adventure Sail, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., $39-$47.
June 5: Battle Sail, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., $39-$75.
Three-hour Battle Sails are recreations of a typical 18th-century naval skirmish, complete with real cannon, real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12/under. Adventure Sails, also three hours in length, feature opportunities for guests to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, or take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets are $47 adults, $39 children 12/under. Two-hour Evening Sails are similar to Adventure Sails, but priced at $45 all ages.
The 15 percent discount option is available for online purchases only at the Historical Seaport website, www.historicalseaport.org. The discount is not available for phone or walk-up orders. To order tickets by phone, call 800-200-5239.
Both ships are scheduled to arrive at their home port of Aberdeen on June 8.