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Lady Washington in Ventura Harbor


Lady Washington tall shipThe tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are now docked at the Ventura Harbor. Walking tours and 3-hour sailings are available. There are also a variety of ship activates scheduled.

The Lady Washington, famous for her appearance in Pirate’s of the Caribbean-The Curse of the Black Pearl, is a full-scale reproduction of the original ship built in the British Colony of Massachusetts in the 1750’s. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain travel down the West Coast stopping in ports and harbors for historical and educational visits. These ships host over 15,000 school children a year.

Dockside tours are available for the Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends and 4 to 5 p.m. weekdays. The suggested donations are $3 per person. The ships also offer three-hour adventure sails, tickets start at $35.

Three-hour battle sails are also available, with the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain exchanging loud but harmless gunfire. Those sails will be offered at 2 p.m. on January 15 and 16.

To purchase tickets call (800) 200-5239 or go to www.historicalseaport.org for further information.

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