Lady Washington, Washington state’s official tall ship, is at Carillon Point Marina in Kirkland through September 6 offering walk-on tours, public sailing excursions, and educational programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. The ship will be joined by the Hawaiian Chieftain, which accompanies Lady Washington on her voyages on September 4. Here’s the public schedule for the ships:
9/4: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation.
9/4: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
9/5-7: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation.
9/5-7: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Battle Sail, $39-$75.
9/5: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Evening Sail, $45.
9/6: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.
A Battle Sail is a three-hour excursion featuring cannon fire between two tall ships recreating the look and feel of an 18th century naval skirmish. The ships fire real cannon with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Guests aboard each ship are invited to verbally taunt their adversaries. Tickets are $75 adults, $67 students/seniors/active military, $39 children 12 and under. Adventure Sails and Evening Sails, are two-hour family-oriented excursions with opportunities for guests to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Adventure Sail tickets are $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. Tickets for the Evening Sails are $45 all ages.
Early reservations for all excursions are strongly recommended. Purchase online or call 800-200-5239 during business hours.