Set sail on any one of the historic tall ships and watch the sun dip below the horizon as we kick off the 34th annual Festival. In celebration of California’s rich maritime history, the Ocean Institute annually hosts a fleet of historic tall ships that sail into Dana Point Harbor. History comes alive, as crews from each ship, along with historical re-enactors, engage the public in cannon battles, pirate adventures, mermaid encounters, ship tours, and much more. Kids can enjoy Mermaid Breakfast from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on Saturday and Sunday, special mermaid friends will deliver a one-of-a-kind breakfast experience. Kids can meet and greet mermaid friends, make a fun mermaid craft, enjoy pancakes, and watch mermaids swim underwater. Around the grounds the pirate encampments they will have ongoing activities throughout the day for adults and kids alike. Families can enjoy Ship Tours, take a sneak peek Inside our Maritime Barn, check out our interactive ocean exhibits throughout the day, Mermaid Swim Encounters ($5), Mermaid Talks, Squid Dissections, Sailor’s Life Tour, Cap’n Jacks Pirate School ($5), Pirate Camp, Peddler’s Village, Reenactor’s Village, Live Music presented by Los Rios Rock School. There will be Craft beer tasting from six (6) different California breweries. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Children and $30 for Family four-pack.
When: from Friday, September 7, 2018 to Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Contact: (949) 496-2274