Ahoy mates, get ready for some swashbuckling fun at the Tall Ships & Ocean Festival that is scheduled to be held from
Friday, September 6, 2019, to Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at
This festival celebrates California’s rich maritime history and connection to the ocean. Ahoy mates, get ready for some swashbuckling fun! Sails ‘N Ales Party – Celebrate the 35th annual Festival featuring beer tastings various brewery. Breakfast With A Mermaid is a one-of-a-kind experience, kids can meet mermaid friends, make a fun mermaid craft, enjoy pancakes, and watch our mermaids swim underwater! Family fun for all mermaids at heart. Be sure to book your ticket in advance as this event sells out every year and there are limited spots available. Cannon Battles – Join the Spirit of Dana Point and the armada of ships as they set sail to engage in the Festival’s most exciting and captivating experience. Join the crew as they harness the power of the wind to manoeuvre and position themselves to gain the advantage. Festival Activities – From listening to gruff pirate songs about life on the high seas to learning how to tie a bowline, the festival has it all for boys and girls, kids of all ages. Around the grounds, the pirate encampments will have ongoing activities throughout the day for adults and kids alike. Ship Tours – Most of the visiting ships, as well as on the Brig Pilgrim, will have opportunities for kids to take a turn at the helm, talk to some ‘real’ sailors and watch interactive demonstrations. After the Naval Education Shows on board the Pilgrim, the crew will be staying on board for photo opportunities. Inside our Maritime Barn – Learn about the history of whaling with resident expert Bob Minty. Interactive displays, historical artefacts and more await! Mermaid Swim Encounters – Sheroes Entertainment invites you to join the Mermaid Lagoon! Meet and greet with our special mermaid guests and see her swim! Suitable for ages 3-12 years old; must be accompanied by an adult. Additional purchase required of $ 10 per person. Mermaid Story Time – How do mermaids communicate underwater? Find out at during this interactive storytime with Sheroes Entertainment’s Mermaids! Sailor’s Life Tour – Raise sail, move cargo, and more during this hands-on activity on our historical maritime wharf! Cap’n Jacks Pirate School – “School” is back in session- Captain Jack’s School for Lil’ Scallywags has some new lessons for all his pirates in training. Suitable for ages 5-12 years old. Additional purchase required of $ 10 per person. Seafarer’s Landing – Explore hands-on science and history throughout the day including candle making, gold panning, knot tying, and more! Tickets are $ 10 for Adults, $ 8 for Children and $ 30 for Family four-pack.