The 33rd Annual Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point kicks off Friday September 8 2017 with the Sunset Parade.
The Dana Point Tall Ships Festival offers various pay ways to enjoy the Tall Ships Sunset Parade.
You can sail on a Historic Tall Ship or sail on The Escort Cruise.
You can also go to The Tall Ships Festival Kick Off Party!
Historic Tall Ships Sunset Parade Adventure
You can join the armada as you cast off for adventure aboard a historic tall ship during the annual tall ships parade at sunset.
Work with the crew hauling up sail or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular demonstration of skill, knowledge and survival!
The Escort Cruise provides guests with a shorter “at sea experience” while allowing them to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of blasting cannons, towering rigging, bustling decks, and the magnificence of canvas full of wind.
The captain carefully maneuvers around the tall ships, providing guests with picturesque views.
Ages 15 and over: $50.00
Ages 4 to 14: $40.00
3:00pm-4:00pm: Check In Time
4:00 pm: Boarding Time
4:30pm to 7:30pm: Sail Time
Escort Cruise Boarding Time: 4:30 p.m.
Escort Cruise Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the start of 33rd Annual Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival Sails ‘n Ales Party!
Your ticket includes:
Access to Ocean Institute educational labs
Food trucks are available; food is an additional purchase
Tastings from: Sierra Nevada, Bottle Logic Brewing, Mother Earth Brew Company, Lost Winds, Laguna Beach Beer Company and Bivouac Ciderworks.
General Admission Pre-Sale: $30.00
4-Pack Pre-Sale General Admission: $100.00
Kids Ticket (18 & younger)/Designated Driver: $20.00
At the door: $40.00
Dana Point Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival 2017 Schedule of Events
Dana Point Tallship Festival Sustainability Transportation Solutions
Parking Information and Directions to Tall Ship Festival
The Dana Point Ocean Institute is located in Dana Point Harbor at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive.
There will be no onsite parking at the Ocean Institute during the Festival.
Parking is not allowed on Dana Point Harbor Drive during the Festival. You will be towed if you park there.
There is limited free timed parking in lots in Dana Point Harbor.
Official shuttle hours are from 8:30am-8:30pm from all Lots
Please allow ample time to get from the offsite parking lots to the Ocean Institute festival site.
Shuttles will run continuously during Festival hours every 30 Minutes
Strands Beach Parking Lot is located at 34199 Selva Road Dana Point
If traveling on the I-5 South: exit on Pacific Coast Highway.
If traveling on the I-5 North: exit at Beach Cities.
From either offramp, go past Dana Point Harbor Drive approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Selva Road.
Lot will be on the right.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern Street Dana Point
If traveling on the 5 south: Exit on Pacific Coast Highway.
If traveling on the 5 north: Exit at Beach Cities.
From either offramp go past Dana Point Harbor Drive for approximately 1.5 miles, until the signal light at Golden Lantern.
Turn Right on Golden Lantern and travel about one mile until Acapulco Dr.
At Acapulco Drive make a u-turn, and proceed to the Dana Hills parking lot on the right.
MetroLink to Tall Ships Festival
Take the Metrolink Orange County Line or Inland Empire Orange County Line to the San Juan Capistrano Metrolink Station where you can show your valid Metrolink ticket to board a free shuttle to the festival.
You can purchase a ticket through the Metrolink App or at any station.
Dana Point Tall Ships Festival is Social