Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Kickoff Friday September 8 2017: Sunset Parade & Sails’ n Ales Party

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Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Sunset Parade Courtesy of The Ocean Institute/Cliff Wassmann

The 33rd Annual Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point kicks off Friday September 8 2017 with the Sunset Parade. Continue reading “Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Kickoff Friday September 8 2017: Sunset Parade & Sails’ n Ales Party”

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Ocean Institute Sunday Schedule & Parking Info

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Photo by South OC Beaches

There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

Inside the Ocean Institute Sunday

10:00am
Ocean Education Center Opens

10:15am
UCLA Virtual Reality Lab opens
Surf Science

10:30am
Monsters of the Deep
Ecology Theater

10:45am
Parrot Show
Pirate Jack/Courtyard

11:00am
Underwater Archeology Demo
Surf Science

11:15am
Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School
Cap’n Jack/Samueli

11:45am
Squid Dissection
At Sea

12:00pm
Story Time
Mermaid: TBA/Ecology Theater

12:15pm
Pirate Craft
Ecology

12:30pm
Parrot Show
Pirate Jack/Courtyard

12:45pm
Monsters of the Deep
Ecology Theater

1:00pm
Underwater Archeology Demo
Surf Science

1:15pm
Squid Dissection
At Sea

1:45pm
Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School
Cap’n Jack/Samueli

2:15pm
Clint Perry from Boohoo crew
Samueli

2:15pm
Pirate Craft
Ecology

2:30pm
Monsters of the Deep
Ecology Theater

3:00pm
Squid Dissection
At Sea

3:30pm
Parrot Show
Pirate Jack/Courtyard

3:45pm
Underwater Archeology Demo
Surf Science

4:00pm
Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School
Cap’n Jack/Samueli

4:30pm
Monsters of the Deep
Ecology

For More Information Please Link to Tall Ships

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival Dana Point Sunday Schedule for Maritime Wharf & Parking Info

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Photo by South OC Beaches

There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

Maritime Wharf (part of new Maddie James Seaside Learning Center)
*please note you must pay the adventure pass and enter to see the ships in order to access the wharf.
11:00 Storytime in the Boathouse
12:00 Capstan and sail raising demo (need ‘sailors’ to participate!)
1:00 Storytime in the Boathouse
2:00 Sing a sea chantey! (learn a sailor song)
3:00 Capstan and sail raising demo
3:30 Storytime in the Boathouse
*Different sea stories every time! And enjoy the traditional music of the Slackjaw Brothers on Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm. They will be roving around throughout the festival.
For More Information Please Link to Tall Ships

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 2014 Dana Point Sunday Schedule for Brig Pilgrim & Maritime Barn and Parking Info

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Photo by South OC Beaches

There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

On Board the Brig Pilgrim and Maritime Barn

10:00-10:30 Traditional Pipes/Drum
11:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Rope-Making (in Maritime Barn)
11:30 Naval Historical Show – (ship closed to public at 11:15)
12:30 Cannon Demonstration on pier – (area will be closed off)
12:45 Boo Hoo Crew – (ship will be open to public during performance)
1:30 Crew Climbing Demonstration – Sail setting
2:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Scrimshaw (in Maritime Barn)
2:30 Naval Historical Show – (ship closed to public at 2:15)
3:30 Cannon Demonstration on pier– (area will be closed off)
3:45 Boo Hoo Crew
4:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Knot-Tying (in Maritime Barn)
4:30 Naval Historical Group photo meet and greet onboard Pilgrim
5:00 Ship closes
For More Information Please Link to Tall Ships

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival Dana Point Sunday Schedule Baby Beach Schedule and Parking Info

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Photo Courtesy of Karin Horlick

Here is the Sunday Baby Beach schedule at the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 2014 in Dana Point Harbor.
There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

Baby Beach Schedule for Sunday
9:15 Andy Scott (Bag Pipes)
10:00 Stone Pounder
10:45 John Kraus
11:30 Pint & Dale
12:15 John Kraus
1:00 Halau Hula Lani Ola
2:00 Foggy Dew
2:45 Bill Dempsey
3:30 Foggy Dew
4:15 Pint & Dale

For More Information Please Link to Tall Ships

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival Schedule for Sunday and Parking Information

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Photo Courtesy of Karen Horlick

There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

Here is the General Schedule for Sunday at the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 2014 in Dana Point.

9:00 a.m. Shuttle service begins

10:00 a.m. Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 2014 opens

10:00 a.m. Ocean Institute opens

10:00 a.m. Tall ships open for tours

3:30 p.m. Tall ships tours conclude, except the brig Pilgrim (ships get ready for cannon battles)

4:00 p.m. Boarding begins for Cannon Battle cruises

4:30 p.m. Tall Ships Sunset Cannon Battle cruises (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

5:00 p.m. Ocean Institute and the brig Pilgrim close

5:00 p.m. Chantey concert concludes and the brig Pilgrim tours conclude

8:30 p.m. Shuttle service ends

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 2014 Dana Point Maritime Wharf Schedule and Parking Info

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Here is the Ocean Institute schedule for the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival Maritime Wharf Events today.

There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

Maritime Wharf (part of new Maddie James Seaside Learning Center)
*please note you must pay the adventure pass and enter to see the ships in order to access the wharf.

11:00 Storytime in the Boathouse
12:00 Capstan and sail raising demo (need ‘sailors’ to participate!)
1:00 Storytime in the Boathouse
2:00 Sing a sea chantey! (learn a sailor song)
3:00 Capstan and sail raising demo
3:30 Storytime in the Boathouse* Different sea stories every time! And enjoy the traditional music of the Slackjaw Brothers on Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm. They will be roving around throughout the festival.
For more information please link to tall ships

Toshiba Tall Ship Festival 2014 Ocean Institute Schedule Saturday and Parking Info

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Here is the Ocean Institute schedule for the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival today and Sunday at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.
There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

Inside the Ocean Institute – Saturday & Sunday

10:00am

Ocean Education Center Opens

10:15am

UCLA Virtual Reality Lab opens

Surf Science

10:30am

Monsters of the Deep

Ecology Theater

10:45am

Parrot Show

Pirate Jack/Courtyard

11:00am

Underwater Archeology Demo

Surf Science

11:15am

Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School

Cap’n Jack/Samueli

11:45am

Squid Dissection

At Sea

12:00pm

Story Time

Mermaid: TBA/Ecology Theater

12:15pm

Pirate Craft

Ecology

12:30pm

Parrot Show

Pirate Jack/Courtyard

12:45pm

Monsters of the Deep

Ecology Theater

1:00pm

Underwater Archeology Demo

Surf Science

1:15pm

Squid Dissection

At Sea

1:45pm

Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School

Cap’n Jack/Samueli

2:15pm

Clint Perry from Boohoo crew

Samueli

2:15pm

Pirate Craft

Ecology

2:30pm

Monsters of the Deep

Ecology Theater

3:00pm

Squid Dissection

At Sea

3:30pm

Parrot Show

Pirate Jack/Courtyard

3:45pm

Underwater Archeology Demo

Surf Science

4:00pm

Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School

Cap’n Jack/Samueli

4:30pm

Monsters of the Deep

Ecology

For more information please link to tall ships

Toshiba Tall Ship Festival Dana Point Saturday Schedule on Board the Brig Pilgrim and the Maritime Barn

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On Board the Brig Pilgrim and Maritime Barn
10:00-10:30 Traditional Pipes/Drum
11:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Rope-Making (in Maritime Barn)
11:30 Naval Historical Show – (ship closed to public at 11:15)
12:30 Cannon Demonstration on pier – (area will be closed off)
12:45 Boo Hoo Crew – (ship will be open to public during performance)
1:30 Crew Climbing Demonstration – Sail setting
2:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Scrimshaw (in Maritime Barn)
2:30 Naval Historical Show – (ship closed to public at 2:15)
3:30 Cannon Demonstration on pier– (area will be closed off)
3:45 Boo Hoo Crew
4:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Knot-Tying (in Maritime Barn)
4:30 Naval Historical Group photo meet and greet onboard Pilgrim
5:00 Ship closes

For more information please link to tall ships

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival Saturday Schedule and Parking Information

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Photo courtesy of the Ocean Institute / Cliff Wassmann

Here is the general schedule for the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival today at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.
There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

9:00 a.m. Shuttle service begins

10:00 a.m. Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 2014 opens

10:00 a.m. Ocean Institute opens

10:00 a.m. Tall ships open for tours

3:30 p.m. Tall ships tours conclude, except the brig Pilgrim (ships get ready for cannon battles)

4:00 p.m. Boarding begins for Cannon Battle cruises

4:30 p.m. Tall Ships Sunset Cannon Battle cruises (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

5:00 p.m. Ocean Institute and the brig Pilgrim close

5:00 p.m. Chantey concert concludes and the brig Pilgrim tours conclude

8:30 p.m. Shuttle service ends

For more information on the Saturday Schedule please link to tall ships

Dana Point Tall Ship Festival after the Cancellation of the Sunset Parade

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Photo by South OC Beaches

The Dana Point Tall Ships Festival is this weekend! The Sunset Parade was cancelled tonight for safety concerns brought on by Hurricane Norbert.
The Festival will resume tomorrow, Saturday September 6 2014. Right now all festivities are still scheduled.
Please link for more information to tall ships

Dana Point Tall Ship Sunset Parade Cancelled due to Hurricane Norbert

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Photo by South OC Beaches

The Dana Point Tall Ships Sunset Parade was cancelled today due to high surf from Hurricane Norbert. The Orange County Register Newspaper is reporting that the Festival Director Tracy Kirby stated that “With the huge surge and high tide, it would be unsafe for people to board the historic ships.”
The Tall Ship Festival is still scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. There may be changes to the festival due to Hurricane Norbert. We will keep you posted of any changes as we become of aware of them.
There is a beach advisory statement from The Weather Service.
“WAVES AND SURF…BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS OF 7 TO
8 FEET ON FAVORED SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES OF ORANGE COUNTY.
SURF BUILDING LATE THIS AFTERNOON WITH PERIODS OF
ELEVATED SURF CONTINUING INTO MONDAY. A LARGER AND SHORTER PERIOD
SWELL WILL REINFORCE THE ELEVATED SURF FOR SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.
EVENING HIGH TIDES NEAR 6.8 FEET SATURDAY THROUGH
MONDAY.
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY FOR
INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS. LOCAL MINOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING
BEACH AREAS POSSIBLE DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE SATURDAY…
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE SWELL GENERATED BY
TROPICAL CYCLONE NORBERT…A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED
FOR PORTIONS OF THE COAST SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG RIP CURRENTS…ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS…MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW…OR LIGHTENING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES.
OBEY POSTED WARNING SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.”

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Tall Ships Sunset Parade Tonight at Ocean Insitutite 5:30pm

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Photo courtesy of the Ocean Institute / Cliff Wassmann

The 30th Annual ToshibaTall Ships Festival in Dana Point kicks off today, Friday September 5 2014 with the Sunset Parade.
Tickets are available for purchase from the following link
Check in Time is from 1:30 thru 3:00 pm. Boarding Time is 4:00 pm.
Note for the landlubbers…
For those of you who can’t make it out to sea, you may view the parade from shore from the breakwater behind the Ocean Institute. We can’t guarantee what time the ships will pass by, but it’s safe to arrive around 5:30 p.m. Don’t forget you camera!