Halloween Party Benefit for local Boys and Girls Club in Dana Point Tonight

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Adventura Sailing Association in Dana Point Harbor is hosting a Halloween Party tonight to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Capo Valley.
The event starts at 7:00pm.
Event location is 24707 Dana Drive in Dana Point. Continue reading “Halloween Party Benefit for local Boys and Girls Club in Dana Point Tonight”

Final Day of Buccaneer Days at Catalina Island Today

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Final Day of Buccaneer Days at Two Harbors Catalina Island.

Buccaneer Days at Two Harbors
The Santa Catalina Island Company is hosting the 25th annual Buccaneer Days October 2 to 5, 2014 at Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island, California. Attendees are invited to don their best pirate costume and set sail for a weekend of great food, cold drinks, live music, a treasure hunt, costume contest and much more. The cover charge provides access to four days of swashbuckling fun.

This year’s event will feature more entertainment than ever before with live bands on all four days and DJs spinning hits late into the night. The Pirate Village will encompass the Harbor Reef Restaurant deck and the plaza below, with multiple satellite bars, treasure hunts and costume contests to provide fun for everyone.

Sunday, October 6 2014
10am-2pm Live Band, Harbor Reef Patio “Three Finger Johnson and the Missing Digits”

For more information about Catalina Island Buccaneer Days please link to Buccaneer Days.

For information on transportation from Dana Point please link to Catalina Express

Catalina Buccaneer Days Today and Sunday: Starts at 11:00am Today

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Photo used by permission from Karin Horlick at karinppl@gmail.com

Buccaneer Days at Two Harbors
The Santa Catalina Island Company is hosting the 25th annual Buccaneer Days October 2 to 5, 2014 at Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island, California. Attendees are invited to don their best pirate costume and set sail for a weekend of great food, cold drinks, live music, a treasure hunt, costume contest and much more. The cover charge provides access to four days of swashbuckling fun.

This year’s event will feature more entertainment than ever before with live bands on all four days and DJs spinning hits late into the night. The Pirate Village will encompass the Harbor Reef Restaurant deck and the plaza below, with multiple satellite bars, treasure hunts and costume contests to provide fun for everyone.

This year’s VIP Hangout will be available on Friday and Saturday for an additional $40 per person and includes a private bartender, restrooms and swag. Tickets are available on site at Two Harbors Visitor Services.

Buccaneer Days Ticket prices:
$30 per person
* Tickets sales after October 1st, will be available on site at Two Harbors
Tickets are non-refundable
Buccaneer Days Ticket and Camping Package

$99 per person Camping and Event Admission Package includes:
Two nights for 1 person at the Buffalo Park camping area in Two Harbors, Friday, Oct. 3 – Sunday, Oct. 5 (4 pm check-in on Friday)
One entry ticket for the Buccaneers Day 25th Anniversary event (all 4 days)
One “Official Bucc Days 25th Anniversary” beverage koozie

Buccaneer Days Schedule:

Saturday, October 4 2014
11am Black Beard Custom Booth’s Open in Plaza
12pm DJ, Harbor Reef Patio
12pm Grog & Beer Booths Open
12pm Adult Treasure Hunt, main entrance to Pirate Village
1-2pm Sign ups for Adult Costume Contest
2pm Adult Costume Contest
3-6pm Live Band, Main Stage
8pm-12am Live Band, Main Stage “Xceptional Music”

Sunday, October 6 2014
10am-2pm Live Band, Harbor Reef Patio “Three Finger Johnson and the Missing Digits”

For more information about Catalina Island Buccaneer Days please link to Buccaneer Days.

For information on transportation from Dana Point please link to Catalina Express

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 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