Thanks to our Tall Ships Festival Supporters!


A special thanks to our sponsors for the 2017 Tall Ships Festival! It was wonderful to see so many people gather at our site in Dana Point Harbor over the weekend in celebration of maritime history, the adventures of sailing and the wonders of the ocean! We are enormously grateful for the extraordinary generosity of our presenting sponsor Toshiba once again this year.  We are also deeply thankful for all our valued sponsors:  Capital Group, Irvine BMW, Sierra Nevada, MetroLink, OCTA, Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, City of Dana Point, County of Orange, Sparkletts and the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana.

Thank you to our sponsors who, along with Sierra Nevada, provided beer and cider for our lucky guests at Friday night’s Sails ’n’ Ales:

  • Bivouac Ciderworks
  • Bottle Logic Brewing Co.
  • Laguna Beach Beer Co.
  • Lost Winds Brewing Company
  • Mother Earth Brew Co.

We are also hugely appreciative of all the support from so many community partners.  We could never have pulled off this special weekend without those who donated goods and services to make this year’s Tall Ship Festival a weekend to remember: 

  • Bob Minty  
  • Bowers Museum
  • C.S.O Tom Perkins  
  • Dana Point Historical Society
  • Dana Point Times and Picket Fence Media
  • Dolce Vita Tequila
  • Essentia Water
  • Explorers Youth Program
  • Headlands Quality Goods
  • International Guild of Knot Tyers
  • It’s All About the Cake
  • Los Rios Rock School
  • Marty Sorkin 
  • Naval Historical Education Foundation
  • On Call Event Rentals
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Orange County Wood Carvers
  • Pacific Sign Center
  • Party in a Box
  • Pepsi Co.
  • Pretend City
  • Riccardo’s Place – San Juan Capistrano
  • tH&R collective
  • Woodys
  • Zapotec Farm and Weaving House

For bringing the area’s important maritime heritage to life, we give a special thanks to the Naval Historical Society for their fantastic show on the Pilgrim and are grateful for all of our pirate reinactors who came from Alliance of the Double Cross, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Port Royal Privateers, and Sparky Ken.  Thank you also, lovely Sheroes Mermaids. And last but not least, everyone can re-live the fantastic weekend thanks to beautiful photos taken by Kathleen Clark Photography and Hannah Mattner.

The Ocean Institute thanks you all.  See you in 2018!