Tall Ships Festival Media


About the Ocean Institute Tall Ships & Ocean Festival

The Tall Ships Festival started in 1984 and is the Ocean Institute’s premier annual event, drawing thousands to Dana Point’s beautiful harbor.  This festival celebrates California’s rich maritime history and our connection to the ocean. 


About Tall Ships America: The Tall Ships Challenge Series

Tall Ships America’s TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® is an annual series that rotates on a three-year cycle between the Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes and the Pacific Coast. Since 2001, Tall Ships America has coordinated more than 87 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® events in 54 cities, attracting more than 22 million visitors and stimulating in excess of $1.8 billion in aggregate economic and tourism activity for the host ports.

Photo gallery
The brig Pilgrim in full sail.

Image Library

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival images in the gallery below are available to download as digital files for use with articles about the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and/or the Ocean Institute. Images are for Editorial use only and are not for Commercial or Retail use.

Scott Schmitt

Media Inquiries

Event Coverage – Saturday and Sunday

Credentialed media representatives are welcome to cover the event.  Please contact us in advance, so that we can prepare for your arrival, reserve parking spaces for media trucks, and line-up interviews. 

Press Boat – Sunset Parade on Friday evening

Credentialed media photographers and videographers are invited aboard our press boat or Escort Cruise to capture images of the Sunset Parade – a stunning armada of ships sailing down the Pacific Ocean at sunset.