Tall Ships Festival Ships


The Brig Pilgrim

The Pilgrim is a full size replica of the hide brig immortalized by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in his American classic seafaring novel Two Years Before the Mast. Since her arrival in Dana Point in 1981, thousands of children have stepped aboard her decks to participate in one of her many award-winning living history programs.


Spirit of Dana Point
Presented by Toshiba

The Ocean Institute’s second tall ship, the regal schooner Spirit of Dana Point, allows students, educators and the general public the opportunity to cast off from the dock for exciting sailing adventures that last anywhere from a few hours. . . to five days!



The 139-foot America is a replica of the low black schooner famous for winning the historic Royal Yacht Squadron’s “100 Guinea Cup” race around the Isle of Wight. That trophy was donated to the New York Yacht Club to be held as a challenge trophy, and it came to be known as the America’s Cup. Next Level Sailing docks this famous yacht at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For additional information click here.


Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is a replica of a 19th century 2-masted schooner designed by McCurdy, Rhodes, & Bates and was constructed in South Bristol, Maine. She is 136 ft long, with a 25 ft beam, 115 ft mainmast and tonnage of 160 gross.  



A classic wooden boat, Curlew’s strong and graceful hull is sheathed in long leaf yellow pine over a sturdy frame of white oak.  Fully inspected and certified by the Coast Guard, Curlew is now permanently berthed in Dana Point Harbor at the Dana Wharf Sportfishing docks. 

Visit www.sailcurlew.com for more information.