Tallship Sails

Overview
Sprit of Dana Point (left) and the brig Pilgrim (right).

Tallships Sails
Set sail for a high seas adventure!

The Ocean Institute maintains two tallships, the brig Pilgrim, and the Spirit of Dana Point, an accurate replica of a 1770s privateer used during the American Revolution.

Event

Naturalist Sail
Spirit of Dana Point

Celebrate Earth day with the crew of Spirit of Dana Point on a 2.5 hour sail. Step into the shoes of great naturalists such as Darwin and Nuttall as we search for pelagic birds, whales, and other marine mammals.

Join us before the sail for an informational talk about the history of naturalists in celebration of Earth Day. 

General information

About the Spirit of Dana Point

The Spirit of Dana Point is a traditionally built replica of a 1770s privateer schooner used during the American Revolution. These ships were known for their speed and were used for smuggling. The ship is 118 feet long with a rig height of 100 feet… and 5,000 square feet of sail!

General information

About the Pilgrim

The Pilgrim is a full-sized replica of the merchantman brig immortalized by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in his American seafaring classic novel Two Years Before the Mast. This historic voyage is the basis for the Ocean Institute’s Two Years Before the Mast education program.