Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and
experience California from the perspective of an early tallship
explorer. Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines,
and steer the ship, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the
majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tallship.
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!
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.