Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Dockside Tour & Public Sail
Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Dockside Tours 11:00 am – 2:00 pm ● FREE to the Public
Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Public Sail from 3:00—5:00pm ● Check-in at 2:30 pm
$50 Adults • $25 Youth (12 and under) Space is limited ● Please reserve in advance
Reservations: sbmm.org or call (805) 456-8747
Come aboard! 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 has 5,000 square feet of sail!
It was Dennis Holland’s dream to build an accurate replica from the period when America fought for independence. Armed with talent, determination, little money and plans he purchased from the Smithsonian Institution, he laid the keel in his Orange County yard on May 2, 1970. Thirteen years later, this fast privateer was launched and continues to sail the ocean. Everywhere you look on board is the craftsmanship and pride of early America.
Formerly the Pilgrim of Newport, the re-named Spirit of Dana Point is an excellent teaching platform where students directly experience life at sea as it has been for hundreds of years. Students have the opportunity to row around the harbor looking for hides and tallow, or cook a meal in the galley, or stand watch on the water at two in the morning, creating experiences they will never forget.