The Ocean Institute will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival in September of 2014 offering unique experiences for K-12 students, families, maritime enthusiasts and history buffs.
The upcoming festival will also be a part of the Tall Ships America Challenge Series and be bigger than ever! There will be numerous tall ships, a new Gala event, interactive living history encampments, special programs, stage shows and more for the whole family to enjoy.
Every year a fleet of historically significant sailing vessels comes to join our ships at Dana Point. They come not only to display their beauty and majesty but also to share with the public a maritime history that is inextricably part of California’s past, a heritage we work hard to preserve as we educate future generations about our oceans. It is in support of this effort that we assemble these great ships for all to experience.