*This is a ADD-ON event - All passengers require a Cannon Battle Ticket as well as a Festival of Sail Admission Ticket (*FOS ticket).
Festival of Sail - Tall Ship Cannon Battle on the bay.Come Join the crews of the tall ships and revel in the experience of tall ship sailing while we engage opposing ships in a mock Cannon battle at sea.
Cannon Battle tickets include an incredible sailing experience aboard select tall ships during Festival of Sail where you'll battle other tallships with black powder cannons. As a ticket holder you will be on-board one of the tall ships to experience and participate in the thrill of tall ship maneuvers and tactical combat at sea 1800's style.
SHIPS PARTICIPATING IN THE CANNON BATTLES:
Californian is a replica of a revenue cutter that patrolled the coast during the California Gold Rush. A topsail schooner built for speed, the Californian was designated the official Tall Ship of the State of California. The Californian is home ported at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Various visiting ships will be participating in the cannon battles.
Early Cannon Battle Boarding Check-in ends 10:30am returns at 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Cannon Battle Boarding Check-in ends 2:30pm returns at 5:30 p.m.
We suggest you arrive at least 30 min before your boarding check-in time ends
Not finding the ticket quantities needed for your group? Email your request. Click Here to send email.
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CHECK-IN AND BOARDING:
Early Cannon Battle Boarding Check-in ends 10:30am at the BOATING ACTIVITIES BOOTH.
Afternoon Cannon Battle Boarding Check-in ends 2:30pm at the BOATING ACTIVITIES BOOTH.
Be sure to allow time for finding parking and arrival to the Maritime Museum. We suggest public transportation, bus, trolley and coaster all stop in easy walking distance.
If you are late you will forfeit your ticket.
The boat will not wait for late arrivals under any circumstances. You can check in anytime after 9:00 a.m.
WILL CALL ONLY:
We do not mail tickets. Print and bring your email confirmation and present it at the BOATING ACTIVITIES BOOTH just north of the Berkeley.
ADVANCE SALES CUTOFF
Online sales will end at 9:00a.m. on the day of the cruise or when that cruise is sold out (whichever comes first). If you do not see the date or time you are looking for that cruise is sold out. Walk up tickets may still be available after on-line sales are discontinued (day of cruise only).
WHAT TO BRING
If you are prone to sea-sickness please take medication prior to departure. It is a good idea to bring a hat, jacket or sweater, sunscreen, and ear protection.
Every person on board needs a Festival of Sail Admission Ticket If your child does not require a Festival of Sail Admission Ticket they are still required to pay for boat rides.
All bags brought on board are subject to search. You will not be allowed to bring weapons, alcoholic beverages, chairs or strollers on board.
*Schedule is subject to change. Cannon battle sails may be postponed or canceled due to adverse weather conditions, mechanical problems, safety concerns or for any reason determined by Maritime Museum of San Diego staff to be sufficient cause to cancel or postpone the cruise. Postponements or cancellations may occur anytime right up to departure.
Need more info? Email or call (619) 234-9153 ext. 101
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
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