The tall ship Lady Washington, "The Official Ship of the State of Washington" since 2007, was raising her sails even before pirates became cool again. But now she has the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie on her resume and a touring partner, the 65-foot Hawaiian Chieftan.
The pair hit Port Ludlow on the Olympic Peninsula this weekend for Father’s Day, offering tours of the replica ships for a $3 donation starting Friday. There are three-hour battle excursions featuring cannon fire (minus the cannon balls) for $60 on Saturday and Sunday, while peaceniks among us can do a calmer outing with storytelling and sea chanteys on Sunday ($35).
To follow the ships around Washington like a Grateful Dead groupie, check out their summer schedule; after bouncing around local ports, they’ll go south to California like snowbirds from October to December. You can also stay on the ship overnight as it travels between stops, really indulging your swashbuckling fantasies. Book at 800-200-5239.