Tall Ships in Portland

Unleash Your Inner Pirate and Visit Two Historic Tall Ships

It's a Pirate's Life for you this Summer as Skamania Lodge, an all-season resort and conference center nestled in the Columbia River Gorge, plays host to 18th and 19th century historical tall ship replicas, the brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, June 21 - 23, 2013.

The pirate ships will be making their way up and down the Columbia River, starting in Portland, Oregon and docking in Stevenson, Washington, where guests can tour the boats during the day, or cruise the mighty Columbia in the evening.

Evening Adventure Sail - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

The two-hour Evening Adventure Sail will feature passed hors d'oeuvres and beverages, including beer and wine, and will give participants the chance to help raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, or even take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. This unique sailing excursion offers an amazing opportunity to experience an exciting piece of history, and witness amazing views of the Gorge from the river. 

The Evening Adventure Sail is $40 per adult and $25 per child.  Guests can reserve space on the Evening Adventure Sail through Skamania Lodge by calling (800) 221-7117. 

Pirate Stay-n-Play Overnight Package - THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT

Room packages are also available, starting at $289, which includes one night in a forest view guest room, a s ‘mores kit for a relaxing time at Skamania Lodge's famous fire pit, and tickets to the sailing excursion for two adults and two children.  To reserve your overnight stay, call Skamania Lodge at (800) 221-7117 or book online

Public Ship Tours 

Public tours of these historical pirate vessels will also be given while the ships are docked in the Port of Skamania County. Those not wanting to sail are invited to come aboard and get an exciting educational tour that is fit for the whole family; crew in period dress will be on-hand to share the history of each vessel. Open ship viewing times are 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, and 10 a.m. and 12 noon on Sunday, June 23.

Reservations are not necessary for the public docked tours; simply arrive in Stevenson during the designated times on Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets must be purchased for all sailings.

About the Ships

The Lady Washington is a replica of one of the first U.S.-flagged vessels to visit the west coast of North America, and has been dubbed the Official Ship of Washington State. She has appeared in several motion pictures and popular videos, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and mostly recently Seattle-based hip-hop artist Macklemore's music video for "Can't Hold Us," which has been viewed more than 19 million times. 

The Hawaiian Chieftain is an interpretation of a typical early 19th century coastal trader. Launched in 1988, she specializes in hands-on living history education programs for young people.  

More Information

For more information about this historic tall ship visit to Portland, Oregon and Stevenson, Washington, please contact Skamania Lodge at (800) 221-7117. 

This lodge is one of the friendliest places I know. Everyone seems to genuinely enjoy working there and doing whatever they can to assist the guests.

Jeanne, Salem Oregon

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