Get on the Water


There is no better way to experience Wooden Boat Festival than by sea! This year, there are more ways than ever to get out on the water

Paddlewheeler Rides

Try a small paddlewheeler made by our school program participants—these have become a huge hit with kids! For ages 12 and under. Free!
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Paddleboats

Try a small paddleboat made by our school program participants—these have become a huge hit with kids! For ages 12 and under. Free!
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Paddleboard Rides in the Pool

Paddleboard Pool on the Point All ages can try out a paddleboard in the paddleboard pool on the Point. This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before.

• Friday 10 AM – 6 PM
• Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM
• Sunday 10 AM – 12 PM

Admiral Jack Boat Tours

Come see the newly refitted comfortable catamaran, Admiral Jack! A comfortable tour boat in the summer and state-of-the-art floating classroom during the school year, Admiral Jack was relaunched in August of 2021 after a total refit. Join us for dockside tours, located at the Northwest Maritime Center dock. Tickets are $5 per person, and kids under 5 are free! Tickets will be sold at the Northwest Maritime Center Dock.

• Friday 1 – 2 PM, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
• Saturday 1 – 2 PM, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
• Sunday 9 – 10 PM, 1 – 2 PM
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Admiral Jack Boat Tours

Come see the newly refitted comfortable catamaran, Admiral Jack! A comfortable tour boat in the summer and state-of-the-art floating classroom during the school year, Admiral Jack was relaunched in August of 2021 after a total refit. Join us for dockside tours, located at the Northwest Maritime Center dock. $5 per person.

• Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
• Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
• Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
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Row and Sail a Longboat

Longboat Dock in basin of marina
Journey back in time aboard replicas of Captain George Vancouver’s boats from 1792. Work together as a crew to row and sail aboard these 26’ open boats with 8 rowing stations. Ages 12 and up. Signups start at 9 AM each morning at the longboat dock in the northeast corner of the marina.

• Friday 11 AM–4 PM
• Saturday 9 AM–4:30 PM
• Sunday 11 AM–4:30 PM

Adventuress

Step aboard the 106-year-old, fully restored schooner Adventuress for a hands-on sail on Port Townsend Bay. Experience the joy of sailing this beautiful B.B Crowninshield-designed, Rice Brothers-built schooner operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited. For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets visit soundexp.org.

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Adventuress

Step aboard the 106-year-old, fully restored schooner Adventuress for a hands-on sail on Port Townsend Bay. Experience the joy of sailing this beautiful B.B B.B. Crowninshield designed, Rice Bros built schooner operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited. For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets visit soundexp.org.

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Free Sails on La Vie en Rose

Purchase your tickets to the Wooden Boat Festival by August 15 and be entered into a drawing to win a free two-hour sail on La Vie en Rose at Wooden Boat Festival—a $575 value!

Three lucky winners will be drawn for private sails and the winners can bring up to six people.

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Left Coast Charters

Left Coast Charters provides idyllic, private sailboat charters on Port Townsend Bay for small groups of up to 6 people. Take in picturesque views of historic downtown Port Townsend, Point Hudson and the Admiralty Inlet from the comfort of our traditional wooden catboat. For tickets, please visit left-coast-charters.com.

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Left Coast Charters

Traditional Gaff Rigged Catboat, built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in 2009. This Crosby Design is Eco-Friendly with Electric auxiliary propulsion. Passengers are welcome to take the helm, help to raise sails, or sit back and enjoy the ride. Family Friendly sail, 6 guests max.

Special Festival Pricing $40 per person - One Hour Festival Sail

• Friday | 10-11AM, 12-1PM, 2-3PM, 4-5PM
• Saturday | 10-11AM, 12-1PM, 2-3PM, 4-5PM
• Sunday | 10-11AM, 12-1PM, 2:30-4:30PM
(2 hour sail by sail $80.00 per person)

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