Port Of San Diego Festival Of The Sea
Gun Battles on the Bay
Memorial Day Weekend May 23-25, 2020
Adventure calls for all that want to partake in an exciting Gun Battle between the state’s official tall ship schooner Californian and the 136’ two-masted, gaff-rigged schooner Bill of Rights.
Enjoy a trip back into time as we mock battle with our adversary. Watch from the deck as we come into range of our target, and fire (blanks) from our deck guns, emitting an eardrum-rattling boom and a dense cloud of smoke. The mock battle will employ the same tactics used during the mid-to late 1800s when the Gold Rush brought people to the West Coast. Ships like the Californian, a revenue cutter, served as a precursor to the Coast Guard. Built for speed and armed with heavy fire power, they would chase down merchant ships that failed to pay proper tariffs.
$25.00 Child 12 and under
General Admission ticket not included.
Experience and participate in the thrill of tall ship maneuvers and tactical combat at sea.
“The Port of San Diego is proud to sponsor Festival of the Sea, now in its second year. This wonderful and unique Memorial Day weekend event on San Diego Bay provides the opportunity for visitors to learn about and experience maritime culture and history in our region and beyond,” said Chair Ann Moore, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners.
Schedule & Events, subject to change.