This summer, pirate ships will be returning to Skamania Lodge, a Destination Hotel, to give guests the opportunity to cruise the Columbia River like a true buccaneer. One 18th century tall ship replica and one interpretation of a typical early 19th century trading vessel from the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, will set sail twice daily for two hour voyages on Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17, with pirate lovers on board. The ships will depart from the Port of Skamania County, which is just minutes from the Cascadian-style lodge and 45 miles east of Portland, Ore.
Guests can climb aboard either ship for the first sail, which will provide a leisurely cruise on the scenic Columbia River. Those looking for a little more excitement on the high seas can board the second sailing for a staged battle between the two ships, complete with earth-shaking cannon blasts.
The tall ships provide a true representation of America’s maritime history, with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing and maritime storytelling that’s fun for both children and adults. Lady Washington is a traditionally built replica that has appeared in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and the popular television show Once Upon a Time. Hawaiian Chieftain was originally designed and built in Hawaii for cargo trade and inspired by colonial passenger boats. Pirate and history enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy this unique opportunity to take to the seas in true Blackbeard style.
Tickets are $65 for guests 12 years and older, $45 for guests ages two to 11 years old and free for children under two years old. Guests can reserve space by calling the reservation team at (800) 221-7117 or at the gift shop on property. To book a stay at Skamania Lodge and relax after setting sail, please call the Reservations Desk at (800) 221-7117.
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About Skamania Lodge, a Destination Hotel Located 45 miles east of Portland, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge, a Destination Hotel, is an all-season, 175-acre mountain resort and conference center. The property is also home to 45 recreational options, including Waterleaf Spa, with an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and a fitness center, an 18-hole championship golf course, and the Cascade Dining Room and River Rock restaurants. The Cascadian-style lodge is situated in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler river cruises in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting year-round. The property has also won numerous awards, including: National Choice Award by Smart Meetings magazine; Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator; and the Gold Tier Green Star award from International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).
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