Schedule, Sponsored Events, Activities & More!

 

2018 Olympia Harbor Days Vintage Tugboat Races & Festival
an Olympia Kiwanis Club event, with the return of the Vintage Tugboats,
Tall Ships, Virginia V and so much more!*
Tons of fun for the whole family all weekend long!
And it’s
FREE! Toot Toot!
Watch this page for more details!
Friday, August 31st – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 1st – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 2nd – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

OHD 2018 Schedule is under weigh! (watch for updates):***
Olympia Harbor Days is a free community festival, however your donation today will help 
the Olympia Kiwanis Club in it’s service to helping children and families in the community.

Here is a sample of what Olympia Harbor Days 2017 Sponsored Events & Activities offered:

Olympia Harbor Days Title Sponsor and Salish Seaport Host sponsored by the Squaxin Island Tribe & Little Creek Casino
Harbor Tours and Race Viewing on Steamship and Tall Ships sponsored by Washington Federation of State Employees
Vintage Tugboat Show and Races sponsored by Chehalis Tribes Lucky Eagle Casino
CANCELLED Tug Comanche, Retired US Coast Guard Rescue Tug & WWII Museum sponsored by Aetna
Smitty J – 1/4 scale mini tug sponsored by Aetna
Community Boat Building South Sound Maritime Heritage Association & Tacoma Community Boat Builders
Kids Activities & Rides sponsored by Heritage Bank
Main Music Stage presented by Washington’s Lottery
Sand Sculpting by Form Finders sponsored by Thomas Architecture Studios, Thurston First Bank & OSG Dozing
Kiwanis Harbor House History & Information Center sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings Bank
Remote Controlled Tugboats sponsored by International Longshoremen Workers Union Local #47

                                                                                                                          

*IMPORTANT:  Tickets for Virginia V Cruises and Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain excursions and Tugboat Racing Spectator seats will be available for advanced purchase soon.  Watch for online links.

***Note:  All events and activities are subject to last minute changes and weather conditions.  All ships have limited refreshments and snacks aboard for sale.  It is advised that you bring your own food based on your needs for the time you will be on the water.

Virginia V Advanced Excursion Ticket Booking:  August 31 – September 2, 2018  Port of Olympia, Port Plaza Dock
The Steamer Virginia V is a National Historic Landmark and a treasure of Puget Sound maritime history. From the homeport in the city’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, Virginia V travels the waters of Puget Sound and explores the region’s rich history as it cruises south to attend Olympia Harbor Days. Virginia V is scheduled to attend again in 2018 and 2019, each year offering a Weekend Cruise to Olympia from Tacoma.
Come aboard at Olympia Harbor Days! Experience a piece of the past with a tour of the Olympia Harbor and Tugboat Race Viewing.  A ticket is required for all passengers. Please watch this website for more information on how to purchase tickets.  All boarding starts 1/2 hour prior to cruise time.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE & PRICING:
August 31 (Friday) Weekend Cruise To Olympia from Tacoma with 2 night stay & excursion
September 1 (Saturday) Olympia Harbor Cruise #1: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm $20 pp (12 & under Free)
Olympia Harbor Cruise #2: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  $20 pp (12 &under Free)
September 2 (Sunday)  Tugboat Race Viewing  12:30 pm to 3:00 pm $30 per person (12 & under Free)
Sunset Cruise to Tacoma  3:00 pm $50 pp (must provide own transportation home from Tacoma)
Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain Advanced Excursion Ticket Booking:  Arrival date TBA – September 4, 2018  Port of Olympia, Port Plaza Dock
Lady Washington the official tall ship of Washington State and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain will make sail from their homeport in Aberdeen, WA and offer family-oriented evening sails, Tugboat Race Viewing and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstration of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.  A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult with discount prices as noted.
Come aboard at Olympia Harbor Days! Experience a piece of the past with a tour of the Olympia Harbor and Tugboat Race Viewing.  A ticket is required for all passengers. Please watch this website for more information on how to purchase tickets.  All boarding starts 1/2 hour prior to cruise time.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE & PRICING:
August 28 (Tuesday) Arrival
August 29 (Wednesday) Vessel Tours: 1 pm to 5 pm ($5 donation)
August 30 (Thursday) Vessel Tours: 1 pm to 5 pm ($5 donation)
Evening Sail: 6 pm to 8 pm ($42-$49)
August 31 (Friday) Vessel Tours: 1 pm to 5 pm ($5 donation)
Evening Sail: 6 pm to 8 pm ($42-$49)
September 1 (Saturday) Vessel Tours: 10 am to 1 pm ($5 donation)
Battle Sail: 2 pm to 5 pm ($42-$79)
Evening Sail: 6 pm to 8 pm ($42-$49)
September 2 (Sunday) Tugboat Race Viewing: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm (Price TBA)
September 3 (Monday) Labor Day: Closed
September 4 (Tuesday) Passage: Olympia to Destination TBD, Departure time TBA.   Est. Trip time and price TBA
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