PHOTOS: Tall Ships at Cape Charles Festival this weekend

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jun 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-13 15:18:00-04

Cape Charles, Va. – Get ready for some fun in Cape Charles this weekend!

Haul a yard arm! Hear the cannon roar! Dress up like a pirate, and meet some real ones, too!

Tall Ships At Cape Charles (TSCC) Festival is welcoming three historic tall ships, the Kalmar Nyckel, Privateer Lynx and Schooner Serenity, to Cape Charles Town Harbor June 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for its third annual waterfront tall ships extravaganza, featuring all kinds of family fun, deck tours, day, sunset and pirate sails, live music, great food, helicopter rides and arts and crafts vendors.

This is small town, family-friendly America the way it used to be.

Cape Charles, ‘deep water harbor to hospitality’, presents a rare opportunity to get up close and personal as folks explore the decks and meet the crews of magnificent tall ships and encounter roving pirates, a troupe of costumed re-enactors, and all kinds of family fun throughout the historic town and harbor.

Kids and parents will love the Captain Mayhem Pirate Adventure Sails offered three times daily on Saturday and Sunday aboard the Schooner Serenity. All three tall ships have afternoon or evening sunset cruises both days. Reservations are recommended; visit

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Cape Charles Yacht Club Facebook page

Cape Charles Yacht Club Facebook page

Photo, pictured right – School children from the Cape Charles area begin lining the docks for their educational tour of the Kalmar Nyckel in Cape Charles Town Harbor for the 3rd annual Tall Ships At Cape Charles festival June 14 & 15. The Cape Charles Yacht Club sponsored the children for this historical tour of the tall ship. Day and evening sails aboard this vessel and Privateer Lynx begin today and run through Sunday evening. Visit Tall Ships at Cape Charles for the event schedule. — Cape Charles Yacht Club Facebook page