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The Barque Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada and best known for its adventurous sail training voyages around the world. It is a fully certified and a registered Cook Islands tall ship whose mission is deep-ocean sail training and long distance education voyages. Picton Castle is perhaps best known for her world circumnavigations. She has visited the Great Lakes twice, sailed numerous times on tours of the East Coast of the Americas, completed a Caribbean Voyage and in 2008 sailed to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean on a voyage of the Atlantic.
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Literally “learn the ropes” as you learn rig-climbing techniques from pros and then get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go aloft! Extremely exclusive opportunity limited to 10 people age 18 and older.
DECKHAND FOR A DAY
Go on board for a fully immersive experience on the Picton Castle starting with breakfast with the crew until they call it quits for the day. Be prepared to work hard and learn the ropes (literally)! Extremely exclusive opportunity limited to 2 people age 18 and older. Participants must be in good health with no physical mobility restrictions. Be prepared to climb up and down steep ladders and step over high sills.
NIGHT WATCH WITH THE CREW
Join the crew for an overnight stay on board the Picton Castle. This is the true experience where you will keep night watch and stay with the crew through breakfast the next morning! Extremely exclusive opportunity limited to 2 people age 18 and older. Participants must be in good health with no physical mobility restrictions. Be prepared to climb up and down steep ladders and step over high sills. This is a fully immersive experience in crew (non-luxury) accommodations that include bunks in open compartments with many other people.
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go aboard the Picton Castle and have dinner with the captain. Extremely exclusive opportunity limited to 5 people age 21 and older. Dinner will be served based on the crew meal for the day. It also includes a bottle of the event’s commemorative Captain’s Walk wine for the event to take home.
ONBOARD FIREWORKS VIEWING – $60
Ticket includes festival admission along with a unique experience on board a Tall Ship for fireworks viewing and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Friday, July 26
• Enjoy spectacular views of the Nicolet Bank Tall Ships fireworks on board a tall ship. Ship boarding begins at 9 p.m. with fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. and the experience concluding at 10:30 p.m.
• Santa Maria
• Picton Castle