Tall Ships Norfolk

Tall Ships Norfolk

Our Tall Ships cruises for 2012 have concluded. Thank you to all who joined us on these beautiful sails, and we hope to see you again in 2013.

June 6 – 12, 2012 Norfolk Tall Ship/Harborfest/OpSail – Two Hour Cruises

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner with a close up viewing of the Tall Ships and the extensive Naval Fleet!

Sail aboard New Horizons, 50 ton, 60’, 47 passenger US Coast Guard Certified Tortola Motor Sailer. View the historic ships in style and comfort during the two hour cruise past the fleet.

Schedule/Description of Sails we will be offering while in Hampton/Portsmouth VA :

Sea and Air Parade Viewing Sails – Leaving from Old Point Comfort Marina at Fort Munroe, Hampton VA

June 6 – 9am, 11am, 1pm, 5pm, 7pm (sunset sail)
Groupons welcome – walk ups only.

Sea and Air Parade Sail – The Sea and Air Parade of Sail is a new event for OpSail 2012 VirginiaTM. It will include the International fleet of naval vessels as well as waterborne and air assets from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, Army Corps of Engineers and other government and private organizations. OpSail 2012 Virginia

Parade of Tall Ships Viewing Sails – Leaving from Old Point Comfort Marina at Fort Munroe, Hampton VA

June 8 – 9am, 11:30am
Groupons welcome – walk ups only.

Join us for a once in a lifetime experience, see the International Tall Ships from around the world parade through Hampton Roads into Norfolk (June 8th) or out of Norfolk onto their next stop (June 12th).

This impressive fleet will include tall ships, character vessels, sleek power cruisers, sailing craft, antique and classic wooden boats form around the world.

Over 25 Class A Tall Ships are expected for this parade! OpSail 2012 Virginia


Norfolk Tall Ship Viewing Sails – Leaving from Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA

June 8 – 5pm, 7:30pm
June 9-11 – 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 7:30pm (sunset sail)

Groupons welcome.

Join us for a relaxing experience as we view up close Tall Ships and Military vessels along the Norfolk/Portsmouth Waterfront.

Seacoast Sailing/New Horizons Locations and Instructions

  • Reservations will only be held up to 10 minutes before sail time, so please be sure to arrive at least 20 minutes early.
  • Be prepared to sail rain or shine.
  • Provisioned FOOD AND BEVERAGES available on board — CASH only please.
  • Feel free to BYOB – one small soft cooler.
  • All sails include complimentary iced tea, lemonade, water and snacks
  • Boat name: New Horizons – Dark blue hull.


June 6-8 and June 12, 2012

Old Point Comfort Marina
100 McNair Road
Building 207
Fort Monroe, VA

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Directions from Highway:

From North and South, take I-64 to Exit 268. Turn onto Mallory Street toward Buckroe Beach, then at Mellen Street turn right. (If you miss Mellen Street, just continue to Mercury Blvd. and turn right). Continue on either Mellen Street or Mercury Blvd. till you cross a bridge, you will arrive at the Fort Monroe entrance. Use entrance on right (McNair Drive) and you will approach Marina on your right as you drive down McNair Drive. Public parking available across from the marina.

June 9-11, 2012

Tidewater Yacht Marina – End of Dock “E”
10 Crawford Parkway
Portsmouth, VA 23704

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We are located in the beautiful, historic Olde Towne section of downtown Portsmouth, Virginia.  From I-95, take I-64 East to I-664 South, to I-264 East. Exit at Crawford Street. We are approximately 10 blocks on the right, next to the Holiday Inn. Public parking available across from the marina.

Helpful Links

OpSail Virginia

Norfolk Harborfest

OpSail Website

Vessels in Attendance

Over 25 Class A Tall Ships are expected for this parade!

Tall Ships and Military Vessels in attendance

Fireworks displays.

Call Seacoast Sailing for additional information at 877-899-9696