Tall Ships Brockville

Tall Ships Brockville

I'm going to the Brockville Tall Ships Festival in 2019

Tickets

All tickets are now available for purchase from the Brockville Arts Centre Box Office  or by calling 613-342-7122. Please read below for information on each type of ticket we have available to attend this festival:

General Admission Wristband $5

Admission onto the festival grounds is only $5 for the entire weekend. This gives you access to all on-land entertainment, vendors, encampments, activities and gives you close-up access to the ships. It also gives you access to the best viewing areas to watch the ships sail past Brockville during the Parade of Sail on Friday.

The general admission wristband does not give you access onto the ships – if you would like to board the ships and tour each one, you will need to purchase a Festival Passport instead. (Note: you do not need both a general admission wristband and a festival passport if you wish to access the grounds AND board the ships – you will need just a Festival Passport which also gives you grounds access).

Children 5 and under are free and do not need a wristband.

Click here to purchase your general admission wristband.

Boarding Passports $15 (or $12 if purchased by March 1, 2019)

passportsTickets to board the ships at the Tall Ships® Festival are in the form of a Passport booklet and include these benefits:

Grounds admission, deck tours aboard all ships, and access to all land based activities and entertainment. Offerings include nautical demonstrations, competitions, vendors, entertainment, instructional seminars, re-enactments, historic encampments and more. The Passport includes a page for each ship with details and facts, and will be stamped as you visit each one, making it a great souvenir from the event. (Please be advised that the Empire Sandy will be offering specialty sail outs during the festival and will not be available for deck tours. If you wish to board this ship we advise purchasing tickets to either a day sail out or dinner cruise)

Price: $15 (plus applicable fees). Early bird pricing for purchases by March 1st, 2019 is $12 (plus applicable fees)

Children 5 and under are free but will not be issued a Passport.

If you purchase a Festival Passport you do not need to purchase a general admission wristband – but you will need to show your passport to access the grounds.

Keep in mind that only 12,000 passports will be available for sale so we advise purchasing them in advance.

SALE LOCATION: 3 locations – Main Gate at Blockhouse Island, Hardy Park and Centeen Park

All tickets will go on sale in December 3, 2018 at 10:00am. Please note that advance sales of the festival passport will start at that time but that the printed passport will not be available until mid-March so that we can ensure that all participating ships are included in the booklet. All online and phone purchases will be mailed to you as soon as the passport is available. If you purchased other tickets in addition to your passport, your entire order will be mailed to you once the passport is available.

Click here to purchase your Festival Passport.

Parade of Sail Cruise Tickets $40

Price: $40 per person (plus applicable fees) | includes one General Admission Wristband. Wristbands will need to be worn to access the boarding area prior to your cruise departure.

Children of any age will need a ticket for this event.

Tickets for this experience are extremely limited as only the Empire Sandy will be able to offer cruises to the public during the Parade of Sail on Friday afternoon. Click here to purchase your Parade of Sail tickets aboard the Empire Sandy.

Note: Sail Out, Dinner Cruise, and Captain’s Reception tickets do not include a Passport (deck tours on other ships), however if you would like to upgrade your general admission wristband (included in your ticket price) you will have the option to do so at the time of purchase. Please note that the upgrade option is ONLY available at the time of purchase and general admission cannot be traded in or upgraded at a later date. The upgrade option is available for specialty ticket purchases only.

Parade of Sail Schedule and Departure Locations:

  • Empire Sandy: Friday August 30th, 2019: Boarding at 3:00 pm from Hardy Park, Sailing from 3:30 – 5:15 pm. Click here to purchase your Parade of Sail ticket aboard the Empire Sandy

Sail Out Cruise Tickets $40

Price: $40 per person (plus applicable fees) | includes one General Admission Wristband. Wristbands will need to be worn to access the boarding area prior to your cruise departure.

Children of any age will need a ticket for this event.

Keep in mind that only 1,650 sail out tickets (six cruises of 275 each) will be available for sale so purchasing early will ensure your spot.

Note: Sail Out, Dinner Cruise, and Captain’s Reception tickets do not include a Passport (deck tours on other ships), however if you would like to upgrade your general admission wristband (included in your ticket price) you will have the option to do so at the time of purchase. Please note that the upgrade option is ONLY available at the time of purchase and general admission cannot be traded in or upgraded at a later date. The upgrade option is available for specialty ticket purchases only.

Sail out schedule (90 minutes aboard the Empire Sandy):

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Sunday September 1st, 2019

Adventure Sail Tickets $40

Price: $40 per person (plus applicable fees) | includes one General Admission Wristband. Wristbands will need to be worn to access the boarding area prior to your cruise departure.

Must be 12 years or older to book tickets.

Tickets for this experience are available on three sail-training vessels: Fair Jeanne, Black Jack, and St. Lawrence II.

This is a sailing adventure where you will take a turn at the helm, help in hoisting, trimming and lowering the sails, and this is not a sightseeing cruise. If you wish to take a pleasure cruise, we recommend booking one of the sail out cruises aboard the Empire Sandy.

Note: Sail Out, Dinner Cruise, and Captain’s Reception tickets do not include a Passport (deck tours on other ships), however if you would like to upgrade your general admission wristband (included in your ticket price) you will have the option to do so at the time of purchase. Please note that the upgrade option is ONLY available at the time of purchase and general admission cannot be traded in or upgraded at a later date. The upgrade option is available for specialty ticket purchases only.

Hands On Sailing Adventure:

Become part of the crew of Brockville’s tall ships, Fair Jeanne and Black Jack and visiting St. Lawrence II for an immersive tall ship adventure.  During this hands-on experience you will take the helm, set the sails, learn about reading charts and experience first hand how to sail a tall ship. This is your opportunity to live the adventure of tall ship sailing!  Sail “trainees” must be aged 12+ and be able to move around the ship without mobility aids.  Closed-toe, flat, rubber soled shoes are required

Hands On Sailing Adventure Schedule and Departure Locations:

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Dinner Cruise Tickets $85

Price: $85 per person (plus applicable fees) | includes one General Admission Wristband. Wristbands will need to be worn to access the boarding area prior to your cruise departure.

Children of any age will need a ticket for this event.

Keep in mind that only 720 dinner cruise tickets (three cruises of 240 each) will be available for sale so purchasing early will ensure your spot.

Note: Sail Out, Dinner Cruise, and Captain’s Reception tickets do not include a Passport (deck tours on other ships), however if you would like to upgrade your general admission wristband (included in your ticket price) you will have the option to do so at the time of purchase. Please note that the upgrade option is ONLY available at the time of purchase and general admission cannot be traded in or upgraded at a later date. The upgrade option is available for specialty ticket purchases only.

Dinner Cruise schedule (3 hours aboard the Empire Sandy):

All dinner cruises and sail outs will be boarding from Hardy Park.

Dinner Cruise Menu*** (2016 information, subject to change):

  • On Boarding: smoked salmon canapés, vegetable crudities, assorted domestic and imported cheese with crackers, shrimp platter with cocktail sauce.
  • On the Buffet: roast beef au jus with horseradish and seeded mustard, fresh baked selection of dinner rolls and butter, caesar salad, potato, mixed greens and pasta salads, assortment of cakes and seasonal fresh fruit platter, signature chocolate dipped strawberry at departure
  • Wine/Drinks can be purchased at the bar

***If you have special dietary requirements you must let us know at the time of booking.

Captain's Reception Tickets $50

Price: $50 per person (plus applicable fees) | includes one General Admission Wristband. Wristbands will need to be worn to access the festival grounds.

Your ticket to the Captain’s Reception will include the chance to tour the Bluenose II and one other tall ship in Centeen Park on either Friday or Saturday night, live entertainment, one drink ticket at the tall ship tavern, and finger foods (menu TBD).  Visiting ship captains and crew members will be in attendance and this is your chance to see two beautiful tall ships without the line ups in the daytime.

Captain’s Reception Dates and Times:

Note: Sail Out, Dinner Cruise, and Captain’s Reception tickets do not include a Passport (deck tours on other ships), however if you would like to upgrade your general admission wristband (included in your ticket price) you will have the option to do so at the time of purchase. Please note that the upgrade option is ONLY available at the time of purchase and general admission cannot be traded in or upgraded at a later date. The upgrade option is available for specialty ticket purchases only.

Gifting a Tall Ships Experience

Giving a Brockville Tall Ships Festival Experience as a gift but you won’t have the tickets in hand in time? Print out this certificate to give to the recipient. 

This certificate does not function in place of a ticket – you will still need to redeem your ticket through the ticket vendor in the way that they have indicated – but it does give you something you can print off and give as a gift. 

Support the Festival - Become a Tall Ships Friend

Love this festival and what it does for our community? Become a Tall Ships Friend! This level of sponsorship is perfect for individuals who want to help contribute towards the festival by giving a little extra towards the event. You will receive two 2019 Festival Passports and have your support recognized by having your name listed on the Brockville Tall Ships® Festival website http://www.tallshipsbrockville.com/sponsors-partners/ Click here to become a Tall Ships Friend

All dinner cruises and/or sail-outs are aboard the Empire Sandy which will be berthed at Hardy Park.

All tickets will go on sale in early December, 2018. Please note that advance sales of the festival passport will start at that time but that the printed passport will not be available until mid-March so that we can ensure that all participating ships are included in the booklet. All online and phone purchases will be mailed to you as soon as the passport is available. If you purchased other tickets in addition to your passport, your entire order will be mailed to you once the passport is available.

For more information on the event, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call Brockville City Hall at 613-342-8772 for information (voice recognition system – Just say “Tall Ships Festival”). If you have questions about the festival prior to purchasing your tickets, please call the above information line before calling the ticket vendor. Please call the ticket vendor only if you are ready to purchase tickets or have a question about ticket availability.

Ticket may be purchased in person or over the phone from the Brockville Arts Centre Box Office:
Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
613-342-8772

Tickets can be purchased online 24/7 through the online box office