Tall Ships Festival

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  • Tall Ships Festival

  • Set sail with Metrolink to Dana Point!

  • Watch history come alive at the Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point Harbor. This extraordinary event at the Ocean Institute features surly pirates, mermaid encounters, tours of the tall ships, cannon battles, and much more. Purchase a Festival Adventure Pass when you first arrive and enjoy all day admission including free tours of the tall ships, plus access to pirate encampments, exhibitions, crafts and the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden.

    Visit the festival website for more details.


    Let Metrolink take you to all the fun!

    Taking Metrolink on the weekends won't break the bank! Adults, ride as much as you want Saturday or Sunday for just $10. Traveling with kids 5 and under? Each paying adult can bring up to three for free! All monthly ticket holders ride for free on weekends.


    Metrolink Train Schedule to San Juan Capistrano

    Both the OC line and the IEOC line can get you to the Tall Ships Festival. Be sure to exit the train at the San Juan Capistrano Station. Use the link below to find the best schedule.



    Free shuttle service

    The Ocean Institute will be operating free shuttle bus service from the San Juan Capistrano station to the Tall Ships Festival. The shuttle operates every 30 minutes both Saturday and Sunday. Meet the shuttle in front of The Vintage Steakhouse at the station.


    Buy Metrolink tickets at the station or on your phone.

    You can purchase tickets at any Metrolink stations from the ticket vending machine. If you download the Metrolink Mobile App, you can do everything from your smartphone.


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