Witness a spectacular fleet of tall ships racing through the Great Lakes and making their first ever Host Port appearance in Buffalo. Experience a weekend of family fun, filled with live entertainment, historical exhibits, food and beverages, and much more.
Thursday, July 4: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (No tall ship boarding)
Friday, July 5: General public ship boarding 11am – 5pm. (Groups 10am-11am by appt only.)
Saturday, July 6: General public ship boarding 11am – 5pm. (Groups 10am-11am by appt only.)
Sunday, July 7: General public ship boarding 11am – 5pm. (Groups 10am-11am by appt only.)
HAPPENINGS & ACTIVITIES
• Twelve Tall Ships
• Parade of Sail (Thursday, July 4, 2:00-5:00pm TIMES APPROXIMATE)
• Tall Ship Boarding (with Passport purchase)
• Tall Ship “Sailaway” Excursions — for details visit https://portofcallbuffalo.org/ships/excursion-ships
• Maritime Music
• Family Entertainment
• Children’s Activities
• Shuttle Service to Erie Basin Marina ships
PAID POCB PASSPORTS AND HAND STAMPS (OR VIP WRISTBANDS) ARE REQUIRED TO BOARD TALL SHIPS
Basil Port of Call Buffalo includes the Parade of Sail, family entertainment, maritime music and all other festival activities and services. To board any or all of the tall ships, a POCB Passport is required and allows the visitor to board as many separate ships as possible in one day, with one boarding per ship, for the specific day that the POCB Passport is redeemed.
Passport Vouchers cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+ and veterans, and $10 for children 11 years of age and under and can be purchased for July 5, 6 and 7, 2019.
Tickets can be purchased here!
***A limited number of ADULT VIP PASSPORT VOUCHERS are on sale for $125 each, and allow for unlimited and expedited tall ships boarding all weekend, preferred parking, entry to the Wegmans Hospitality Deck aboard Empire Sandy (Zone B) and complimentary refreshments***
Passport Vouchers purchased online must be redeemed for POCB Passports at Info Centers throughout the festival site and visitors will receive a dated hand stamp for the day the Passport Voucher is redeemed. VIP PASSPORT purchasers will receive a wrist band good for all three days of ship boarding (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)