The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim, Dana Point: Hours, Address, The Pilgrim Reviews: 4.5/5

The Pilgrim
4.5
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Richard B
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA1 contribution
The Pilgrim Sank in 2020
Apr 2020
Please note the Pilgrim is no more as she keeled over and sank in her slip at Dana Point Harbor sometime between Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2020. Attempts to salvage her were abandoned and she was removed in pieces. The Ocean Institute is still going strong.
Written March 29, 2021
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Carolyn Ferreira
San Clemente, CA14 contributions
The old masted schooner, the Pilgrim
Nov 2019
This is one of the first landmarks I saw after moving to San Clemente. I was so impressed that school-age kids can do an overnight on the ship! Talked my grandkids into considering doing that.
Written October 23, 2020
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Joe N
Laguna Beach, CA94 contributions
The Pilgrim is Lost
Mar 2020
The Pilgrim had been a focal point in the Dana Point Harbor for a long time... Unfortunately the Pilgrim sank and was removed from the Harbor. We understand she was not recoverable. The harbor will miss the children enjoying the camp experience on this vessel . Sorry but you will not have the chance to experience th Pilgrim.
Written August 28, 2020
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LikesBullmastiffs
Dana Point5 contributions
The Pilgrim is No Longer There
Jul 2020
Sadly, the Pilgrim keeled and sank earlier this year and was removed from the harbor. It was not recoverable. The harbor remains a beautiful place to visit, however.
Written July 26, 2020
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ct_coronado
Nashville, TN82 contributions
Awesome
Nov 2019
Great experience for kids right next to the Marine Institute. That whole area at the end of the harbor is a great spot for kids. Lots of learning activities that are fun.
Written December 10, 2019
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Steve B
Pasadena, CA68 contributions
An enjoyable learning experience
Oct 2019
We took a tour of the Pilgrim after reading the book "Two Years Before the Mast". How the tour brought the book alive. Our guide explained the ship and answered all of our questions. While we were waiting for the ship tour we had a tour of the Ocean Institute and learned about kelp, sea otters, the animals and fishes of the bay. It was worthwhile.
Written October 12, 2019
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Teri N
Beaver Dam, AZ21 contributions
Awesome ship
Jul 2019 • Friends
On Sundays we were able to take a tour of a sailing ship like the Pilgrim. It was excellent. We were able to watch the Pilgrim launch and set her sails once she got out of the harbor. It was a great experience.
Written July 20, 2019
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Bandonman
Massachusetts132 contributions
You cannot find a much better value than this $5 tour of a piece of history!!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Built in 1945, the "new" brig Pilgrim is a replica of the original Pilgrim sailed by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in 1834-35 on his historic cruise from Boston the coast of California, which he chronicled in his literary classic Two Years Before The Mast.

It's a great educational and fun experience to board this tall ship, hear how old-time sailors lived, and learn about Dana Point in the 1830s. Highly recommended.
Written July 15, 2019
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998sunshine
Newport Beach, CA63 contributions
The OLD Dana Point Beach? This was it.
Mar 2019 • Couples
This, except for the lack of waves, is what Dana Point looked like before the harbor was constructed. Dana Point felt remote and almost wild. I like it. Compared to the harbor area simply because there is little to do except enjoy the almost remote spot.
Written May 22, 2019
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Randy2353
North Palm Beach, FL1,769 contributions
Very cool
Dec 2018 • Friends
It is very cool to see a ship this old, and so big. Very unusual and interesting. The vessel is in good shape. Even if you don't get the chance to walk on it, it is still a sight to behold and it is worth the visit to walk around the dock. And of couse it's free to walk around the dock.
Written March 14, 2019
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  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM