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Hands-on Ship Simulator Tours

July 1–September 2
Free and first come first serve | All ages welcome
Saturdays | Every half hour from 12:00–4:00 PM (last one at 3:30 PM)

Pilot a ship into Seattle’s Elliott Bay (or under the Golden Gate Bridge!) and experience what it’s like to drive into a storm as you don the role of captain in our state-of-the-art Ship Simulator! Our simulator is a destination for Commercial Pilots to train to safely steer a commercial ship into ports across the west coast. These interactive tours offer a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at a professional mariner training facility and experience it first-hand as you navigate through a person-overboard drill.

Check in for your tour at the Chandlery located at 431 Water St, Port Townsend. Kids aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Jul 01 2023


Every half hour from 12:00–3:30 PM (last one at 3:15 PM)
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 01 2023
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Chart Room & Pilothouse Simulator
431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368


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431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.3628 x100
Fax: 360.385.4742


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