Tall Ships Challenge Photo by Windseeker

Tall Ships Challenge Photo by Windseeker

Gulf Coast Tall Ships Challenge

For the first time in history, Tall Ships America will bring it's TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series of Tall Ships® races and port festivals to the Gulf of Mexico!

Join the Oliver Hazard Perry crew as they race from port to port; partake in the Parades of Sail alongside other magnificent vessels; and explore the waterfronts of some of America's most historical cities. 


Leg 1 (6 days): Galveston, Texas to Pensacola, Florida

  • 7pm Sunday, April 8th - 9am Friday, April 13th 
  • 21+ years old
  • $500 per person
  • Limited private cabins available for an additional $500 per person (based on double occupancy)

Leg 2 (6 days): Pensacola, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 7pm Sunday, April 15th - 9am Friday, April 20th 
  • 21+ years old
  • $500 per person
  • Limited private cabins available for an additional $500 per person (based on double occupancy)

Payment Terms:  Please note that a $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Two payments for remaining balance due 60 days and 30 days prior to voyage departure date.


Aboard Oliver Hazard Perry the focus is on learning 'from sailing' rather than learning 'to sail.' Each individual participates to the best of their ability within the rotating watch system and the efforts of every member of the ship's company are vital to the voyage. No one is a passenger: everyone works together to help make the voyage a success. No prior experience is necessary; no extraordinary fitness is required. 

Learn all about life on board here:


Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island highly suggests all trainees purchase traveler’s insurance in case of cancellation or trip interruption.