5907 E. Valley Forge Dr., Orange, CA 92869
PIRATE SEA CAVE ADVENTURE AT DANA POINT
SING-ALONG SEA SHANTIES WITH QUEEN ANNE'S BLOUSE
BLACK STAR CANYON GHOST WALKS
Hike to the hidden SEA CAVE at Dana Point with Captain Will Radford. WEAR A PIRATE UNIFORM AND TALK LIKE A PIRATE. Navigate the rocky TIDE POOLS below steep cliffs. Search for sea hares, crabs, lobsters, octopi, peregrine falcons and other wild beasts. SING SEA SHANTIES and hear tall tales of buccaneers, sea monsters and buried treasure. Bring a full meal in a backpack to enjoy at the cave. THIS EXPERIENCE IS DEPENDENT UPON CALM SURF CONDITIONS AND LOW TIDE. Remember, dead men tell no tales...
You are invited to sing sea shanties with our pirate band, Queen Anne's Blouse, on the The Ketch Mayflower at 19th St Dock in Newport Beach! This is your opportunity to dress, talk and sing like a pirate. Bring the whole family, friends and a picnic dinner to enjoy while singing along to classic and original sea shanties. If you contact us in advance, you can enjoy discounted food delivered from Lighthouse Cafe thanks to Chaya, one of our volunteers who works at the nearby restaurant! SEE MENU.
East of Old Town Orange, a rural road winds past rolling foothills en route to the Santa Ana Mountains where the infamous Black Star Canyon awaits curious visitors. After dark, wander up this hiker’s paradise past fragrant shrubland and oak woodland. Cross a bridge over an intermittent creek. Listen for frogs, owls, voices, footsteps and other unseen nocturnal activities. Learn tragic tales of Spanish soldiers, Indigenous people, mountain men, homesteaders, miners, ranchers, banditos and grizzly bears who may still haunt this ancient landscape. Look for toads, snakes, tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, burrowing scorpions and glowworms.
In partnership with Haunted Orange County, join naturalist, storyteller and local historian Joel Robinson on this 3-hour, 3-mile hiking tour and investigate the natural history, rumors and mysteries of this legendary canyon.
REENACTMENT, STORYTELLING & OUTDOOR MUSIC
The deck of the Mayflower will serve as a stage and the dock will serve as a seating area for participants.
Parking is available along Bay Ave and 19th St. Bring your own musical instruments, portable seating and/or blankets.