During its six-month "Hands-On History for Youth" tour of California and Oregon ports, Hawaiian Chieftain conducted dozens of education programs for K-12 school and home-school groups. The ship also took guests on weekend Adventure Sails and port-to-port transits. Of the 1,357 spaces available on Adventure Sails and transits through March 25, Hawaiian Chieftain welcomed 922 guests, or 68 percent of capacity. That’s the best performance for Hawaiian Chieftain since it was acquired by the Historical Seaport in 2004.
In addition, several sails were added to California and Oregon stops due to high ticket demand. Thirteen sails were sold out or came within one ticket of selling out. During the 2008-2009 California tour, the ship operated at 44 percent of capacity, an estimate based on sales for both Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain last winter. Huzzah for Hawaiian Chieftain!