The two historic tall ships docked in Newport Harbor have extended their stay for another week.
Their next scheduled port, Oceanside, has impassable shoals, so the 18th- and 17th-century replicas will remain in Newport until Jan. 11, a representative of the ships announced Thursday.
Visitors will be able to sail aboard the Lady Washington, also known as the HMS Interceptor from 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," and the Hawaiian Chieftain during mock battles or "adventure" cruises at 2 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8. Crews in period costume also mill aboard the boats as they are docked at the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Hwy.
Walk-on tours at the docks do not require a reservation, and have a $3 suggested donation. Reservations for the cruises are recommended; prices range from $35 to $60.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.
— Mike Reicher