Both traditionally built, wooden ships will be open for tours and mock battles, complete with cannon fire, during the festival at Seaside Lagoon, which focuses on water quality issues and educational programs.
The Californian was built at Spanish Landing in San Diego Bay and launched for the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The ship is a replica of an 1847 revenue cutter, the C.W. Lawrence, which patrolled the coast during the Gold Rush.
The Newport Beach-based Lynx was built in Maine in 2001.
Reservations for day sails and tour are available by calling (866) 446- 5969, or go to http://www.privateerlynx.com.