Red Oak Victory offers sweeping views & pancakes for Mother’s Day

Red Oak Victory offers sweeping views & pancakes for Mother’s Day
Photos by Kathy Chouteau taken from a pancake breakfast event on the Red Oak Victory.

By Kathy Chouteau

Richmond’s favorite WWII Victory ship, the Red Oak Victory, is kicking off its annual spring and summer breakfasts with the “Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast” Sun., May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. While breakfast ends at 1 p.m., the historic ship remains open for exploration until 4 p.m.

Climb aboard the ship’s deck to treat your mom to a truly unique experience—a pancake breakfast complete with extraordinary views of San Francisco Bay. The pancake breakfast consists of pancakes, sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs served from the ship’s galley. Coffee, apple slices and OJ will also be served up, not to mention mimosas for the adults. Breakfast is $15 for adults and $5 for children age 8 and under.

Live musical entertainment will be provided during the breakfast by The Sites Show, with their unique blend of North and South American Rock & Roll. Guests can also send free Radiograms from the ship, or take a docent-led tour at a discount.

“We want to thank Kaiser Permanente for their generous support of our Pancake Breakfasts,” said the Red Oak Victory crew in an online statement. “The Kaiser Shipyards and Permanente Metals Corporation built Red Oak Victory nearly 80 years ago and they continue to support her preservation.”

Other Pancake Breakfasts aboard the Red Oak Victory are scheduled for June 18 (Father’s Day), Aug. 20. Sept. 17 and Oct. 8 during Fleet Week.

To purchase tickets, click here. The Red Oak Victory is located at 1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 5, in Richmond. Questions? Contact [email protected]. Learn more about the Red Oak Victory ship here.