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Expanding horizons through experiential, environmental education under sail.

Call of the Sea is a educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) that has been serving thousands of Bay Area youth for over ten years.

Through our empowering shipboard programs aboard schooner Seaward, we cultivate environmental stewardship in future generations while celebrating maritime history and tradition.

Call of the Sea is making way towards a sustainable future: we’re creating a floating foundation for a hundred years of experiential youth education by building a historic, yet innovative wooden tall ship, Matthew Turner.

Be part of the legacy! Join the community of donors and volunteers who have supported Matthew Turner, the Bay Area’s own tall ship.

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Tall ship helpers!

The New Village School 4th graders came to help at the Matthew Turner shipyard which is being dismantled now that the ship is on the dock with all spars rigged. They helped clean things up


Daily guided tours of the Matthew Turner, for up to 8 people, are available at 1:00 pm Tuesday-Friday and on Saturdays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. You must sign up for these tours at the Bay Model Visitor Center lobby. Tours for large groups can be arranged with advanced notice. Contact Sylvia for arrangements at sylvia@callofthesea.org.

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Mainsail Measurements

First time to hoist the mainsail, in order to take some measurements, but that dark

Documentary Showing

"WE THE VOYAGERS" Join us for a "sneak preview" of Part 1 of a 3

Sea Shanties On Deck!

This salty group came by Matthew Turner last Saturday to sing the building crew some

Drone Captures Topgallant Yard Uprig

Peter Streitman took some wonderful drone footage of Kiel and Randall hoisting the topgallant yard

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Students Sailed
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East Bay Times: Kids Hear Call of the Sea 2017-08-14T18:17:35+00:00
Fox Channel 2 News: Youth STEM Program 2017-08-14T17:09:17+00:00
Environmental Education Under Sail 2017-08-14T18:50:35+00:00