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Expanding horizons through experiential, environmental education under sail.

Call of the Sea is an educational non-profit based out of Sausalito, CA, serving Bay Area youth. We set sail to educate, engage, connect and inspire. We cast off the dock lines to cultivate environmental stewardship in future generations and we hoist canvas to celebrate maritime history and tradition.

From three-hour educational day sails to multi-day overnight adventures, Call of the Sea’s youth programs provide hands-on, impactful learning experiences for youth in grades 3-12. Students find a unique connection with the outdoors aboard the classic schooner Seaward. Lesson content focuses on marine ecology and biology, maritime history, navigation and seamanship, teamwork and communication, and much more. Striving to make these programs available to students of all backgrounds, and to expand the scope of who we reach, Call of the Sea provides need-based scholarships as available.

While sailing through the present, Call of the Sea is also 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. After the successful launch in April of 2017, many hands continue to work away on the remaining installations. Educational programs are anticipated to begin in 2018.

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

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Hailing Port

Many people wonder why brigantine Matthew Turner has San Francisco instead of Sausalito as her hailing port.  One reason is that our namesake, the builder Matthew Turner used San Francisco as the port on Galilee

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Ships’ Projects

Today at the Shipyard, the crew is working on: dolphins to decorate Seaward for the

Crows’ Nest View

Randall and Noah, with the million dollar view from the crows nest!

Time Aloft

Randall Landaiche and Noah Limbach were the topmast crew on Dec 1st. Gorgeous sunny day,

Topmasts Are Up!

Matthew Turner with her full compliment of topmasts!

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Students Sailed
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
Tall Ship: Mike Jetter Aerials LLC 2017-07-24T23:22:11+00:00