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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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Guided tours of the Matthew Turner, for up to 8 people, are available at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 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 group tours or more information by emailing sylvia@callofthesea.org or calling 415-886-4973 ext #1.

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All dressed up!

Matthew Turner, all dressed up for the Call of the Sea Gala on June 9th.

Sewing Team!

The sewing team at work making chafe guards for mooring lines and repairing Seaward's sail

Sail Set

Raised the main stays'l

On Deck News

A few scenes from the work day on Matthew Turner.

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