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. Our fundamental purpose is to think student first, teach experiential learning at our core, deliver maritime expertise and embrace sustainability on and off the water. We combine these components to present our programs to youth to enhance their lives.

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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Call of the Sea *Sail *Explore *Learn2017-12-20T00:02:02+00:00
East Bay Times: Kids Hear Call of the Sea2017-08-14T18:17:35+00:00
Fox Channel 2 News: Youth STEM Program2017-08-14T17:09:17+00:00
Environmental Education Under Sail2017-08-14T18:50:35+00:00
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