2021 4th of July Independence Day on brigantine Matthew Turner

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Join us on Matthew Turner for a sail on San Francisco Bay to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day

Celebrate the 4th of July on a classic sailing ship decorated for the holiday!

Can’t make this sail? Check out our sailing calendar for other dates or treat a friend with a Gift Certificate

The Ship

Matthew Turner is a 132’ wooden brigantine, built in Sausalito, CA, launched in 2017 and sailing the Bay since 2020. She is an unique educational platform, serving students of all ages in Seamanship, Marie Science, Nautical History and Team Building instruction. Contact us to arrange an educational sail for a group.


Matthew Turner is docked at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito, CA.


Free parking is available in the US Army Corps of Engineer Bay Model Visitor Center lot. There will be an escort to walk you down the pier past the gate.


Matthew Turner has a public restroom on board. Restroom is available for use one at a time. We do recommend using shore facilities at the Bay Model as a priority prior to sailing.

Covid 19 Safety Protocol

  • Masks are required for all passengers
  • Temperature and health check for all passengers before boarding
  • Social distancing of 6′ between people if they are not in the same household
  • Cohorts of passengers will be spaced together, away from others in Zone seating areas
  • Vessel surfaces are sanitized before sailing
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for frequent use by all passengers

What to Bring

Bring a reusable water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated. You may bring food and beverages if packaged in single serving portions.

Dress in layers: a windbreaker, warm base layer, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. No high heels are permitted. Face masks are required

Cameras are welcome, but water can sometimes splash aboard. Protect your equipment accordingly.


We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog, and light showers. On occasion, we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme wind or rain. You will be notified within 24 hours of the scheduled sail and we will work with you to reschedule or refund your order.


A ticket is required for all passengers, including infants. Children 17 and under must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult.


We do not offer guests an option to cancel or reschedule within 7 days. No refunds if you miss the boat. Call of the Sea reserves the right to cancel a sail if that event does not meet our minimum capacity requirements. Call of the Sea will notify these customers at least 2 days prior to the event. Customers can reschedule for another sail or receive a full refund.

Why Call of the Sea?

We’re a nonprofit supporting on-the-water environmental educational programs to youth. Community Sails are a great way to share our mission and to help lower costs for educational sails. If you are interested in youth field trips, please check out our website.

Fair winds