2021 D-Day Defending the Bay Sail aboard brigantine Matthew Turner

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Join your fellow veterans in a tour of Presidio, Fort Point, Fort Baker & Fort McDowell and Treasure Island, as weather and tides allow.

25% Discount for veterans!

Departing from the site where WWII Liberty Ships were built, docents will be available to provide a detailed view of the history of these historic forts.

Covid 19 Safety Protocol

  • Health and temperature check before boarding
  • Masks are required for all passengers
  • Vessel surfaces are sanitized before sailing
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for frequent use by all passengers
  • Social distancing of 6′ between people if they are not in the same household
  • Cohorts will be placed in seating zones separate from other passengers. See further information on zones below

Location

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

Parking

Free parking is available in the lot. A crew member will meet you at the gate to the pier to escort you to the ship.

What to Bring

  • A reusable water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated.
  • Dress in layers: a windbreaker, warm base layer, gloves, hat, scarf, sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. No high heels are permitted.
  • Cameras are welcome, but please be aware that water can splash aboard. Protect your equipment accordingly.
  • Masks are required

Weather

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 at least 24 hours of the scheduled sail and we will work with you to reschedule or refund your order.

Tickets

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

Cancellation

You may cancel or reschedule your sail with 24 hour advance notice. No refunds for guests who 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 education. During the week, we provide educational programs to youth. Community Sails are a great way to share our mission with new people and to help lower costs for youth educational sails. If you are interested in youth field trips, please check out our website callof thesea.org.

Fair winds!

Covid 19 Zone seating Protocol

  1. Masks will be worn during the duration of the voyage by passengers and crew.
  2. Passengers will be assigned to seating area zones on the vessel that will be their home base during the duration of the sail on San Francisco Bay, spending most of their time during the trip in these assigned zones.
  3. Passengers should avoid close contact* with other passengers outside their zone.
  4. People can move around the boat as required to use the head, eat lunch or access their personal belongings.
  5. The charthouse can be accessed to get snacks, access personal belongings or get out of the elements for short periods, but time in the chart house should be minimized.
  6. When passengers leave their zone they should return to the zone within 10 minutes, in order to allow other passengers the space to move about.

The Captain will include these special COVID procedures during his safety briefing.

*CDC Guidelines: For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.