Veterans Day Defending the Bay Sail

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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.

Please note:

If there are fewer than 12 tickets sold a sail may be canceled, in which case you will be notified and your tickets will either be refunded or transferred to another date of your choosing.

25% Discount for veterans! Use Promo code: Veteransdiscount

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

Covid 19 Safety Protocol

Masks are strongly recommended to access the interior spaces on the ship


The ship is docked at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito, CA. Access is via Marinship Way


Free parking is available in the US Army Corps of Engineer Bay Model Visitor Center lot. Based on recent trends, parking may be limited in the Bay Model parking lot due to Sea Trek Kayaking and the Bay Model being very busy in the mornings and early afternoons. Spillover parking is available on Bridgeway (non metered all day spots) and on weeekends in front of #10 Libertyship Way in the yellow zones.

Check in

Please wait at the gate to the pier in front of the Bay Model. There will be an escort to walk you past the gate, down the pier to the ship. M

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.


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.


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


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

Fair winds!

Post sail, you can join our neighbor, Sea Trek, which has organized a Veterans event at the Bay Model’s amphitheater . This is an open discussion on the veteran identity topic. Highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of military service and veteran issues. Our goal being to start the conversation on these issues and work to bridge what is known as the civilian-military cultural divide.”

This open discussion is Free and Open To The Public. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Sign Up for the discussion Here

More information about the event here