Farallones Sail on schooner Seaward

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A full day sail to the “Devil’s Teeth” Islands in the Gulf of the Farallones. Photo credit Josh Hill, US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Join us for a sail out the Gate! We will sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and past the Pt. Bonita Lighthouse on our way to the Farallones. Our onboard educators will be on hand to discuss the birds and marine life of the area.

  1. Please note:
  1. Check in is at the start time of the event followed by boarding. No need to come earlier than the posted start time.
  2. The end time of this sail may vary due to tides and wind conditions.
  3. Extreme weather may interfere with the plan to sail to the Farallones. If high winds or seas are forecast or encountered, the sail may be canceled or the itinerary may be changed to a long Bay sail.

What is Provided

There is an ice chest stocked with non alcoholic beverages and packaged snacks such as granola bars and chips. There will be sandwiches and sweets, as well as hot beverages.

What to Bring

Bring a reusable water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated.

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

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


Seaward is docked at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, CA. Access to the ship and parking lot is via Marinship Way.


Free parking is available in the US Army Corps of Engineer Bay Model Visitor Center West side/back lot, adjacent to Marinship Way.

Covid 19 Safety Protocol

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

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.


We recommend using shore facilities at the Bay Model as a priority prior to sailing. They are located in the round building in front of the Bay Model. Seaward has a public restroom on board, available for use one at a time.


We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog, and light showers. On occasion, we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme fog, 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 24 hours of the event. 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 24 hours 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.

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

Photo credit NOAA