Climb aboard and enjoy San Francisco and Sausalito from the water.  Community sails are open to all ages and no sailing experience is necessary!

Proceeds help support our youth educational programs.

Reserve an entire vessel for a group

Sailing a tall ship requires active listening, communication and cooperation, making it a powerful team building experience.  We offer educational activities in Maritime Heritage, Nautical Science and Marine Science on private sails for:

  • Corporate or Family events
  • Alumni Gatherings
  • Fleet week Airshow Viewing
Join a community sail
  • Sail by San Francisco sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Island.
  • Sit back and enjoy the view, or help sail the ship with the assistance of our professional crew.
  • Learn about Nautical Science, Maritime History and Marine Science from the onboard educators
  • Light refreshments are available on all public sails.
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Testimonial from a passenger on a community sail to the Farallones

I thank everyone at Call of the Sea so much for the excellent adventure we had on Sunday! 

We encountered whales, sea lions, sea birds, Pacific white sided dolphins, a strange plankton bloom, seals, and Mola Molas in abundance. My only [previous] encounter with a Mola Mola was back in the mid 1990s while scuba diving in a Monterey Bay feather boa kelp bed. On yesterday’s sail we encountered numerous Mola Molas just below the surface of the waves presumably warming up in the sun. Some were quite large and looked like a floundering boogie board with fins!

The main Farallon Island was most impressive with features that included sharp spires and arches of rock. On the return sail, it was easy to see why the San Francisco Bay remained a secret for several hundred years. The entrance to the bay was hard to spot from several miles out and sailors back in the day would not risk getting too close to shore for fear of having the ship blown to shore.

In conclusion, it was a remarkable trip that included fine sailing, a window into history, and an excellent chance to view sea life. I learned a great deal about Mola Molas as a result. The are a relatively new species of fish are found all over the world in vast numbers. On the way back to Sausalito, I saw the various rocks making up the geology of the Marin Headlands: graywacke sandstone, radiolarian chert, serpentinite, pillow basalts, and shale. And into those formations were built the various types of Coastal Defenses that range from the dreadnought era to the cold war.

I can’t wait to sail again! 

Sincerely, Monte Hugentobler