- Register for a program
- Pay deposit
- Sign the required medical forms, liability releases, and photo releases for all participants in the appropriate Voyage Preparation document
Youth Voyage Preparation
Adult Voyage Preparation
Additional Items to Review
During this voyage, you will:
Explore and learn about the marine environment and ecology
Learn the importance of being good stewards of the ocean.
Develop friendships and new physical skills.
All campers should have the physical stamina for tasks such as lifting, pulling, and climbing. No sailing experience is necessary, but participants must be willing to endure seasickness if it occurs. Boys and girls sleep separately, with crew nearby.
The ship is docked at the Bay Model Pier at 2100 Bridgeway Sausalito, CA 94965, unless otherwise specified. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time on the first day of your program. Our staff will meet you outside of the Bay Model Visitor Center to check you in.
There is plenty of parking on-site and a restroom on shore.
The first meal served on-board will be lunch.
Pick up your youth at pick-up time on the final day of the trip at noon–please check with your lead organizer if they have a custom start/end time.
There will be an opportunity for parents and families to come aboard the vessel at this time.
Participants will eat breakfast onboard on the last day and will have access to snacks. Lunch will not be provided on the last day.
Be polite and respectful to the other participants and the crew.
Follow rules and directions carefully, especially while sailing or swimming.
Absolutely no drugs or alcohol.
Please share dietary restrictions (vegetarian, non-diary, etc.) and other special requests (C-PAP) with the Program Director as soon as possible.
All over-the-counter and/or current prescriptions, vitamins, and supplements must be checked in with with Call of the Sea staff.
We encourage youth to fully engage during this voyage without the distractions of the internet. No cell phones, ipods, laptops, tablets, etc. If you arrive with a cell phone or similar device, we will safely store it during the voyage. Cameras and/or video recording devices are allowed.
If you act in an inappropriate manner, your parent/guardian will be contacted. Call of the Sea reserves the right to expel you from the trip without any refund of tuition.
Our vessels are inspected regularly and certified by the United States Coast Guard. View the Safety at Sea document for detailed information about Call of the Sea’s safety protocol.
Our crew of mariners and educators are experienced in providing safe adventures at sea. As required by the US Coast Guard, our Captain and Mate are licensed mariners. Crew are enrolled in a random drug-test program, are over 21 and have been background checked. Read more about our current crew.
Office staff is in communication with the ship on a daily basis. If an accident or injury happens at sea we will contact the emergency contact person as soon as possible.
If you need to reach your youth during their program, contact Call of the Sea staff to relay the message:
Emergency Contact #1–Operations Manager Sylvia Stompe: 415-384-1061
Emergency Contact #2–Executive Director Steven Woodside: 707-529-7775