Call of the Sea provides youth of all backgrounds access to the unique ecology, rich history, and beauty of San Francisco Bay and the California coast.

Come aboard schooner Seaward for Bay Explorations, 3-hour field experiences in San Francisco Bay for up to 40 participants. Book a sail for 3rd-12th grade students anytime from April to November from 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Please email info@callofthesea.org to check your date(s) then, once confirmed, complete this Bay Exploration registration form.

Schools may be eligible for full or partial scholarships. Learn more on our page for teachers.

Book a Bay Exploration for Your Class

SEAWARD CLASSIC

Navigation

Plankton

Seamanship

OCEANOGRAPHY

Benthic Grab

Secchi Disc

Van Dorn Bottle

Plankton

SAILOR FOR A DAY

Navigation

Seamanship

Maritime History

SCIENTIST FOR A DAY

Sail Theory

Marine Mammals

Microplastics

Lessons

Call of the Sea offers several lesson plans. We adapt our pedagogical approach to enhance the learning outcomes you would like to see for your students. Teachers are encouraged to collaborate with us to create lesson plans to suit educational goals.

Click here for lesson descriptions.

Learn more about our curricular commitment.

Logistics

Board and disembark at our home port at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Pier, Sausalito, CA.

We are exploring docking options for our neighboring cities to increase access. Email info@callofthesea.org to ask about docking in a Bay Area port near you.

Total cost is $1,350 for up to 30 participants or $1,550 for up to 40 participants. For educational sails that require a different pickup/drop-off other than our Sausalito dock, there is a $300 docking fee.

Once you’ve booked your sail, please find liability waivers and additional resources for teachers.

Scholarships

We strive to make these programs accessible to students of all backgrounds, and provide scholarships to families and schools with financial need. Please complete this scholarship application and email info@callofthesea.org to see if you qualify.

Scholarships would not be possible without the generous support of our donors and sponsors. If you do not qualify for a scholarship, we can offer support for your school or program to fundraise for your on-the-water educational experience.