What is Voyage Seaward?

Voyage Seaward is a 5-day overnight program in which participants experience nature and build self-confidence through the adventure of sailing a tall ship. Participants keep watch, sleep on-board the ship, and contribute to sailing activities. Furthermore, participants practice the scientific method to learn marine biology and ecology. Voyage Seaward gives young people a meaningful connection with their bay and coastal waters and offers the benefits of an extended, live-aboard sailing program.

When is Voyage Seaward?

Summer voyages are Tuesday through Saturday. Available dates in 2019 include:

  • June 11th-June 15th

  • August 6th-August 10th

  • August 13th-August 17th

Why Voyage Seaward?

Participants form a cohesive team, learn to sail under the guidance of a professional captain and crew, and experience an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on the bay and coastal maritime environment.

Voyage Seaward is expanded and may include additional topics in:

  • Physical oceanography including tides, currents, waves, depth and temperature measurements

  • Meteorology including global and local wind patterns and fog

  • Bay and coastal marine science including local organisms, water chemistry, and bottom sampling

  • Navigational exercises, finding position by triangulation, dead reckoning (speed-time-distance), plotting current effects by vectors, and introduction to GPS

  • Sail training along with sailors’ arts, maritime literature, and other relevant topics

How do I reserve spots on a Voyage Seaward?

When you’re ready to reserve your spot, please complete our registration form and submit a deposit. Upon completion of the registration form, we will email you a Youth Medical and Liability Waiver to sign and submit.

Total cost is $800 per participant. A 20% deposit ($160) reserves your spot. The balance is due no later than two weeks before the trip. We can process credit card payments securely online at https://callofthesea.org/voyage-seaward-payment/. Please note there is a convenience charge for credit card payments. Checks should be made out to “Call of the Sea” and can be mailed to 3020 Bridgeway #278, Sausalito, CA 94965. Please include the name of your Youth Participant with your payment.

For financial assistance, please complete a scholarship application (also embedded in the bottom of this page) as well as register for your sail in the link above.

To prepare for the voyage, you are welcome to review our supplemental materials (also available in Spanish) with the youth participant(s).

We look forward to creating a memory that lasts a lifetime!

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