Voyages with Call of the Sea give young people a meaningful connection with their bay and coastal waters and offer the benefits of an extended, live-aboard sailing program:

  • Learn about sailing and seamanship
  • Gain self confidence on a challenging adventure
  • Build teamwork skills and make new friends

For Schools and Organizations

A school group or youth organization Voyage is a great way to build a team, mark a rite of passage, and create unforgettable experiences for your students!
Choose one of the Voyage programs below or co-create one with us. If there is a particular landmark you’d like to visit, let’s explore the possibilities!
  • Hike on the trail for a vista and lesson the the SF Bay watershed
  • Visit the former US Immigration Station
  • Camp overnight on the island or sleep in bunks on the boat
  • Sail along the California coast and practice steering and navigation
  • Experience the sights and sounds of the rich animal life at Pt Reyes National Seashore
  • Sleep aboard the ship and keep anchor watch at night to see constellations and bioluminescent plankton
  • Navigate to “Devil’s Teeth” archipelago and learn the history of ship wrecks on this continental shelf
  • Observe hundreds of bird colonies on an essential resting stop for migratory species
  • Learn about the role of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in preserving this national Marine Sanctuary
  • Sail along the California coast and practice steering and navigation
  • Experience the diverse ecosystem of the California coast with guided tidepooling
  • Sleep aboard the ship and keep anchor watch at night to see constellations and bioluminescent plankton
Contact us for info & to request sail dates
Register a group for a voyage

For Individuals

July 14-17, 2022  For ages 12-17  $1,050

Voyage on brigantine Matthew Turner.  Sail on San Francisco Bay and local anchorages such as Drakes Bay & Half Moon Bay.
  • Learn about sailing and seamanship
  • Gain confidence on a challenging adventure
  • Build teamwork skills and make new friends
  • Learn about marine life and the ocean
  • Stargaze at night while anchored off shore!
Register for a Call of the Sea youth voyage
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Call of the Sea Youth Voyage Overview

Call of the Sea voyages are overnight programs in which participants ages 13-17 experience nature and build self-confidence through the adventure of sailing a tall ship. Participants work to form a cohesive team to keep watch, sail the ship, and engage in an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on the bay and coastal maritime environment.

  • 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