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.

For Schools and Organizations

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 an elephant seal colony
  • 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 to find out more & request sail dates
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For Individual Sailors

2020 Call of the Sea Youth Voyages

  • Vessel – Seaward
  • Locale – Gulf of the Farallones
  • Embarking / Disembarking Location – Sausalito
  • Vessel – Seaward
  • Locale – Gulf of the Farallones
  • Embarking / Disembarking Location – Sausalito
Register an individual for a voyage
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Pay by credit card or by mailing a check

Pay 100% balance by credit card – $800
Pay 50% deposit by credit card – $400
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Call of the Sea Youth Voyage Overview

Call of the Sea voyages are overnight programs in which participants ages 12-17 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