Call of the Sea is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people to the sea through the unique hands-on experience of sailing our schooner SEAWARD.
Schooner SEAWARDhada busy season in 2009. More than 3,300 young people sailed aboard Schooner SEAWARD, coming from elementary, middle, and high schools, community and youth groups over Northern California, including many underserved youth from East Bay, San Francisco, and Marin communities.
Read on to learn how our educational programs, public sails, and private charters are a 'way to the bay' and to the world of the sea.
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Our three hour program, Bay Explorations, gives students a rich, hands-on experience aboard a classic schooner, as they learn about coastal history; practice navigation and seamanship. More...
During these multi-day sea-going adventues, under the guidance of a professional captain and crew, students are challenged to become a team through learning to sail a classic schooner and take her on a voyage beyond the Golden Gate. More...
Bay & Beyond...
To augment our core educational programs, Call of the Sea offers special events, public sails, adult sail training and private charters. Enjoy a peaceful sunset sail, an adventurous voyage to the Farallon Islands, or book the Schooner Seaward for your special occasion. More...
How You Can Get Involved
We appreciate your help! Some ways to become part of Call of the Sea are to:
Sail - Support our mission by sailing on a Public Sail, special event or booking a private charter.
Donate - We rely on donations to support scholarship programs as well as a portion of the costs needed to successfully devote a vessel to educational purposes.
If you wish to support our efforts to provide quality education at sea for youths, you can now donate online by visiting our secure page, hosted by PayPal. Choose whatever donation amount you'd like to make - we appreciate your support in any way that you can give it.
We welcome volunteers to become part of our community and get involved in all aspects of the organization work on the ship as well as administrative and organizational projects.
Spread the word - Tell teachers, parents, youth groups, and kids about this unique educational opportunity.
Join us as SEAWARD journeys south for the winter along the California and Baja coasts and into the Sea of Cortez. We offer a variety of multi-day trips, appropriate for all levels of sailing expertise. Individuals, groups, and familieswelcome!Sail Mexico!
We also have some dates available for private charters while the schooner is in Mexico. Call (415) 331-3214 for more information and to schedule.
We offer a variety of 3-hour sails around San Francisco Bay and a few full day sails out to the Farallon Islands. Individuals, groups, and families are welcome.Sail With Us!
Also, Look into ourPrivate Charters!