Coastal Voyage to the Channel Islands plus Kayaking!

Californian Sailing


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California Coastal Voyage aboard a Historic Tall Ship.

A Channel Islands Sailing and Kayaking Adventure.

Journey to some of the most beautiful places off our Pacific coast.

Turn loose your adventurous side & spend a week sailing aboard the Tall Ship Californian. As guest crew you'll stand watch, haul lines, man the helm, and sail her along side with her regular crew!

Explore the sea (bring your snorkel & mask); encounter whales dolphins, and more; go land-side and explore the flora and fauna; brush up on your seafaring skills; take some time to just plain relax; and the list goes on...

This voyage departs the Maritime Museum of San Diego on July 23, and returns July 29, 2014. The ship will visit Catalina, Santa Barbara Island, Santa Rosa Island among others. Guests will have the chance to kayak around the islands and painted caves, man the helm, watch seals, dolphins, and more.

Sailing aboard Californian offers an opportunity to step into the past and experience the romance of tall ship sailing. Each leg offers a unique perspective on seamanship, maritime history and the awesome beauty of the Pacific. Space is limited and voyages typically sell out.

All onboard meals, Kayaks, life vests, paddles, safety equipment, and ACA certified kayaking instructor and tour guide are included.

Channel Islands sail information

  • July 22 to 29, 2014 - 8 days
    SD to Channel Islands and return. Includes kayak adventure.
  • October 10 to 13, 2014 - 4 days Catalina Sail. Click here for info.
  • Information packet - Click Here to download
  • Booking forms - Click Here to download
  • To reserve your spot or for more information on this unique adventure, call 619-234-9153 x106 or send an email by clicking here.

  • Sailing Adventure cost: $995.00 per person.
  • $75.00 administration fee for cancellations.

So pack your duffle bag and get ready for a one-of-a-kind sailing expedition aboard the Californian!

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Cruise Description

Climb aboard in the early afternoon for a sailor’s welcome and orientation to shipboard life. Stow your gear, meet your fellow shipmates, set the weekend watch schedule and test your physical skills for the opportunity to lay aloft in the rigging. The captain will soon give the command to get underway and begin the voyage north towards Catalina Island. The early afternoon departure will allow you to set the sails and harness any available wind to round Point Loma. Transiting north and west means sailing against the prevailing wind and current, so motoring will become the primary mode of propulsion as you venture toward the waters around Catalina Island. Day two and three will include a multitude of activities as we drop the kayaks over the side and explore the coastline of the island, sail training, relaxation, and possible shore time concluding at anchor for a hearty sailor's dinner and time to relive the days adventures.

Sailing aboard the Californian offers an opportunity to step into the past and experience the romance of tall ship sailing. Our friendly and experienced crew will be happy to share their knowledge with you, and as an active member of the guest crew you will take your turn standing watch, hauling lines, manning the helm perhaps even going aloft.
Along with the challenge of sailing a tall ship and becoming accustomed to a more rustic lifestyle, you'll share with your shipmates camaraderie of a sort rarely found on shore. If you have an adventuresome spirit, a robust nature and a passion for the sea, then this is the trip for you!

*Schedule is subject to change. Ocean Adventure Sails may be postponed or canceled due to adverse weather conditions, mechanical problems, safety concerns or for any reason determined by Maritime Museum of San Diego staff to be sufficient cause to cancel or postpone the sail. Postponements or cancellations may occur at any time right up to departure time. Refunds will be given to those persons that have purchased tickets on a Catalina Adventure sail which is subsequently canceled by Maritime Museum of San Diego management. Fare includes all meals while on board; must be at least 17 years old to sail aboard Californian on overnight cruises.



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