Join Pacific Heritage Tour as they set sail for a unique tall ship experience. The full-scale galleon replica San Salvador, the first European vessel to explore California’s Coast, sets sail October 15th for a five day and four-night ocean- going experience, departing San Pedro with a voyage to Catalina Island and returning to Maritime Museum of San Diego October 19th. Meals and accommodations included.
For the novice or the experienced sailor, the Catalina Island Adventure Sailing Experience allows passengers the opportunity to join the crew with sail training lessons and shipboard activities including hands-on demonstrations and practical experience of traditional and celestial navigation, cartography, and sail handling, including knots.
Evening programs on Catalina Island archeology and natural resources, Cabrillo’s journey, California’s Origin story, and first people’s encounters with the unknown are sure to entertain and educate all aboard. No experience necessary, only good attitudes for uncharted adventure.
San Salvador is a full-scale 1542 Galleon replica of explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's flagship, the first European vessel to explore California’s coast.
Cabrillo’s San Salvador: A Pacific Heritage Tour, commemorates the 1542 expedition led by explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo aboard the original San Salvador. Among Cabrillo’s many discoveries was present-day San Diego Bay, where the full-scale, seaworthy replica of his flagship galleon was built by skilled shipwrights and volunteers under the auspices of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Twenty years in the planning and five years in construction, San Salvador is the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s newest educational platform, bringing rich Pacific maritime history to life for adventurers young and old. The Pacific Heritage Tour provides an opportunity for other California cities to share the experience.
San Pedro to Catalina Island to San Diego
October 15 – October 19, 2017
About the sponsor:
Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels. The Museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Museum is located at Star of India Wharf in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309. The telephone number for general inquiries is 619-234-9153.