April 2007

An Unforgettable Adventure

Sail To Catalina Aboard The Schooner Californian

SAN DIEGO—Set sail along the beautiful Southern California coast aboard the State of California’s Official Tall Ship. Each trip to the ocean around Catalina Island aboard the schooner Californian offers a spectacular outlook on maritime history, seamanship, and the awesome beauty of the Pacific.

As active members of the guest crew, passengers take their turn standing watch, hauling lines, manning the helm — perhaps even going aloft. Along with the thrill of sailing a tall ship on the open ocean and a more rustic lifestyle, they enjoy camaraderie with their shipmates rarely found on shore.

Sailing aboard Californian is an extraordinary adventure travel experience for those who enjoy a challenge and love the ocean.

Californian is a replica of a mid-19th century revenue cutter. Designed for speed, she measures 145 feet in length. She has been designated the Official Tall Ship of the State of California.

Californian is owned and operated by the Maritime Museum of San Diego. She is crewed by both experienced professional sailors and skilled museum volunteers. Three and four day cruises depart from San Diego.

Fares range from $465 to $525 per person and include all meals while on board. Reservations and information are at (619) 234-9153, ext. 101 or online at www.sdmaritime.org.

Californian 2007 Cruise Schedule

Memorial Day Weekend Cruise* — May 25 – 28 (four days, three nights), departs/returns San Diego, $475 per person, *limited to Maritime Museum of San Diego members only

Catalina Adventure Sails — July 27 – 29 and Oct. 19 – 21 (three days, two nights), departs/returns San Diego, $465.00 per person

Labor Day Weekend Catalina Adventure Sail — Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 (four days, three nights), departs/returns San Diego, $525.00 per person

  For those prospective sailors who prefer a less intensive experience, or if you would like to get a feel for sailing aboard Californian before committing to one of the longer trips, the Maritime Museum of San Diego offers day sails aboard Californian throughout the year.

The museum’s adventure package admission includes a three-hour adventure sail on San Diego Bay on board Californian and admission to the museum and its fleet of historic ships. The adventure package is available most weekends throughout the year and selected weekdays during the summer months.

Schedule, information, and advanced tickets for the adventure package are available on the museum’s Web site at www.sdmaritime.org or by calling (619) 234-9153, ext. 101.

About The Maritime Museum of San Diego

The 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 Star of India. The museum is located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego.