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Marine Wildlife Observation Sail on Matthew Turner

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$69 – $99

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Bay Model Visitors Center

2100 Bridgeway

Sausalito, CA 94965

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
A 3 hour sail with a focus on the marine life and ecology of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate, led by Marine Biology Naturalists.

About this event

Starting September 1, 2021, Proof of Vaccination is required for all passengers age 12 or older to board the ship.

If there are fewer than 12 tickets sold, a sail may be canceled, in which case you will be notified and your tickets will either be refunded or transferred to another date of your choosing.

Check in is at the start time of the event or shortly thereafter, followed by boarding. No need to come earlier than the posted start time.

All ages welcome on this event.

  • Activate your curiosity by observing, identifying and learning about key species that call the San Francisco Bay Estuary home or migrate through the local waters

The Ship

Matthew Turner is a 132’ wooden brigantine, built in Sausalito, CA, launched in 2017 and sailing the Bay since 2020. She is an unique educational platform, serving students of all ages in Seamanship, Marie Science, Nautical History and Team Building instruction. Contact us to arrange an educational sail for a group.

Location

Matthew Turner is docked at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, CA. Access to the ship and parking lot is via Marinship Way.

Parking

Free parking is available in the US Army Corps of Engineer Bay Model Visitor Center lot. There will be an escort to walk you down the pier past the gate.

Restrooms

Matthew Turner has a public restroom on board. Restroom is available for use one at a time. We do recommend using shore facilities at the Bay Model as a priority prior to sailing.

Covid 19 Safety Protocol

  • Masks are required for all passengers
  • Vessel surfaces are sanitized before sailing
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for frequent use by all passengers
  • Health check for all passengers before boarding
  • Social distancing of 6' between people if they are not in the same household

What to Bring

Bring a reusable water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated. You may bring food and beverages if packaged in single serving portions.

Dress in layers: a windbreaker, warm base layer, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. No high heels are permitted. Face masks are required

Cameras are welcome, but water can sometimes splash aboard. Protect your equipment accordingly.

About Marine Wildlife Observation Sails

The Bay supports over 130 species of fish, including salmon and other anadromous fish, which spend most of their lives in the ocean but return to fresh water to reproduce. Harbor seals, gulls, sea bass, geese, thousands of other species of fish, plants, mammals, reptiles, and birds thrive in the San Francisco Bay estuary. Learn more about the San Francisco Bay Estuary

Naturalists for September 25 Sail: TBD

August 19, 2020: Allison Payne is a graduate student researcher with the Hines Lab at San Francisco State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center, where she is working on her M.S. in Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Science. Current research looks at the accumulation of entanglement scars on central Californian humpback whales over time. She is also a researcher with the Marine Mammal Center Cetacean Field Research team, where they study harbor porpoises, humpback whales, gray whales, and bottlenose dolphins. She received her undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley and has worked in labs around the world studying everything from squirrels to ancient whale fossils, and will be starting a PhD at the University of California Santa Cruz studying elephant seals in the fall of 2021.Enjoy a preview at this Gallery of Marine Life by Naturalist Allison Payne

August 19, 2020: Bekah Lane is a graduate student at the San Francisco State Estuary and Ocean Scientist and a student researcher in the Cetacean Field Research Division of The Marine Mammal Center. For her Master's thesis, she models ship strike risk to humpback whales in San Francisco Bay and has been involved in several other marine mammal research projects since she moved to the Bay Area in 2019. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Bekah started learning about marine conservation through books and documentaries and eventually developed a strong passion for marine mammals and the ocean in general. She's worked on whale watching vessels on both the east and west coasts of the United States and treasures every opportunity to be on the water. Bekah also has a Master's of Science in Education and is excited about sharing her love for ocean conservation with others through experiential learning.

Weather

We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog, and light showers. On occasion, we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme wind or rain. You will be notified within 24 hours of the scheduled sail and we will work with you to reschedule or refund your order.

Tickets

A ticket is required for all passengers, including infants. Children 14 and under must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult.

Cancellation

You may cancel or reschedule up to 24 hours before the event. No refunds if you miss the boat. Call of the Sea reserves the right to cancel a sail if that event does not meet our minimum capacity requirements. Call of the Sea will notify these customers at least 2 days prior to the event if possible. Customers can reschedule for another sail or receive a full refund.

Why Call of the Sea?

We're a nonprofit supporting on-the-water environmental educational programs to youth. Community Sails are a great way to share our mission and to help lower costs for educational sails. If you are interested in youth field trips, please check out our website.

Can't make this sail? Check out our sailing calendar for other dates or treat a friend with a Gift Certificate

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Location

Bay Model Visitors Center

2100 Bridgeway

Sausalito, CA 94965

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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