We are proud of our programs to get school groups out in nature for physical and mental fitness.
Our kayaking lessons can be used to meet physical education requirements in public and private schools.
We visit the outdoor habitats of birds and marine mammals to learn about the importance of keeping our planet clean and healthy.
We offer school group discounts for all of the tours below.
Join us for this fun and exciting tour by kayak on San Diego Bay.
We'll meet at Shelter Island for an introductory paddling lesson. Then we'll launch our kayaks for a beautiful tour of the bay traveling toward Point Loma.
Along the way we'll visit the marine mammal training area where they work with dolphins and sea lions. Then we paddle to the local bait barge where the California Sea Lions hang out. We also see many species of birds such as Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Double Crested Cormorants and Great Blue Herons.
We make it easy for you to join us on this paddle. We provide all the kayaks and equipment plus an introductory paddling lesson. No previous kayaking or swimming experience is required.
We use stable, comfortable 2-person kayaks that are easy to paddle for a safe, enjoyable day on the bay.
Bring your family and friends for an up-close-and-personal view of the California Sea Lions.
Cost is $44 per adult, $18 per child (2-14 years of age) sharing a kayak with an adult. Includes kayak, life vest, paddle, introductory lesson, and instructor/guide. $22 discount if you want to bring your own kayak.
Call for group discounted pricing.
To pay by credit card, click one of the links below with the date and time you want. This will take you to the page where you just select the quantity you want for each type of ticket. Then select the Check out with PayPal button where you can enter your credit card info. Your information is secure as we do not keep credit card information on our computers. Once your payment is made, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.
If you prefer to pay with a check, call us at 619-282-3520 or email us to reserve your space. Once your space is reserved, you can download and print the 2-page Trip Sign-up form. Just fill it out and mail it to the address on the form along with your check. Once your paperwork is received, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.
PURCHASE TICKETS NOW by clicking one of the dates and times below.
Sunday, November 10, 9am-noon - this session sold out
Sunday, November 10, 1-4pm - this session sold out
Saturday, November 16, 1-4pm - this session sold out
4-Day Adventure: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14, 2013
7-Day Adventure: Tuesday, July 15 - Monday, July 21, 2014
4-Day Adventure: Friday, August 15 - Monday, August 18, 2014
Join us as we set sail from the Maritime Museum on San Diego Bay to the beautiful waters surrounding Catalina Island aboard the schooner Californian. This voyage offers a unique perspective on seamanship, maritime history and the awesome beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
Sailing aboard the Californian offers an opportunity to step into the past and experience the romance of tall ship sailing. The 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 and perhaps even going aloft.
This adventure will use the tall ship, Californian, as our "moving hotel" as we cross the Pacific to various islands. Upon arrival we launch the kayaks to explore sea caves and beaches for an up- close-and-personal look at the amazing marine world of California sea lions, colorful sea stars, and the bright orange garibaldi,
The 4-day adventures explore the coast of Catalina Island. The 7-day adventures will visit three of the Channel Islands including Santa Cruz Island with world famous Painted Cave, the largest sea cave in the world.
Cost for the 4-day adventure is $775. The 7-day adventure is $1095. Includes sailing adventure (departure and return San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego Bay), guided kayaking tours, meals and accommodations on the Californian.
Along with the challenge of sailing a tall ship and becoming accustomed to a more rustic lifestyle, you'll share with your shipmates the 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!
View our photos from the latest trip http://www.flickr.com/photos/eventvenuesmmsd/sets/72157636693702873/
To sign up and to get a complete itinerary and equipment list go to the San Diego Maritime Museum webpage at: