Father’s Day Sail

Fathers Day Sail at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Father’s Day Sail

Make Father’s Day a special one-of-a-kind adventure!

Saturday, June 16 or Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to a Fathers Day celebration aboard Californian or San Salvador.

Before the sail each adult receives a delicious bratwurst sandwich, chips and a cold beer prior to sailing. Hot dogs and soft drinks are available for the kids.

Food will be served from 10am-11:30am and the 3 hour sailing trip will begin boarding at 11:30 and returns approximately at 3:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to enjoy the museum before and after the sail.

The museums experienced crew will make your Fathers Day celebration unforgettable while working the lines and handling the sails; as you sail around the beautiful calm waters of San Diego Bay.

  • Food served: 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Boarding Check-in ends: 11:30pm
  • Sailing adventure returns: 3:00pm
  • This adventure is better suited for kids 6 and older
  • Museum admission included with ticket. Enjoy exploring the Maritime Museum of San Diego, before or after your sail.
  • Details and ships subject to change for 2018.

2018 tickets not yet available.

The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California. The museums experienced crew will make your Fathers Day celebration unforgettable while sailing aboard a traditionally rigged tall ship. Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and we end the day with a rousing cannon salute. Watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relate the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

The San Salvador under the command of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542, before proceeding further north in search of new trade routes that would link Mexico to Asia and Europe. She was the first recorded European vessel to sail along Southern California, and survey its coastline.