Maritime Museum Of San Diego Announces New Fall 2019 Pacific Heritage Tour: A New Voyage Of Exploration
Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, announces their newest adventure at sea. Each fall since her completion in 2016, the Maritime Museum of San Diego has sent its galleon San Salvador on a coastwise voyage to other ports and California’s offshore islands, collectively known as the Pacific Heritage Tour (PHT).
- Tours aboard San Salvador at Oxnard- August 30, 31 & September 1, 2
- Day Sails aboard San Salvador at Oxnard – September 3, 4
- San Salvador Sailing Adventure – Channel Islands Harbor to San Diego
- San Salvador Pacific Heritage Tour Port Partner Press Release
Tours aboard San Salvador at Oxnard- August 30, 31 & September 1, 2
Now is your chance to see and board the San Salvador as she makes her passage to Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard CA during her Pacific Heritage Tour 2019.
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. She was the first recorded European vessel to sail along California, and survey its coastline.
Her expeditionaries established a generally friendly first contact with the indigenous peoples of that coast. The San Salvador must be considered the founding ship of San Diego and of the State of California. As such she functions as an “origin symbol” ship for San Diego in much the same way as the Mayflower is the origin symbol ship of New England.
Her story represents the beginning of a common heritage for the peoples of California, both past and present.
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Location: Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035. – Click for Google Map
Open to public Friday, August 30: 1-5pm
Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2: 10am – 5pm
Price range: $14.00 – $10.00
Day Sails aboard San Salvador at Oxnard – September 3, 4
Day sail aboard the San Salvador as she makes her passage to Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard CA during her Pacific Heritage Tour 2019.
These 3 hour Sailing Adventures are for people who love history, and sailing. Very few people have sailed aboard Galleons of the sixteenth century and these day sails will offer the public a chance to be aboard the magnificent galleon, San Salvador.
- San Salvador Sailing Adventure is 3 hours
- Check-in ends at 11:30am
- Return to museum at 3:00 pm
- Ticket range: $99.00 to $49.00
Location: Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035. – Click for Google Map
Galleon Replica San Salvador Sailing Adventure
Channel Islands Harbor to San Diego September 8 – 13, 2019
Cabrillo’s San Salvador: A Pacific Heritage Tour, commemorates the 1542 expedition led by explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo aboard the original San Salvador. San Salvador is a full scale replica of the flagship used by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo during the first European voyage to explore what would one day become the West Coast of the United States. Meticulously constructed by the Maritime Museum of San Diego over six years and US Coast Guard Certified, San Salvador is one of very few early modern replica ships in which members of the public can glimpse through experience what seafaring beyond the known world was like half a millennium ago. The San Salvador vessel is the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s newest educational and experiential platform, bringing our rich Pacific maritime history to life for adventurers young and old. Since 2016, Maritime Museum of San Diego has sailed the California coastline visiting Oxnard, Monterey, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, San Pedro, the Channel Islands and Ensenada, Mexico.
In addition, this year also coincides with the 500-year anniversary beginning the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan. As a unique commentary on these two voyages, for this year’s PHT program, San Salvador will embark with a group of world-renowned historians who will give lectures to the rest of the ship’s company, along with standing watch, steering, and sail handling with expedition participants.
Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, describes the adventure as “a rare exclusive bucket list opportunity for an immersive, educational experience at sea.”
Historians aboard include:
Dr. Carla Rahn Phillips, Union Pacific Professor (Emerita) Early Modern History, University of Minnesota of the Twin Cities, author of Six Galleons for the King of Spain and many other definitive works. Carla is one of the world’s foremost experts on Spanish seafaring in the age of exploration.
Dr. Alex Roland, coauthor and editor of The Way of the Ship, A History of the US Merchant Marine, Undersea Warfare in the Age of Sail, and former historian of NASA. Dr. Roland is one of the world’s leading experts on the history of technology, with an emphasis on military, naval, and maritime technology.
Dr. Timothy Runyan, historian, and experienced diver who has investigated historic shipwrecks, and coauthor of European Naval and Maritime History 300-1500 and many other works. Dr. Runyan is former Director of East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime History and Underwater Archeology, former Director of Maritime Heritage for NOAA’s National Maritime Sanctuaries, and is a Board member of the National Maritime Historical Society, from whom he was recently recognized with a lifetime achievement award.
Dr. Jim Cassidy, an archeologist and expert on the prehistoric maritime migrations to the Americas. He is co-author of California Maritime Archeology and has published numerous articles on North Pacific maritime prehistory. Jim is a former Regional Archeologist for the U.S. and is currently archeologist for the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Director of the Museum’s docent training program, and a qualified crew for the Museum’s fleet of historic vessels.
Dr. Raymond Ashley, President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego and Captain of the San Salvador. Dr. Ashley has been Director of the Maritime Museum since 1995, curator of ships, contributor to the Museum’s academic journal Mains’l Haul, and spearheaded the San Salvador project. Dr. Ashley holds a Coast Guard license for 200 tons, Master of Sail and teaches History of Navigation for the Museum’s Educational Program.
In addition to the above, both Dr. Phillips and MMSD President/CEO Dr. Ashley have been knighted by the King of Spain for their contribution to Spanish seafaring history.
The voyage will depart September 8 from Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, California, call in to the California Channel Islands (which have arguably changed little since Cabrillo’s day) and arrive in San Diego six days later on September 13. During the course of the voyage participants will learn how to sail a galleon, steer with a whipstaff, visit prehistoric archeological sites, learn about the Cabrillo and Magellan voyages, sixteenth century navigation, shipbuilding, and naval warfare, including actual use of the San Salvador’s formidable battery of artillery.
The 6 day/5 night new Voyage of Exploration tickets are $1,519 per person. Space is limited and early reservations encouraged. Meals and accommodations are included. Transportation to Channel Islands Harbor to board the vessel is not included. Guests must be 12 and up.
What adventurers had to say about past Pacific Heritage Tours:
Past Pacific Heritage Tour Pictures
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August 12, 2019
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Contact: Heather Behrens
(805) 984-6260 ext. 30
Cabrillo’s San Salvador: The Pacific Heritage Tour 2019 Created and Produced by Maritime Museum of San Diego Returns to Oxnard Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Be part of history as Maritime Museum of San Diego’s full-scale replica of San Salvador, the first European vessel to explore California’s coast, sails their next Pacific Heritage Tour and returns to Oxnard at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum with dockside exhibit Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2 and day sails Tuesday – Wednesday, September 3 and 4
OXNARD, CA — (AUGUST 12, 2019) — Sail across the centuries and be part of history as the full-scale replica of the first European vessel to explore California’s coastline. This fall Cabrillo’s San Salvador: The Pacific Heritage Tour will make another port stop along the West Coast, offering a variety of onshore exhibits and seagoing adventures for all ages. The Pacific Heritage Tour created by Maritime Museum of San Diego built and added San Salvador to the Museum fleet in 2015. The Museum, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels, will again sail San Salvador to Channel Islands Maritime Museum located in Oxnard, California.
Channel Islands Maritime Museum Executive Director, Peter Crabbe, EdD states “the inaugural year of the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Pacific Tour and San Salvador visit to Channel Islands Maritime Museum was an enormous success. We are looking forward to the ship’s return and excited about the new addition of day sailing experiences that we may offer to visitors.”
Since 2016, Maritime Museum of San Diego has sailed the California Coastline visiting Oxnard, Monterey, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, San Pedro, the Channel Islands and Ensenada, Mexico.
San Salvador is a full scale replica of the flagship used by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 during the first European voyage to explore what would one day become the West Coast of the United States. Meticulously constructed by the Maritime Museum of San Diego over six years and US Coast Guard Certified, San Salvador is one of very few early modern replica ships in which members of the public can glimpse through experience what seafaring beyond the known world was like half a millennia ago.
Channel Islands Maritime Museum will offer different planned events and immersive exhibits during San Salvador’s visit to Oxnard including:
• Open to the public for dockside viewing and tours: Friday, August 30 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Educational Field Trips: Friday, August 30 (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
• Educator’s Open House, Friday, August 30, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
• Day Sails: Tuesday, September 3 and 4; 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
San Salvador dockside Port visits will give the visitors a firsthand look at the historical replica of the 1542 galleon San Salvador, flagship for the Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Guest will learn of San Salvador’s mission and about the people encountered along the California Pacific Coast. Stepping on board, visitors will be immersed in the year of the 1542 as they wander on deck as though the crew left a few minutes earlier.
Channel Islands Maritime Museum San Salvador Tour Tickets are $14.00 for adults and $10.00 for CIMM members, seniors (ages 65 and older), children age 3-12 and under and military family members. Active military personnel and children under 3 are free. Ticket prices include general admission to Channel Islands Maritime Museum of San Diego. For tickets and information call (805) 984-6260 or visit cimmvc.org.
Educational Field Trip tour tickets are $5 per child. Teachers and Chaperones are free.
A new and special Pacific Heritage Adventure Day Sail aboard San Salvador will also be available Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4 from noon to 3:00 p.m.as part of the 2019 return to Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Tickets are $99.00 for adults, $94.00 for CIMM members, seniors (age 65 and older) and active military and family members, $59.00 for children 3-12 and $25.00 for 2 and under. Space is limited. For more information, guests should visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego website at sdmaritime.org or call (619) 234-9153 ext. 111.
ABOUT CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is open M/Th-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4PM and closed Tues and Wed for group tours and private member events, also, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. Explore galleries full of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s, more than seventy world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. Museum entry is free for members and children under 6, $7 adults, $5 seniors/military, $3 children (ages 6-17), and free on the third Thursday of the month. Info: cimmvc.org or (805) 984-6260.
About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.