February 25, 2024
The Californian and the San Salvador through the Parade of Sail in 2015. Picture by Chris Stone

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is providing two almost week-long cruises aboard a duplicate of the Sixteenth-century San Salvador galleon as a part of the 2023 Pacific Heritage Tour.

In-built San Diego by tons of of volunteers, the San Salvador was launched in 2015 and right now gives a novel instructional program and experiential platform for crusing and historical past fans.

The primary voyage will depart Monday, Aug. 21, from Morro Bay, name into the Northern Channel Islands and return to Oxnard Harbor Saturday, Aug. 26. 

The second voyage will depart on Sunday, Aug. 27 from Oxnard, name into the Southern Channel Islands and return to San Diego Friday, Sept. 1.  

The San Salvador is a full-scale, Coast Guard-certified reproduction of the flagship utilized by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo to enter San Diego Bay in 1542 after which scout the California coast.

Throughout every voyage contributors will sail a galleon, steer with a whipstaff, go to prehistoric archeological websites, and study concerning the Cabrillo voyages, sixteenth century navigation, shipbuilding and naval warfare, together with firing the San Salvador’s cannon.

“We’re happy to renew the Pacific Heritage Tour and return to the Channel Islands. We welcome the maritime historical past buffs who need a novel and immersive ‘bucket listing’ sort voyage,” mentioned Dr. Raymond Ashley, president and CEO of the museum.

The price of a 6-day/5-night voyage is $2,259 per individual with advance reservation required. Visitors have to be 12 or older and have the ability to climb a Jacobs ladder. For extra info, name 619-234-9153 x129.