The Maritime Museum of San Diego Announces 2nd Annual Catalina Kayaking & Adventure Sail on Californian
SAN DIEGO – March 12, 2012 – The Maritime Museum of San Diego, a San Diego nonprofit that serves as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world, welcomes adventure travelers aboard for the Catalina Kayaking and Adventure Sail!
The Maritime Museum is offering three sailing and kayaking adventures to Catalina Island this summer. Two four-day trips are available June 22nd-25th and August 17th-20th and one seven-day trip with a port call in Santa Barbara is available July 24th-30th.
On each trip, participants will be able to experience the life of a sailor—hauling lines, manning the helm, standing watch, and possibly even going aloft to set and douse sails. Once near Catalina, kayaks will be lowered into the water and everyone becomes an explorer—navigating the crystal clear waters, rugged shoreline, hidden caves, and underwater marine preserve.
“We typically see sea lions, whales, and dolphins by the score on these trips,” said Maritime Museum Captain of the Californian, Scott Baldwin. The natural beauty of the sea and the action-filled days create the perfect mini-vacation and getaway!
Last year’s trips were a huge success. “It was fun for the passengers and the crew. We spent some time in two harbors and kayaked all over. Everyone loved it so much, they wanted longer trips,” said First Mate, Paul Dempster.
About The Maritime Museum of San Diego
The purpose of the Maritime Museum of San Diego (www.sdmaritime.org) is to preserve the traditional knowledge, skills, and folk culture of the enterprise of the sea, provide a safe repository for material culture, and to illustrate how the maritime enterprise has touched and continues to influence our daily lives through innovative and engaging educational programs, exhibits, publications, and cultural events.