2013 Catalina Kayak & Adventure Sails

Catalina Sailing Adventure Californian Kayaking Adventure

Looking for a cruise with more substance?

Join us as we set sail to the beautiful waters surrounding Catalina Island aboard the schooner Californian. Each voyage offers a unique perspective on seamanship, maritime history and the awesome beauty of the Pacific Ocean.

The Catalina adventure sail will use the tall ship, Californian, as our base camp for a kayaking adventure. Exploring by kayak is a great and fun way to get up close and personal to all of the sights. The crystal clear waters provide excellent viewing of the rugged shoreline, hidden coves and the underwater marine preserve. Colorful sea stars, flying fish and bright orange Garibaldi are just some of the amazing sea creatures surrounding the island.

All onboard meals, Kayaks, life vests, paddles, safety equipment, and ACA certified kayaking instructor and tour guide are included.

Catalina adventure sail information

  • July 9 to 15, 2013 – 7 days
    SD to Catalina, other Islands, Santa Barbara and return.
  • August 16 to 19, 2013 – 4 days
    SD to Catalina Island and return.
  • October 11 to 14, 2013 – 4 days
    SD to Catalina Island and return.
  • To reserve your spot or for more information on this unique adventure, call 619-234-9153 x101 or send an email by clicking here.
  • Sailing Adventure cost: $775.00 per person for the 4 day cruise, and $1095.00 for the 7 day cruise.

Optional Trip Adventures

Zipline AdventureSnuba Turtle Adventure

  • Zipline adventure.
  • Snuba.
  • Advanced reservations are required, and it is first come first served.
  • To add these adventures to your trip, or get more information call 619-234-9153 x101 or send an email by clicking here.

Our Partners
Family Kayak Adventure Center.
Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour.
Catalina Scuba Luv.

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Sails


Looking for something spontaneous and romantic to do this Valentine’s Day?  Why not join us for one of our Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Sails?

New this year you can choose either Saturday, February 9th or Sunday, February 10th for your sail!

The best place to celebrate Valentines Day with your loved ones is on beautiful San Diego Bay. Bring mom, dad, grandparents, kids, best friend, your significant other and share this day of love with those you care about with this special Sweetheart Sail!

When you arrive, we’ll begin to build your memories, we’ll have a professional photographer to capture the moment for your keepsake photo, champagne, sparking cider, chocolate covered strawberries and other yummy delicacies.

Can we make it better? Of course! Your sailing adventure will be on the state of California’s official tall ship Californian for a three hour scenic tour of the bay, marine wildlife and local attractions. The Californian is a replica of a 1812 revenue cutter the government’s ship of choice during the California Gold Rush era. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the water or join in the sailing adventure by helping the crew sail the ship by hauling halyard’s and tending sheets.

$60.00 per adult
$35.00 per child (12 and under)

Hope you can make it!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary


Waterfront Weddings in San Diego

Hello brides!

Spring is just around the corner and that means wedding planning for many of you.  One of the biggest decisions in the planning process is deciding on your venue.  Do you want something unique, historic, fun, intimate, and on the waterfront?  Then check out our venues!

Bride on the Star of India
Bride on the Star of India

Our Pinterest account showcases beautiful brides on our historic ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.  We can accommodate small groups or wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 350 people!

Not only are our venues breathtaking–we can also provide full service event planning including a caterer, florist, DJ, photographer, photo booth, and event planner!

Want to know more?

Give us a call at 619-234-9153 ext. 102 to schedule a tour.

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

UT Article on San Salvador Progress

San Salvador Progress
San Salvador Progress

Check out the progress of the San Salvador Spanish Galleon being built in the parking lot at Spanish Landing.  The UT has new photos and information in the article, “Galleon San Salvador Progresses.”

Stop by anytime to explore for yourself.  For $5 you can tour the San Salvador Site from 11am-4pm daily and learn about the history and construction of the ship.  You can also volunteer and actually be a part of our construction team.  Don’t worry if you’re not trained–we can use all skill levels.  For more information on volunteering contact Jeff Loman: jloman@sdmaritime.org or call 619-234-9153 ext. 135.

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

Wedding Review by Sarah Castille Wyer

I had a December wedding on the Berkeley and could not have been happier!  It was more beautiful than I imagined it could be and all of my guests had a great time.  I was approached multiple times by wedding guests with praise concerning my choice of venue.  The Berkeley is gorgeous in the day, at night, in any light.  The whole experience was magical and I will never forget the Berkeley or the wonderful coordinator, Jim, who made my big day much less stressful.  Thank you very much. ♥  –Sarah Castille Wyer

Plan Your 2013 Party in Advance

Hello San Diego!

Happy 2013!  As the New Year begins, so does the planning for all of the upcoming parties, weddings, meetings, and receptions.  We know it takes a lot of time and effort to select the perfect venue, caterer, DJ, florist, etc.  That’s why we wanted to make sure you know that the Maritime Museum is one of the MOST flexible venues in San Diego.

We offer multiple event packages ranging from just the venue (one of our unique ships) or everything you need to throw an outrageous party (venue, caterer, DJ, florist, photographer, photo booth, and live entertainment).  The most important person in the event planning process is YOU!  If you can dream it–we can make it a reality.

Star of India

Want to bring your own caterer–great!  Want us to plan out an elegant meal for you–no problem!  Not only do we offer it all in terms of event services, we also provide you with an event coordinator to ease you through the planning process.

Still not convinced?  Come see our ships for yourself–we promise it’s an experience you’ll never forget!

Or you can call 619-234-9153 ext. 102 to set up a meeting with one of our event coordinators!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary