Sailing Adventures Aboard Alma
Saturdays, November 7, 14, 21,
boarding at 12:30PM, sailing 1:00-4:00PM
Boat leaves from Hyde Street Pier, 499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
see website for registration information
Bring the kids to Hyde Street Pier for sailing adventures on San Francisco Bay aboard the 1891 scow schooner Alma. Haul lines to raise sail, or relax and enjoy the dazzling views of the Bay in this unique national park experience. As you sail on this 3-hour tour (Gilligan’s Island not included), a park ranger spins tales of San Francisco’s riveting history: Native Americans, Spanish explorers, bridges, the Gold Rush, Alcatraz and Angel Islands, the infamous Barbary Coast where sailors were shanghaied from the waterfront for long ocean voyages, and more!
Before highways and bridges, hundreds of scow schooners like the Alma plied San Francisco Bay, hauling goods as the “flatbed trucks” of their day. The last of her kind, Alma will transport you to a long ago era on this hands-on sailing program.
Be prepared for cold, wind, spray, and bright sun. Life jackets and flotation devices are provided. Bring water (no alcohol permitted), snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, layers of clothing, closed toe “active” footwear (no high heels), camera, binoculars, and a sense of adventure! Trip may be cancelled due to weather, or other safety concerns, at discretion of the captain.