Alma's 2015 sailing season will begin in June. Please check back in the spring for sailing dates. Alma usually sails June through early November on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Take in dazzling views while park rangers tell stories about California history: Native Americans, Spanish explorers, the Gold Rush, lighthouses, the Barbary Coast, Fisherman's Wharf, earthquakes, fires, shipbuilding, and more.
Before highways and bridges, hundreds of scow schooners like Alma plied San Francisco Bay, hauling goods as the "flatbed trucks" of their day. The last of her kind, the 60-foot Alma will transport you to a long ago era on this unique educational program with the National Park Service.
Departs from: Hyde St. Pier, at Hyde and Jefferson Streets, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Program length: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Reservations and Tickets: Beginning Wednesday, May 21, reserve at http://www.recreation.gov/
Rates: $40 adult, $30 senior (62+), $20 ages 6-15, under six free with adult.
For information on Alma please call the Park Visitor Center information desk at 415-447-5000, 9:30am to 5pm daily.
• U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel
• Maximum 37 passengers per trip
• Trip may be cancelled due to weather, or other safety concerns, at discretion of the captain.
• Vessel is wheelchair accessible with assistance.
Varied conditions possible - be prepared for cold, wind, spray and bright sun.
Provided: life jackets and flotation devices
Bring: water (no alcohol permitted), snacks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, layers of clothing (for warmth and water resistance), closed toe "active" footwear (no high heels), camera, binoculars, and a sense of adventure!
Park website: www.nps.gov/safr
Park facebook page: www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP
Click here to view a short video of ALMA on the Bay.