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
Sailing dates have not yet been finalized for the 2014 season. Alma usually sails June through November most Thursdays and Saturdays. Please call in May for an update.
Purchase tickets: Same day only, at Hyde St. Pier ticket booth (booth opens at 9:30am daily)
Rates: $40 adult, $30 senior (62+), $20 child, under six free with adult.
• 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.
Rough 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