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 Information: 415-447-5000
Purchase tickets: Same day only, at Hyde St. Pier ticket booth (booth opens at 9:30am daily)
Rates: $40 adult, $30 senior, $20 child, under six free with adult.
Catch an on-the-water view of America’s Cup! Special Alma race-day sails on July 20, 27, August 24, September 14. Boarding is at 11:30am for this three-hour sail which departs at noon from Hyde Street Pier, at Hyde and Jefferson Streets. Rates: $50 adult, $40 senior, $30 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