Afternoon Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay: Alma sails

Date & Time
Multiple Days: 06/09/2018, 06/16/2018, 06/22/2018, 07/06/2018, 07/07/2018, 07/20/2018, 07/21/2018, 07/27/2018, 07/28/2018, 08/03/2018, 08/10/2018, 08/11/2018, 08/24/2018, 08/31/2018, 09/01/2018, 09/07/2018, 09/08/2018, 09/15/2018, 09/21/2018, 09/22/2018, 09/28/2018, 09/29/2018, 10/05/2018, 10/06/2018, 10/07/2018, 10/20/2018, 10/27/2018, 11/03/2018, 11/10/2018, 11/17/2018 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information
Adult: $40, Senior (62+): $30, Child (6-15): $20, Under 6: Free with adult
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Join National Park Service Rangers to haul line, raise sails, and immerse yourself in history!

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.

Take in dazzling views while park rangers tell stories about California history. Topics covered include: Native Americans, Spanish explorers, the Gold Rush, lighthouses, the Barbary Coast, Fisherman's Wharf, earthquakes, fires, shipbuilding, and more.

Reservations and Tickets: Available on Limited spaces may be available at the Hyde Street Pier ticket booth on sailing days, 9:30am-Noon.

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!  

Additional Information:     

• U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel
• Maximum 37 passengers per trip
• Varied conditions possible - be prepared for cold, wind, spray and bright sun.
• Trip may be cancelled due to weather, or other safety concerns, at discretion of the captain.
• Vessel is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

For information on Alma please call the Park Visitor Center information desk at 415-447-5000, 9:30am to 5pm daily.

Click here to view a short video of ALMA on the Bay.

Ticket Pick-up: 12:00pm at Hyde St. Pier (Hyde and Jefferson Streets), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park | Map

12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Fee Information:
Adult: $40, Senior (62+): $30, Child (6-15): $20, Under 6: Free with adult

Contact Name:
David Pelfrey

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2 Marina Boulevard, Building E, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94123


(415) 561-7000
The public information office is open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST during weekdays and we will respond to all messages within two business days.

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