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Get your bids in!

Posted by Tall Ships America on February 3, 2011

There is not much time left (less than two hours! Eep!) to bid on an afternoon sail aboard Californian or, if you own a boat, a haulout from Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. Read on for more information…


Embark on a special journey and spend the afternoon sailing towards the Pacific Ocean and back on the Official State Tall ShipCalifornian. 

This Adventure Package for two people includes a four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian and admission to the museum and its fleet of historic ships. The Californian is a replica of a Gold Rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California. Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship. 

Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and end their day with a cannon salute. Watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian‘s crew relate the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

Bring your own bag lunch! – no coolers, no alcohol, no glass containers permitted. We have coolers aboard if you need refrigeration.  We do have beverages and light snacks available for purchase onboard.

More information about Californian is available on the San Diego Maritime Museum’s website, www.sdmaritime.org

It is important that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled boarding to allow time for parking, and check-in.


Boothbay Harbor Shipyard has two high-capacity marine railways for commercial vessels and private yachts up to 200 . Work has included U.S. Navy and other government contracts to repair Coast Guard ships, passenger boats and ferries.  Conveniently located and easily approached, the railways are available for launching or hauling vessels for storage or transportation.

The 700-ton railway accomodates vessels up to 200′.

The 150-ton railway accomodates vessels up to 90′.  

The winning bidder of this auction items receives a $2,500 credit towards a vessel haulout on either of our marine railways. 

For more information about our services, please visit our website at: www.boothbayharborshipyard.com  

To bid on a Tall Ships® Adventure excursion or voyage, CLICK HERE . Gifts range from a day trip to three-week voyages. To bid, select the desired trip and enter a bid amount or purchase the experience at full price.

The “Tall Ships® Adventure” auction will raise money for expansion of national sail training programs overseen by the American Sail Training Association (ASTA). Funds will also support ASTA’s popular TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of events, which bring world-class traditional sailing vessels to ports across the country for public tours and trips.


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