• Draft: 10′
  • Beam: 25′
  • Sail Area: 7200 sq ft
  • Tons: 175

Organization: Call of the Sea


Matthew Turner is a tall ship designed after the ship Galilee, which was built in the late 1800’s by the ship designer and builder Matthew Turner. The Galilee held the San Francisco to Tahiti passage record of 19 days for many years. Matthew Turner will expand the capacity of programs that are currently running onboard Seaward, which currently serves middle school aged youth and engages them in marine environmental education. Expanded programming will enable Call of the Sea to reach even more students (from 5,000 to 15,000 served annually).


  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T), Other
  • Who Sails: Youth, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Type: Maritime History, Marine Environment and Ecology
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: April-November – San Francisco Bay and N. California
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: December to March – California to Mexico
  • Sailing Season: Year Round
  • Name of Contact: Call of the Sea
  • Phone: (415) 331-3214
  • Website: https://callofthesea.org