Past Event

One-day Farallon Islands Adventure

Sun, Oct 31 2010 - 6:00am

One-Day Farallon Islands Adventure

This trip is sold out. If you are interested in being on the waiting list please e-mail travel@commonwealthclub.org

Second departure date added, for October 31! Please click to register.

Join The Club as we sail out to the rarely visited Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary aboard Seaward, a beautiful 82’ classic schooner. The sanctuary encompasses over 1,200 square miles of open ocean and coastal waters as well as bays and estuaries. The islands serve as breeding grounds for more seabirds than any other area in the contiguous United States and is the spawning ground for many fish and shellfish. The numerous mammal species include minke, blue and humpback whales, northern fur seals, elephant seals, and a population of great white sharks. Participants will be automatically registered for the event at the Club on October 21, “The Farallon Islands.”

Location: OCSC, #1 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley Marina
Time: meet at 6:15 a.m. , returning at approximately 7 p.m.
Cost:
$249 members, $275 non-members (includes continental breakfast, lunch and ticket for the October 21 event “The Farallon Islands”)
Also know: 19 people maximum. No sailing experience required. For more info, contact (415) 597-6720 or travel@commonwealthclub.org. Note that we do not disembark on the islands, as that is reserved for only specific research teams.

Please review these important Terms and Conditions before making your online reservation.

Trip Details:
You will meet your able OCSC crew at the Berkeley Marina (easy parking) for early morning coffee and a continental breakfast. Following a sailor briefing, we set off at 7 a.m. enjoying views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. We continue toward the Farallon Islands, 27 miles off California’s coast. As we sail around the islands, our crew help us spot birds and search for wildlife. We’ll enjoy a warm clam chowder lunch onboard. And in the late afternoon with the stiff westerly breeze on our backs, we sail again under the Golden Gate, returning at approximately 7 p.m. Though no sailing experience is required, this is an active program and there are associated risks. Upon registration participants will be mailed additional information, including liability and medical forms to be filled out and returned.

Cancellation Policy:
Given the nature and financial commitment involved in securing a vessel of this size and complexity, we have the following cancellation policy:
You may cancel your reservation without charge if you do so with 30 days' notice or more from our sail date.
If you cancel 30 days to 20 days in advance of our sail date, you will be assessed a 50% cancellation fee.
If you cancel 19 days or less in advance of our sail date, you will be assessed a 100% fee.
If we are subsequently able to fill the boat, we will waive the cancellation fee.