Cabrillo’s San Salvador: The Pacific Heritage Tour
Maiden Voyage Celebration to Oxnard, CA
September 15 - 18, 2016
San Salvador Visit
Visitors sailed across the centuries and were a part of history as the full-scale replica of the first European vessel to explore California’s coastline made her maiden voyage. Cabrillo’s San Salvador: The Pacific Heritage Tour made multi-port stops along the West Coast, offering a variety of onshore exhibits and seagoing adventures for all ages. The tour was in Oxnard, CA, September 15-18 in the Channel Islands Harbor.
With tickets purchased at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, visitors wereable to see a special exhibit on the San Salvador, receive a tour of the majestic ship docked behind the Museum, as well as tour the beautiful CIMM Exhibitions.
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pacific heritage tour
Cabrillo’s San Salvador: A Pacific Heritage Tour, which is sponsored by KPBS, commemorates the 1542 expedition led by explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo aboard the original San Salvador. Among Cabrillo’s many discoveries was present-day San Diego Bay, where the full-scale, seaworthy replica of his flagship galleon was built by skilled shipwrights and volunteers under the auspices of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Twenty years in the planning and five years in construction, San Salvador is the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s newest educational platform, bringing our rich Pacific maritime history to life for adventurers young and old. Her maiden voyage celebration provides an opportunity for other California cities to share the experience. Each venue will offer different planned events and immersive exhibits.
· September 3-5 : San Diego, Maritime Museum of San Diego
· September 15-18: Oxnard, Channel Islands Maritime Museum
· September 23-25: Monterey, Monterey State Historic Park CA Parks
· September 30-October 9: Morro Bay, Central Coastal Maritime Museum Association
Planned events also include the opportunity to take one of three ocean-going excursions for ages 12 and up: Leg I: Morro Bay to Channel Islands to Ventura (October 10-14), Leg II: Circumnavigate Catalina – Avalon to Avalon (October 17-21) and Leg III: Avalon to San Diego (October 23-26). It is open to a limited number of passengers, ages 12 and up. Prices at $995 per person or $3,500 for a party of 4, the adventures also includes onboard accommodations and meals.