Are you curious about the natural world? Do you have an adventurous spirit? Do you relish the idea of a hands-on sailing experience with fellow shipmates along the Pacific coast? Have you ever wanted to see firsthand the rich marine life that John Steinbeck described in The Log From the Sea of Cortez, or the rugged California coastline that Richard Henry Dana sailed in Two Years before the Mast?
Now you can, aboard the 82-foot schooner SEAWARD. Grab your duffel bag, bring an adventurous spirit, and join a small group of fellow shipmates as Schooner Seaward journeys south for another winter exploring the bays and islands, beaches and villages of Mexico's spectacular coast. You'll learn the ways of the sea from professional mariners, discover abundant marine life, dine on fresh and delicious meals, and enjoy the true beauty of Mexico - far from the high rises and bright lights.
Seaward Adventures is not the usual cruise experience! We'll be:
Voyaging under sail with a small, compatible group (typically ten participants and four crew) so you get to know your shipmates and form friendships based on our common experience
Traveling to remote, pristine destinations as we steer clear of the "tourist traps"; arriving by schooner we'll experience the warm hospitality of the Mexican people
Living Aboard a comfortable, safe, well-appointed schooner that allows you to do things at your own pace - taking the helm, handling sails, assisting in navigation, fishing or just relaxing on the spacious deck
Seeking out wildlife of Baja, the Sea of Cortez, and Mexico's Pacific coast: gray whales, humpbacks, giant manta rays, hammerhead sharks, and one of the largest collections of migratory seabirds on the planet
Learning new skills and knowledge in celestial navigation, natural history, geology, marine mammals and sailors' arts - all in an informal, supportive atmosphere where you can learn what you choose, at your own pace