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    Cabrillo’s San Salvador: The Pacific Heritage Tour 2019
    Created and Produced by Maritime Museum of San Diego
    Returns to Oxnard Channel Islands Maritime Museum

    Sail across the centuries and be part of history as the full-scale replica of the first European vessel to explore California’s coastline. This fall Cabrillo’s San Salvador: The Pacific Heritage Tour will make another port stop along the West Coast, offering a variety of onshore exhibits and seagoing adventures for all ages. The Pacific Heritage Tour created by Maritime Museum of San Diego built and added San Salvador to the Museum fleet in 2015. The Museum, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels, will again sail San Salvador to Channel Islands Maritime Museum located in Oxnard, California.

    Channel Islands Maritime Museum Executive Director, Peter Crabbe, EdD states “the inaugural year of the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Pacific Tour and San Salvador visit to Channel Islands Maritime Museum was an enormous success. We are looking forward to the ship’s return and excited about the new addition of day sailing experiences that we may offer to visitors.”

    Since 2016, Maritime Museum of San Diego has sailed the California Coastline visiting Oxnard, Monterey, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, San Pedro, the Channel Islands and Ensenada, Mexico.

    San Salvador is a full-scale replica of the flagship used by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 during the first European voyage to explore what would one day become the West Coast of the United States. Meticulously constructed by the Maritime Museum of San Diego over six years and US Coast Guard Certified, San Salvador is one of very few early modern replica ships in which members of the public can glimpse through experience what seafaring beyond the known world was like half a millennia ago.

    Channel Islands Maritime Museum will offer different planned events and immersive exhibits during San Salvador’s visit to Oxnard including:

    • Open to the public for dockside viewing and tours: Friday, August 30 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Educational Field Trips: Friday, August 30 (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    • Educator’s Open House, Friday, August 30, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Day Sails: Tuesday, September 3 and 4; 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    San Salvador dockside Port visits will give the visitors a firsthand look at the historical replica of the 1542 galleon San Salvador, the flagship for the Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Guest will learn of San Salvador’s mission and about the people encountered along the California Pacific Coast. Stepping onboard, visitors will be immersed in the year of 1542 as they wander on deck as though the crew left a few minutes earlier.

    Channel Islands Maritime Museum San Salvador Tour Tickets are $14.00 for adults and $10.00 for CIMM members, seniors (ages 65 and older), children age 3-12 and under and military family members. Active military personnel and children under 3 are free. Ticket prices include general admission to Channel Islands Maritime Museum of San Diego. For tickets and information call (805) 984-6260 or visit

    Educational Field Trip tour tickets are $5 per child. Teachers and Chaperones are free.

    A new and special Pacific Heritage Adventure Day Sail aboard San Salvador will also be available Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4 from noon to 3:00 p.m.aspart of the 2019 return to Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Tickets are $99.00 for adults, $94.00 for CIMM members, seniors (age 65 and older) and active military and family members, $59.00 for children 3-12 and $25.00 for 2 and under.  Space is limited. For more information, guests should visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego website at or call (619) 234-9153 ext. 111.


    The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is open M/Th-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4PM and closed Tues and Wed for group tours and private member events, also, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. Explore galleries full of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600s, more than seventy world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. Museum entry is free for members and children under 6, $7 adults, $5 seniors/military, $3 children (ages 6-17), and free on the third Thursday of the month. Info: or (805) 984-6260.

    The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c(3) non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent-guided group tours, tall ship charters, year-round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309. 619.234.9153.

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