Sail Your Dreams
Experience a tall ship adventure aboard Schooner Bill of Rights!
Whether you are a landlubber or an old salt, you will enjoy the history and adventure of tall ship sailing aboard our 136′ gaff rigged schooner. Our home port is Chula Vista Harbor, located in the south San Diego bay surrounded by San Diego’s Marine Reserve. Schooner Bill of Rights is an active tall ship creating unique and memorable experiences for all who love the sea.
Family Day with the Girl Scouts of San Diego!
Junior Scouts (grades 4-5) and their families are invited to experience a family-friendly tour aboard Chula Vista’s Official Tall Ship the 136-foot schooner SV Bill of Rights! Our goal is to introduce our tall ship to the local chapter of the Girl Scouts of San Diego in an atmosphere of learning and community partnership!
Bill of Rights was dreamed up by Captain Davis as a swift and agile passenger carrying vessel. The keel was laid in 1969 in South Bristol, Maine at the Harvey Gamage Shipyard.
On her maiden voyage in 1971, she was brought to Newport, Rhode Island where she would grace harbor skyline and provide New England with coastal cruising experiences.
In 1987 she was purchased by VisionQuest, a youth-at-risk sail training organization.
In 1998, she was acquired by the Los Angeles Maritime Museum (LAMI) and was delivered to San Pedro where she home ported.
The vessel was then brought to Chula Vista in 2013 and purchased by the South Bay Front Sailing Association (SBFSA) where she currently calls home.
This year, the year of Covid-19, presents special challenges and opportunities for us. We will be following all of the required safe opening recommendation to protect the health of our crew and passengers. This includes limiting the number of passengers to accommodate social distancing.
Schooner Bill of Rights and our crew members and volunteers work with a variety of people and organizations to provide fun and educational experiences. Here are some of our offerings just to name a few:
Help keep Schooner Bill of Rights sailing the seas and inspiring those who sail with her! There are numerous opportunities to assist with preservation and restoration projects currently underway through your generous donations. Deck repair, plank replacement, sail mending, mechanicals, and the like all require routine and sometimes extensive work.
We rely greatly on the generosity of our volunteers and donors to keep Bill of Rights in top notch shape! Please consider making a donation TODAY!
Tall Ships Resources
Interested in learning more about tall ships, their history, and the South Bayfront Sailing Association? Tap the button to learn more!