Explorer Juan Cabrillo’s (Replica) Ship Will Sail to the Malibu Pier

A replica of the San Salvador, Juan Cabrillo’s ship, was supposed to dock at Malibu Pier in October.

The Malibu Adamson House is scheduled to host a full-scale, functional replica of the San Salvador, the first European ship to explore California’s coast, as part of “Cabrillo’s San Salvador: A Pacific Heritage Tour.” The tour commemorates Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s 1542 expedition. Malibu’s own Juan Cabrillo Elementary School is named after the Spanish explorer; school tours will be scheduled by the Adamson House.

The ship will be moored off the Malibu Pier during its time here. Tours and short sailing trips will be available to the general public. On 

Oct. 12 and 13, a three-hour sail will occur from 2-5 p.m. Prices are $120 per person; proceeds will benefit the Adamson House and its educational projects. On Oct. 14, there will be a “Sunset Sailing Experience,” including a catered meal, for $250 per person from 2-6 p.m. Shuttle boat tours of the exterior of the boat will also be available for $20 on an ongoing basis.

Those attending the events should arrive in advance; boarding is one hour prior to the departure time. Passengers will be taken to the ship via shuttle boat; they must be able to climb a rope ladder and climb over the rail to board the ship. Proper shoe attire is suggested.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit adamsonhouse.org/events.php or visit the Adamson House Visitor Center.