The official ports of call have been announced for 2023 Summer Training Cruise! The Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) will depart Vallejo on May 9, and travel to Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Mexico, Apia, Samoa, Hilo, Hawaii, and Astoria, Oregon prior to returning to Vallejo on July 7.
The TSGB serves as the primary training platform on which cadets apply technological skills introduced in the classroom and leadership skills acquired from their work assignments and responsibilities within the Corps of Cadets. Each summer, cadets in their first and third years depart with licensed faculty instructors and watch officers for two months during the annual Training Cruise. During these periods at sea, our four compass points, intellectual learning, applied technology, global awareness and leadership development are on full display as the cadets hone their professional mariner skills.
The information below is subject to change, should conditions warrant:
PORTS OF CALL:
⚓ LOS ANGELES, CA*
⚓ CABO SAN LUCAS, BAJA MEXICO – Liberty
⚓ APIA, SAMOA – Liberty
⚓ HILO, HI – Liberty
⚓ ASTORIA, OR – Liberty**
MAY 5 // CADET CRUISE BEGINS
MAY 9 // DEPART VALLEJO, CA
MAY 11–12 // LOS ANGELES, CA*
MAY 16–19 // CABO SAN LUCAS, BAJA MEXICO – Liberty
JUNE 5–8 // APIA, SAMOA – Liberty
JUNE 17–20 // HILO, HI – Liberty
JUNE 30–JULY 5 // ASTORIA, OR – Liberty**
JULY 7 // ARRIVE VALLEJO, CA
JULY 8 // CRUISE ENDS
* Prop cleaning & bunker/no liberty
** Anchorage for 24 hrs & shift to berth
ABOUT CAL MARITIME
Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus serves nearly 1,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. The new oceanography degree program launched in the fall of 2020. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.