Peruvian tall sailing ship open for tours in San Francisco

ByAma Daetz and Juan Carlos Guerrero KGO logo
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Peruvian tall sailing ship open for tours in San Francisco
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The Peruvian training vessel BAP Union is docked at Pier 15 in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There is a special treat for sailing fans in San Francisco -- a Peruvian tall ship is docked on the waterfront and will be open for tours this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ship is docked behind the Exploratorium at Pier 15.

The ship is a training vessel for cadets in the Peruvian Navy. It is also a cultural ambassador as it showcases Peruvian food and crafts.

There is a strong connection between Peru and the Bay Area. Bodega Bay is named after navigator Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, who was one of the first explorers of Northern California. The ship has an exhibit on his excursions.

ABC7 News Anchor Ama Daetz went to check it out.