The last couple of days, the Chilean Ship Esmeralda has been docked at the B Street Pier Cruise Ship Terminal in Downtown San Diego and has been open to the public to tour.
The 371 foot long sailing ship with four 160 foot tall masts attracted hundreds of curious Downtown San Diego Condo & Loft home owners, residents and tourists down to the San Diego Bay so they could have a hands look for themselves. The ship is scheduled to set sail tomorrow Monday July 18th to continue its quest for San Francisco, Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia. After making those stops the Esmeralda will sail to Hawaii and Tahiti before returning to Chile.
Esmeralda set sail in May from Valparaiso Chile and has visited many ports since then with its first ever coed crew of 196 people. When the 6 month trip is complete and the ship is back in Chile Esmeralda will have traveled more than 26,000 nautical miles and visited 12 different ports. Pretty cool…