An overnight trip to the USS Hornet in Alameda, Ca. is fast approaching. Outstanding balances will be due March 24th. Each person signed up will be receiving a follow up email or phone call with your exact outstanding balance.
From there, there are links on the right side of the page regarding the tours.
The Live-Aboard Program is conducted in a fun-spirited, naval organization manner: falling in, stowing your gear, and following orders are all part of this unique and memorable experience.
The cost of the overnight program is $60 per person regardless of age. This price includes museum admission, flight simulator ride, evening programs, dinner, breakfast, overnight accommodations, patches for children and certificates for all.
Additional USS Hornet information:
A 1:1 adult to child ratio is expected in groups with children ages 5–9. At least one adult for every six youths for children over 10 years old. No children under 5 are permitted.
The berthing compartments are equipped with canvas covered “racks” with foam mattresses. Each person should bring a pillow, sleeping bag, extra blanket in cold weather
Due to the historical nature of the ship, handicap access is extremely limited.
We are to meet on the pier at the same time 4pm. For check-in briefing and safety drill. No individuals will be allowed on board after 6:00 pm. Overnight gear is not allowed on the ship before 5:00 pm and private vehicles are not allowed on the pier. Parking is available and participants are expected to carry sleeping bags and other gear on board at the appointed time.
Day 1 Saturday
Group Leaders meet your group on the pier with your gear. Take a head count and be prepared to advise the Hornet crew of any changes such as no-shows, late arrivals, etc.
Hornet Crewmembers will meet with Group Leaders to get final count, brief your group on the evening activities, and take questions.
Begin boarding with overnight gear.
Introductions, Orientation, Ship Rules.
Set up quarters, stow gear in berthing areas.
Mandatory Fire/Safety Drill. (Weekday arrivals will set up quarters and have the emergency evacuation drill after dinner)
Chow time begins (dinner). Junior crew organized into serving and clean-up teams.
Evening program includes self-guided tours: CIC, Engine Room, Bridge, Catapult, Brig areas, Flight Simulator & other activities.
Lights out. Retire to quarters for the night. For those assigned Night Watch, first shift begins.
Day 2 – Sunday
Reveille. (Rise & Shine)
Pack belongings, clean berthing quarters, and receive bunk inspection.
Breakfast. Junior crew organized into serving and clean-up teams.
Muster out ceremony begins with presenting Colors. Junior Crew receives certificate and patch.
Ship’s Store and Flight Simulator opens. (10:00am on weekdays)
Museum opens – Participants are welcome to stay aboard to continue tours of the ship.
Sundays only – Church service. Live-Aboard crewmembers are welcome to attend a non-denominational service in our Chapel.
Participants are welcome to stay aboard to explore the ship.
NOTE: Vegetarian meals provided with advance notice. For information on more restricted dietary needs, contact the Operations Manager at (510) 521-8448 x 242.
Additional sight seeing information:
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