The Official Tall Ship
The City of Long Beach


About Us


The American Pride

The American Pride is a 129' three-masted schooner permanently berthed in Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California. The vessel serves as a marine education platform for the youth of Long Beach. 


Our Programs

The American Pride is a floating classroom providing education and opportunities for children of all ages. We provide sailing "field trips" to local schools and teach our young sailors environmental science, marine biology, navigation, teamwork, and of course... how to sail! Outside of school, we have one-week Summer Camp cruises to Catalina and also have paid sails open to the public that help us fund our programs.


Children's Maritime Institute

The American Pride is owned and operated by the Children's Maritime Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Long Beach. We also rely heavily on Volunteers to keep our ship afloat and her sails full of wind, and offer a unique work environment for those who have a passion for sailing and traditional ships.

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