In celebration of California’s rich maritime history, the Ocean Institute annually hosts a fleet of historic tall ships that sail into Dana Point Harbor. This extraordinary event takes place each year the second weekend in September. History comes alive, as crews from each ship, along with historical reenactors, engage the public in cannon battles, pirate adventures, mermaid encounters , ship tours, and much more.
Are you planning a wedding, corporate event, workshop or meeting in the near future? Have you thought about hosting your next event at the Ocean Institute while enjoying the splendor of Dana Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean?
We offer a variety of facilities that can accommodate both social and private events. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries and numerous other occasions have found a unique home at the Ocean Institute.
Our 2016 event is over, please check back in the Fall for details on our 2017 event.
These exciting conferences are dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue degrees and careers in the sciences. Sixteen prominent female scientists from around the country will interact with the girls in a series of hands-on workshops aboard our research vessel, Sea Explorer, and in the Ocean Institute’s teaching labs.