Our cruises are dedicated to science-based environmental education, providing your family the opportunity to truly become a scientist for the day. You will be immersed in the ocean ecosystem, captivated by local marine life, and learn fascinating facts about our ocean.
Join the Ocean Institute’s marine educators in exploring the ocean from top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during our 2.5-hour long marine life exploration program.
Join us aboard the R/V Sea Explorer for a sunset cruise! At sea, you’ll have a unique and unbeatable view of the fireworks while enjoying wine, beer, and light snacks.
Parking Update: The Ocean Institute parking lot may be impacted by holiday traffic. Please consider using the Dana Point Trolley system to get to the Ocean Institute, and have a plan for after the cruise. The Ocean Institute will not be providing a shuttle when the cruise returns.
Cruise the Dana Point Headlands with our expert crew during this 1.5 hour expedition. As the sun slips behind the distant horizon in a “green flash,” search for marine mammals, and spend a tranquil evening with your family.
$30.00 Adults (14 and up)
$15.00 Children 4-14
Toddlers 3 and under are free
*Members receive 10% off when you enter your member ID at checkout.