Filming & Photoshoots


The Ocean Institute considers requests for filming and photoshoots in the Institute’s facility, dockside aboard the ships and at sea.


For a copy of our Location Filming Application and to discuss Location Fees, request more information.

Permission to film or photograph at the Institute is granted subject to certain conditions. The project must be consistent with the Institute’s mission and image, may not hinder operations, and must not detract from the visitors’ experience. Permission can be obtained only from the Institute’s Public Relations Department or assigned representative. In addition, city and county permits must be obtained from the proper local agencies.

Please note that a prerequisite for all projects is completion and execution of the Ocean Institute’s Location Filming Agreement by an authorized representative of the production company. The Institute reserves the absolute right to grant or deny permission to shoot and to determine the terms under which shooting will be permitted.