Private Whale and Marine Life Cruise
Request Your Private Cruise Today!


Embark on the Ocean Institute’s Research Vessel Sea Explorer for a private 2.5-hour long cruise exploring the ocean and searching for whales, dolphins, sea birds and sea lions. 





Request a private charter of the sea explorer with a group of up to 25 guests. A manifest with all participants will be requested upon purchase.  

We are currently not providing public cruises, but will charter private groups aboard the RV Sea Explorer. 


$1000 flat rate for up to 25 guests
No refunds will be accepted; cannot be rescheduled 

Available Dates: 

May 30, 2020
May 31, 2020

Available Times: 

10:00 am and 1:00 pm 
Check in will be 30-45 minutes before cruise start time

Covid-19 Policies & Safety Measures: 

The heath and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers is and always has been of utmost importance to the Ocean Institute. In light of COVID-19, we are constantly assessing the status of Orange County’s public health and making decisions related to the most up to date information from the center for disease control and OC Department of Health. 

Ocean Institute Staff will be increasing the sanitation of our public surfaces – door handles, restrooms etc. Restrooms are available on site at the Ocean Institute prior to the cruise and upon request on the vessel. These areas will be disinfected before, during and after use. There will be access to hand sanitizer and hand washing stations. Staff will be wearing masks and participants are encouraged to wear masks.

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