Whale & Marine Life Tour
Summer Kick Off Cruise - Help Us Fill Our Tank!


‘Whalecome’ Back 

Join us and our marine biologists aboard our Research Vessel Sea Explorer as we embark on our first cruise of the summer! Help us as we continue our mission to educate and inspire children of all ages to learn about the ocean. Your donation will help fuel our tank to keep our boat running throughout the summer. Your support is appreciated!

Our cruises are safe and fun for the entire family. Everyone will learn something new about our oceans and the life within. Get ready for an experience you’ll never forget. 

Date and Time: 

Saturday, June 27, 2020
10:00 am – 12:30 pm 

Cruise Schedule: 

Check in: 9:30 AM- At the main entrance to the Ocean Institute

Safety Talk: 9:45 AM 

Depart: 10:00 AM 


Choose your Experience! –SOLD OUT

Tier 1 – Plankton Level:  $50 

1 Cruise Ticket (Includes a $10 donation to the Ocean Institute)

Tier 2 – Krill Level: $100

1 Cruise Ticket,  1 T-shirt, and 1 Individual Membership ($110 value) 

Tier 3 – Barnacle Level: $150 

2 Cruise Tickets, 2 T-Shirts, 1 Tote Bag & a Family Membership
($195 value)

Tier 4 – Orca Whale Level: $200  

3 Cruise Tickets, and a Sea Star Membership ($270 value) 

Tier 5 – Gray Whale Level: $250

4 Tickets, 4 Tote Bags, and a Sea Star Membership  ($330 value) 

Tier 6 – Fin Whale Level: $300 *This level is no longer available*

5 Tickets, 5 T-Shirts, and a Sea Star Membership ($450 value) 

Tier 7 – Blue Whale Level: $350 *This level is no longer available*

6 Tickets, OI Grab Bag and a Mariner Membership ($500 value!)


Membership Levels:

Learn about the different membership benefits below! 



Covid-19 Policies: 

Staff and participants must wear face masks. Ocean Institute has increased the frequency of sanitation on 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. 

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

Cancellation & Pricing Policies: 

Once purchased, the cruise cannot be refunded or transferred. 
Discount, member codes and group rates will not apply at this time.
A processing fee is included in all reservations.

Age Requirements: 
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Ocean Institute at (949) 496-2274.