2016 Ocean Institute Bioluminescence Cruises

Press Release

Dana Point, CA – Learn about the exciting luminous underwater world just waiting to shine!  The Ocean Institute will offer evening Bioluminescence cruises aboard its R/V Sea Explorer throughout 2016, providing a unique opportunity to learn about the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark and to witness this curiously beautiful phenomenon. 

Upcoming cruises:  April 9, May 7, June 4, July 8 & 9, August 5 & 6, September 3, October 1.

Cruise times are 8-10 p.m.; see website for specific times.  Cost $45 adults (18-54), $35 seniors (55+) and active duty military with ID, $25 children (4-17). 

Cruise information and reservations: (949) 496-2274, dial “0” for the operator or visit www.ocean-institute.org.


The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning. Ocean-based exhibits are open to the public seven days a week. Visitors can explore the underwater world while participating in fun activities designed to indulge ocean curiosity. Throughout the year, the Ocean Institute also offers organized family programs, summer camps, cruises, tallship sails, and other unique events including our annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and the Festival of Whales.

Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
Website: www.ocean-institute.org
Phone: (949) 496-2274

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