Celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day at the Ocean Institute

Press Release

Dana Point, CA – Show your appreciation to your parents on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day 2016 with a visit to the Ocean Institute.  On these days, the Institute will offer:

Mother’s Day

Pre-Mother’s Day Brunch Sail (ages 4+) – Enjoy a pre-Mother’s Day Brunch Sail onboard the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Help raise the sails and steer the ship while enjoying the beautiful Southern California coastline.  Brunch included.  $80 adult (18 and up), $60 child (4-17).

Pre-Mother’s Day Afternoon Sail (ages 4+) – Enjoy an afternoon tall ship sail onboard the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point, on Saturday, May 7, 2-4:30 p.m.  Help raise the sails and steer the ship while enjoying the beautiful Southern California coastline.  Light refreshments included.  $70 adult (18 and up), $50 child (4-17).

Mother’s Day Whale Watching Cruise – Enjoy a Mother’s Day cruise onboard the Ocean Institute’s RV Sea Explorer on Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Cookies, pastries, coffee, and tea provided. $55 adult (18 and up), $25 child.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day Whale Watching Cruise – Enjoy a Father’s Day cruise onboard the Ocean Institute’s RV Sea Explorer on Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Cookies, pastries, coffee and tea provided.  $55 adult (18 and up), $30 child. 

Father’s Day Adventure at Sea (ages 4+) – Enjoy a Father’s Day Adventure at Sea onboard the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point on Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Steer the ship, help raise the sail, watch us fire the cannon, listen to tales of legend and lore and enjoy California’s beautiful coastline.  $80 adult (18 and up), $60 child (4-17).

Father’s Day Afternoon Sail (ages 4+) – Enjoy a Father’s Day Adventure at Sea onboard the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point on Sunday, June 19, 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Steer the ship, help raise the sail, watch us fire the cannon, listen to tales of legend and lore and enjoy California’s beautiful coastline.  $70 adult (18 and up), $50 child (4-17).

Become a Sea Star member and receive a 10% discount on sails.  Ticket prices include admission to the Ocean Institute Education Center on the day of the cruise.  Register online at www.ocean-institute.org or call (949) 496-2274.


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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