Holiday Cruises & Sails at the Ocean Institute

Press Release

Dana Point, CA – Enjoy a holiday cruise or sail at the Ocean Institute!

The Ocean Institute will offer a “Ho Ho Haul Away” tall ship sail onboard its schooner Spirit of Dana Point on Saturday, December 12, 1-4 p.m.  Sail with Santa, take a turn at the helm, watch the crew fire the gun and spend time with crew members making a holiday keepsake.

Cost is $50 adults, $33 for children ages 4-12.  (Members:  $46 adults, $31 children.) 

The Ocean Institute is pleased to join in Dana Point Harbor’s 41st annual Boat Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 12, 7 – 9 p.m.  Enjoy a harbor cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer, listen to holiday music and see the colorfully decorated boats cruising through the harbor.  Wine, sweets, and hot beverages will be served.
Cost $50 adults, $40 for children ages 3-12.  (Members:  $45 adults, $36 children.)


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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