Tour the facility, participate in lab activities, go on a Whale Watching Cruise or head to see aboard a historic tallship.
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Discover the ocean’s underwater world and California’s fascinating maritime history through fun, interactive tours and activities that indulge your curiosity.
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Join us for a 30-minute guided tour with one of our expert guides and get a behind the scenes view of one of our learning centers, historic ships, or the dockside Maddie James Seaside Learning Center.
The Ocean Institute maintains two tallships, the brig Pilgrim, and the Spirit of Dana Point, an accurate replica of a 1770s privateer used during the American Revolution.