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Ahoy mateys! Mark your calendars for family adventure on the high seas!

This year, the Ocean Institute is celebrating its 27th annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival. On September 9, 2011 come and explore the majesty and wonder of tall ships with a three-and-a-half-hour sail. The Friday night Sunset Parade is the kick-off for this year's festival. Return on Saturday or Sunday to go back in time with interactive living-history exhibits with real blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and knot tiers. But watch out for pirates!

The Ocean Institute is pleased to announce its 7th annual 2011 Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle. The early bird deadline of August 17 ensures you the most changes to WIN with the grand prize being a million dollar home or the option of taking the cash! Raffle ends October 19, 2011. Raffle tickets are $150 and only 20,000 will be sold. Call (949) 542-3600 for more details.

Kristen M.


The Tall Ships are absolutely beautiful! Our family LOVES being out on the water and experiencing the majesty of these beautiful working tall ships! It is a fun adventure to go on with Family AND Friends!


Kristen M.

Newport Beach CA

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The mission of the Ocean Institute is to inspire all generations, through education, to become responsible stewards of our oceans. The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 110,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs.

  • Ocean Institute
    24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Dana Point, CA 92629

$25 for Passage on Ocean Institute's Tall Ships Festival Sunset Sail - a $55 Value

The Nitty Gritty:

  • There will be space available on three of their visiting tall ships: the Bill of Rights, Irving Johnson, and Exy Johnson. Placement is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Sunset Sail date is Friday, September 9, 2011, from 4-7:30pm
  • Children must be 4 to 12 years (must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older)
  • Voucher is non-transferable and can only be used on September 9, 2011 for the sail
  • Purchase includes a Pirates Adventure Pass to return Saturday or Sunday for the festival
  • Reservation required. Please call (949) 496-2274 ext. 364 to book
  • Entire voucher amount must be used in 1 transaction
  • Additional Terms and Conditions apply