Central Coast Ocean Adventures &
Mystic Whaler Have Arrived!


Central Coast Ocean Adventures is committed to enriching STEM academic comprehension, environmental stewardship, nautical skills training, & social/emotional learning on board its 110-ft ship, Mystic Whaler, where adventure-inspired learning is explored through sailing & the sea.

Where adventure-inspired learning is explored through sailing and the sea!

Central Coast Ocean Adventures (CCOA) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit committed to delivering uniquely immersive ocean-based educational experiences along California’s Central Coast and Channel Islands.

After all, to adventure is to discover and learn from the excitement of experiencing the unfamiliar.

Join CCOA in giving extraordinary educational experiences to those without the opportunity.

Here’s what’s on CCOA’s Horizon:

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All Are Welcome to Explore

CCOA offers opportunities for every age, with a focus on 10-18 year-old youth. Programs are provided to schools, community-based organizations, families, and the public.

We are committed to making engaging experiential education and the Santa Barbara Channel more accessible to the communities of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Volunteer Opportunities

CCOA and Mystic Whaler are community resources. Join us in service by becoming a volunteer and develop new skills and friendships! Interested in volunteering? Click here!

Mystic Whaler is also available for fundraising events, multi-day adult educational trips to the Islands, corporate team-building, and public day sails focused on local wildlife and ocean conservation.