Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation & the Experiential Education Schooner Mystic Whaler


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

Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to utilizing adventure through sailing and the sea to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) comprehension, environmental stewardship, teamwork, self-confidence, and nautical skills for the communities of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties with a special focus on youth.

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

You can find the latest CCOAF Newsletter here.

All Are Welcome to Explore

CCOAF 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.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

CCOAF 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. Proceeds from these events, trips, and sails benefit CCOAF experiential education programs.