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Fri, Nov 18


Ocean Institute

Maritime Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy where students will be challenged and called upon to use their communication and teamwork skills to build comradery and trust among their group. This is a 5-hour maritime lesson with dockside activities.

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Maritime Leadership Academy
Maritime Leadership Academy

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

About the event

The Spirit of Dana Point is a traditionally built replica of a 1770s privateer schooner used during the American Revolution. These ships were known for their speed and were used for smuggling. The ship is 118 feet long with a rig height of 100 feet… and 5,000 square feet of sail!

This is an incredible Maritime Leadership Academy utilizing traditional sailing skills to help youth develop life-long leadership skills. They will be a trip of self-discovery, challenging them to use critical thinking skills, learning the importance of teamwork, and feeling the exhilaration of success. 

These sailing activities challenge students to be outside their comfort zone and succeed through teamwork and leadership skills.  Each student will understand how different types of leaderships work together to succeed in a common goal. Dockside activities and rowing longboats in the harbor will be part of the adventure!

This trip is led by the Ocean Institute staff. Students will learn about the mechanics of sailing by completing the rigging challenge, lifting and lowering cargo, and other hands-on activities from the dock. Students use their communication, leadership and teamwork skills as they row longboats in Dana Point Harbor. 

Pre-Trip online program included! See below.

This is an exciting full-day tour for students grades 3rd-10th (recommended but flexible)

Pack a lunch and reusable water bottle

More details to be announced closer to the trip date

Additional Recommended Reading for upper level high school: The Complete Two Years Before the Mast: Illustrated Classic Also available on Audible.


Ticket includes a link to the online program as well as the day trip on November 18th. 

Students are not required to be a part of the Adventure Leaders to participate. 

This is primarily a drop-off event for the students (go out and enjoy Dana Point and Laguna Beach while they make friends and have an incredible time with hands-on learning!). 

Students with special needs that require a parent or 1-1 chaperone, parents/caregivers may purchase a ticket.

Everyone will need a ticket.

Trip details can change at anytime per the Ocean Institute.


Parents want to come? While this opportunity is student-focused  to gain independance and have fun with other students their age, the number of adults is very limited and open only to those parents with children that have special needs. Everyone that attends will need a ticket.

Small groups with a chaperone/coach are welcome as well.


  • Maritime Leadership Ticket

    This is a full-day ticket for one student to the Maritime Leadership Academy.

    +$2.35 service fee
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