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Fri, Sep 29


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Whale Seekers' Ocean Expedition

Embark on a fun maritime journey that goes beyond whale watching! Join us for the "Whale Seekers' Ocean Expedition," a private cruise for So Cal homeschoolers. Dive into elementary marine science, collaborate with fellow homeschoolers, and explore the ocean together! Rec. grades K-6+

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Whale Seekers' Ocean Expedition
Whale Seekers' Ocean Expedition

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Newport Beach, 309 Palm St A, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA

About the event

Calling all young adventurers and curious minds! Join us for a unique maritime escapade, the "Whale Seekers' Ocean Expedition," a private cruise designed for homeschoolers in Southern California. Hosted by HFAdventureCommunity, this exceptional journey invites our youngest explorers to dive into the captivating world of marine life, with a special focus on the majestic whales that grace our oceans.


  • Guided Exploration: Accompanied by knowledgeable marine biologists and California Naturalists, our young research teams embark on a 2-hour cruise, embarking on five captivating monitoring projects.
  • Expedition Backpacks: Equipped with specially designed backpacks, little scientists delve into marine mammal identification, coastal bird monitoring, plankton study, and the role of sea lions in small groups.
  • Collaborative Learning: Our older students team up with their younger peers, fostering collaboration and providing support during scavenger hunts and exciting field tasks.
  • Data Recording: Using expedition notebooks, our budding scientists record vital data, identify marine life, and count active wild creatures—all under the expert guidance of seasoned marine professionals.
  • Artifact Exploration: Get hands-on with marine life artifacts onboard, enhancing your understanding of the intricate marine ecosystem.


  • Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: 309 Palm St #A Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Audience: Fun for all! Recommended for grades K-6
  • Cost: $29 per person ages 2+
  • Extended Fun: After the expedition, families have the option to stay and walk to the beach playground and pier for lunch and extended playtime together. Alternatively, you can head to the Balboa Fun Zone or the Balboa ferry with new or old friends from HFAC!

While this may be a larger group of students, we will send out an email with a suggested post-cruise meeting spot to enjoy lunch and have playtime at the beach. This is optional, but always a good time!

Prepare for a day of wonder, exploration, and hands-on learning as we set sail on the "Whale Seekers' Ocean Expedition." Secure your spot today and provide your young learners with an unforgettable educational adventure, fostering a lifelong connection to the extraordinary marine world that surrounds us.


Non-refundable ticket.

An Everything You Need to Know email will be sent out to all ticketholders the week before the scheduled trip.

Paper waivers will need to be filled out and brought with each participant.

Image property of Newport Landing Davey's Locker.


  • Our "Giving Back" Ticket!

    This is a special ticket available for purchase on September 27th and 28th only (up until 4pm)! 100% of the ticket proceeds will go towards our financial assistance fund. Minimum donation is $25 per ticket. Thank you for helping us provide opportunities for more students! See you on the boat!

    Pay what you want
    +Service fee
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  • Student Ticket

    This is a ticket for a student in grades K-12.

    +$0.75 service fee
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  • Adult Ticket

    This is a ticket for an accompanying adult.

    +$0.75 service fee
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