A large sailboat named "Mystic Whaler" in a harbor with mountain range and numerous sailboats in the background on a clear, sunny day.

VENTURA, Calif. – Make your Memorial Day plans to venture seaside to Ventura Harbor Village as the majestic Tall Ship Mystic Whaler makes its voyage into Ventura.  

Made possible by Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation (CCOAF), the 110-foot schooner will make its journey up the Santa Barbara Channel along the California coast.

During its visit to Ventura Harbor Village, the ship will dock at Ventura Harbor Dock-C, (near Ventura Boat Rentals, in front of Brophy Bros and On the Alley restaurants), from May 23 – May 30, 2024, and coincides with Ventura Harbor Village’s ongoing Spring seaside events/activities throughout May. https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/events/

Seeking some great outdoor excitement?  A tour of the boat is just the ticket!  Get ready for a host of Instagram-worthy experiences with a step back in time with Deck Tour of the vessel from 1 – 5 PM on May 25, 26 & 27, 2024.     Sea lovers of all ages have the opportunity to get a detailed orientation of the boat and the CCOAF Foundation, while kids can enjoy fun activities.  Upon boarding the schooner, adult visitors can make a suggested donation of $5 (kids are free). Please note: All activities are weather pending and schedule may be subject to change.

For information about the Tall Ship Mystic Whaler deck tour information visit www.centralcoastoceanadventures.org.  Also please check VenturaHarborVillage.com for latest updates.

Share your Tall Ship Mystic Whaler photos by using #SeaTallShip and tag @VenturaHarbor on Instagram! For more Tall Ship information, please visit  https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/events/  Admission and parking are complimentary at Ventura Harbor Village daily. For a complete schedule, visit https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/tall-ships-arrival-with-the-central-coast-ocean-adventures-foundation-2024-05-24/or call 805-477-0470.

Tall Ship Mystic Whaler

About /Central Coast Adventures Foundation Tall Ship Mystic Whaler:

Rich in history and seaside lore, the visiting ship, designed by V.B. Crockett, was built in Tarpon Springs, Florida in 1967, and is representative of a late 19th Century cargo two-masted schooner.  Following a significant overhall in 1995, Mystic Whaler then operated on the East Coast for 26 years, and provided educational programs/charters throughout Long Island Sound, Connecticut, and the Chesapeake Bay.  The schooner then started a three-month journey to California in October 2021, and was donated to Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation in January 2022.

Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit committed to delivering uniquely immersive ocean-based educational experiences along California’s Central Coast with its home port of Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. CCOA believes that to adventure is to discover and learn from the excitement of experiencing the unfamiliar.

The organization’s mission is to utilize 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.  It offers hands-on, activity-based programs develop and strengthen STEM academic comprehension, social/emotional maturity, environmental stewardship, nautical skills, and historical lessons. It is committed to making engaging experiential education and the Santa Barbara Channel more accessible to the communities of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

CCOAF works with communities to provide programs that are relevant to their needs. While many of CCOAF’s programs are for 10-18-year-old youth, some programs are intergenerational and family-oriented, where parents and their children can grow and learn side by side and from one another.

About Ventura Harbor Village:

Nestled along the scenic California Central Coast, Ventura Harbor offers breathtaking views and a vibrant maritime atmosphere. Ventura Harbor Village  is the perfect Springtime waterfront destination. For more information about activities and live music at Ventura Harbor Village contact 805-477-0470, visit VenturaHarborVillage.com or join in the conversation on social media with @VenturaHarbor.