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Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation

A group photo of students, teachers and Mystic Whaler crew on board Mystic Whaler with Mystic Whaler crew in living history costumes of the 1800s.

Empowering Youth Through Sailing & Adventure


The Schooner Mystic Whaler

The Heart of Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation

Mystic Whaler was built in 1967 in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and designed by V.B. Crockett. She is a representation of a late 19th-century cargo two-masted schooner. In 1995, she went through a significant overhaul. Mystic Whaler then operated on the East Coast for the next 26 years, conducting educational programs and charters throughout Long Island Sound, Connecticut, and the Chesapeake Bay. She started her three-month journey to California in October 2021 and was donated to CCOAF in January 2022. Mystic Whaler is Coast Guard-certified to carry a maximum of 50 passengers on day sails and 30 passengers for overnight voyages.

The tall ship Mystic Whaler in the ocean with her sails unfurled.
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