Dana Point Ocean Institute Bioluminescence Night Cruise Thursday August 17 2023.
The Dana Point Ocean Institute hosts Bioluminescence Night Cruise’s in the Summer of 2023.
Bioluminescence Night Cruises are only offered during summer months.
There’s a luminous underwater world just waiting to shine!
Learn about the remarkable ability of some marine animals to glow in the dark and witness this curiously beautiful phenomenon.*
Come aboard the R/V Sea Explorer and join us off the coast of Dana Point at night to explore the nocturnal world of marine birds, sea lions, and bioluminescent plankton.
A meter net is deployed 600 feet deep to capture thousands of drifting organisms that can make their own light.
Also, witness the food chain under our deployed squid light–from the tiniest of plankton to fish and squid–and at times the sea lions and dolphins who feed on them!
*Please be advised that forces of nature determine the abundance of bioluminescence at any given time.
Thursday August 17 2023
Friday August 18 2023
Saturday August 19 2023
Thursday September 14 2023
Friday September 15 2023
Saturday September 16 2023
Thursday October 12 2023
Friday October 13 2023
Saturday October 14 2023
The Ocean Institute is located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive