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The Ocean Institute’s “Spirit of Dana Point” leaves the Harbor for a sunset cruise and mock-cannon battle during last year's Toshiba Tall Ship's Festival. Photo by Shawn Parkin
The Ocean Institute’s “Spirit of Dana Point” leaves the Harbor for a sunset cruise and mock-cannon battle during last year’s Toshiba Tall Ship’s Festival. Photo by Shawn Parkin

By Catherine Manso

Looking forward to spring and summertime holidays, the Ocean Institute announced it will offer family cruises for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Independence Day.

All cruises are limited to children ages 4 and up.

The tall ship Spirit of Dana Point will sail twice on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11. A brunch sail, complete with the meal combining breakfast and lunch, is available for adults at $55 and children for $33. This three-hour cruise sets sail at 10 a.m. An afternoon sail is also set for the holiday celebrating moms. The ship leaves at 2 p.m. Cost is $38.50 for adults and $21.50 for children.

On June 15, a pair of sailing trips aboard the Spirit of Dana Point celebrates dads. The first brunch-time sail begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $45 for adults, $35 for children and includes brunch. The ship will depart again at 2 p.m. for an afternoon adventure where the crew will fire the cannon and tell stories of “legend and lore.” Cost is $38.50 for adults and $21.50 for kids.

The R/V Sea Explorer will embark on a nighttime 4th of July cruise from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wine, appetizers and desserts will be provided. Fireworks will be seen. Cost is $50 for adults and $40 children.

For more information call 949.496.2274 or visit www.ocean-institute.org.

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