The Sea Star Floating Marine Laboratory

The Sea Star is conveniently located close by in the south marina of Oceanside Harbor in Oceanside, CA. Oceanside is easily accessible from any major Southern California freeway, and there is abundant free parking adjacent to the boat. The Sea Star proudly operates from the Oceanside Sea Center’s docks.

The Sea Star Ocean Classroom program is a unique floating laboratory for young aspiring marine scientists. Our onboard naturalist and crew will assist “student explorers” in the fun and excitement of learning about the wonders of the sea and study its living organisms. Students will also learn how their daily lives are directly dependent upon the health and abundance of the resources the ocean provides us each day.

The 60-foot Sea Star is U.S. Coast Guard certified and inspected, and all captains are UCSG licensed “Masters.” The vessel carries full liability insurance, and captain and crew are subject to UCSG required random drug testing. State-of-the-art navigation and life-saving equipment are carried to ensure your safety.

For more information or for reservations, please contact the Sea Star Ocean Classroom:

Captain Joe Cacciola, Owner/Operator
315 Harbor Drive South,
Oceanside, CA 92054

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