Captain Rollo’s Kids at Sea is dedicated to preserving Rollo’s memory by instilling a love of fishing and a respect for the ocean in future generations of fisherman. Like Rollo, the majority of the people fishing today started before the age of 16.

We organize marine-awareness fishing trips for about 5,000 youth a year from groups such as schools, nonprofits, and community organizations. Our priority is serving disadvantaged, physically challenged, and at-risk youth and will serve other groups of children based on available funding and co-sponsorship. The generosity of our sponsors and donors allow us to provide these exclusive fishing excursions at no cost to the schools, children and their families.

The marine-awareness fishing trips consist of 30 to 40 kids at a time, with four to six chaperones, on 1/2 to 3/4 day. Rods, reels, hooks, and sinkers are provided as well as lunch, beverages and a snack. Kids are instructed in fishing techniques and learn about marine conservation with expert instruction from the Captain and crew on a Coast Guard approved vessel. Youth are provided with on-the water ocean preservation education where they learn hands-on about the ecosystems that exist in our coastal waters.

To book a trip for your group, please contact:
Howard Coolidge
(805) 598-3401

Organizations that have benefitted from Captain Rollo’s Kids at Sea!

  • A Chance for Children
  • A Place Called Home
  • Armed Services YMCA San Diego
  • Big Brothers
  • Boys Republic
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys to Men
  • Boys Town California
  • City of San Diego Park & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services
  • Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles
  • Future Fisherman Foundation- Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Great Opportunities of South Orange County
  • Los Angeles Police Department- Jeopardy Foundation
  • Rockdale Elementary School
  • Salvation Army
  • The Boys and Girls Club
  • The Lions Club
  • The Good Neighborhood Project of San Diego
  • The USS Foundation