Children will experience a day of beauty and nature while having the chance to experience something they might otherwise never witness- dolphins swimming in the bow’s wake, whales surfacing for air, sea lions playing around the boat are but a few of the lasting memories a day at sea will create. Every child will remember their first boat ride and the first fish he or she caught. These experiences truly broaden a child’s horizons and instill a sense of awe and respect for the vast ocean and all of the creatures below. This one day often provides a life changing experience for the children fortunate enough to be a part of it.

Every year, we host about 5,000 youths from organized groups such as school, nonprofit and community organizations. Our priority is serving disadvantaged, physically challenged, and at-risk youth, and we do serve other organized groups based on need and available funding. Groups may need to co-fund trip costs.

The marine-awareness fishing trips consist of 30 to 40 kids at a time, with four to six chaperones per 1/2 day trip. 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 conservation education where they learn hands-on about the ecosystems that exist in our coastal waters.  

 

IMPORTANT: Please read these instructions CAREFULLY prior to requesting a trip. SCHOOL GROUPS HAVE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/LETTERS THAT MUST BE INCLUDED WITH THEIR TRIP REQUEST FORM FOR THEIR GROUP TO BE CONSIDERED.  

 

Click HERE for Trip Request form.

 

Please fill out the form completely, print clearly, and fax the completed Trip Request form to 858-350-5875. Or, complete and submit electronically HERE. Trip Request forms must contain a valid email address and requesters must respond to emails in a timely manner, as this is our primary communication mode. Requests must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the earliest requested trip date.

For additional information please contact:

Howard Coolidge
Phone:  (805) 598-3401
Howard@rollokids.org

Trip Request Form