Mystic Whaler/Central Coast Ocean Adventures

Is your team feeling adrift? Are communication and collaboration at a low tide? Perhaps it's time to throw out the anchor of the ordinary and embark on a truly transformational journey - aboard a magnificent tall ship.


We at Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation offer the unique and exhilarating experience of using the tall ship Mystic Whaler to foster exceptional team building and leadership development. Forget stale conference rooms and

predictable workshops – imagine the invigorating wind in your hair, the rhythmic crash of waves, and the thrill of working together to conquer the elements as you navigate this awe-inspiring vessel.

Mystic Whaler is a beautiful 110’ schooner, built in 1967 in Tarpon Springs, FL. Designed by V.B. Crockett, she is a representation of a late 19th-century two-masted cargo schooner. Her home port is Channel Islands Harbor. She sails regularly between Channel Islands and Santa Barbara harbors.

Why a Tall Ship?

Challenge and Camaraderie: Raising sails, steering the ship, and navigating the open water demand coordination, communication, and trust – the very cornerstones of a strong team. By tackling these challenges together, your team will forge unbreakable bonds and discover hidden strengths in each other.

Leadership Unleashed: Stepping aboard a tall ship is like stepping into a time capsule of leadership history. Your employees will naturally embrace their inner captains, practicing clear communication, decisive action, and strategic thinking in a tangible, real-world setting.

Unforgettable Memories: This is not just a team building event; it's an adventure. The sight of sails billowing, the thrill of the spray, and the breathtaking beauty of the open ocean will create lasting memories that bind your team closer than ever.

Tailored to Your Needs:
We understand that every team is unique. Our experienced crew will collaborate with you to design a bespoke voyage that aligns with your specific goals, whether it's improving communication, boosting morale, or developing leadership skills.


Collaborative sail-handling exercises that require clear communication and synchronized action.
Leadership workshops led by an experienced captain and crew, focusing on decision-making, problem-solving, and risk management.

Team challenges that test resilience, resourcefulness, and trust.

Invest in Your Local Community’s Future:
Your transformational journey aboard Mystic Whaler does much more than help just your team. It also helps to support the experiential educational programs that Mystic Whaler offers through its 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Central Coast Ocean Adventures Foundation (CCOAF). Your financial sponsorship of your team’s day at sea goes right back into Mystic Whaler’s programs for local youth in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The Mission of CCOAF and Mystic Whaler is to utilize adventure through sailing and the sea to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) comprehension, environmental stewardship, teamwork, self-confidence, and nautical skills.

Contact us today and let us help you chart a course to exceptional leadership and team performance. We're ready to set sail with you on a journey to success.