Floating Sea Camp is a branch of Mountain and Sea Adventures (MSA), and is the most adventurous and educational overnight family and youth camp experience in southern California.

We depart from Los Angeles Harbor and set our heading directly for Catalina Island. Upon arriving at this ecological paradise, we immediately begin immersing ourselves in the fascinating world of marine biology and natural sciences. You enjoy daily activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, plankton trawls, microscope labs, hiking and stargazing!

Bring your family together while enjoying a cherished natural treasure of California!


Our captain, staff and crew all work on the island teaching environmental science to students during the school year for our parent company Mountain and Sea Adventures. This means you receive a very knowledgeable and seasoned group of naturalist instructors as your personal guides during your summer experience!


We offer both youth and families the opportunity to live on board a fully equipped marine research vessel and experience adventure and education as you explore the very best of Santa Catalina Island. Enjoy kayaking, surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling at some of the most desirable locations in North America!


We are committed to building character in youth and structuring the opportunity for kids of all ages to develop a deep personal love and appreciation for the marine environment. We teach preservation through appreciation, and inspire the future generations to protect that which they love through total hands-on immersion!


Who We Are

Floating Sea Camp Is Where Marine Science Meets Adventure And Fun!

We run the most adventurous and educational sea camps for youth aged 9-17, as well as family camps for kids of all ages!

Stay at our prestigious island campus at Whites Landing, or on board our marine research vessel 'The Enhydra', and experience the many various natural treasures of Santa Catalina Island!

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Choose from three day, one week, two week and even three week camp durations!

Our Mission

Creating Passionate Environmental Stewards

Since 1997 MSA’s Floating Sea Camp has inspired youth to become environmental leaders through interactive and immersive marine science programs that impart a personal love and appreciation for the Ocean in the heart of every participant.