Floating Sea Camp Is A Program Unlike Any Other In The World 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 on board a floating hotel / marine research vessel, and experience the treasures of Catalina Island both on land and in the water.


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!

About Summer Camp

MSA has been running summer camp programs on Catalina Island since our conception in 1998, with our first Floating Sea Camp programs starting in 2013. The addition of such a large vessel to the program has allowed us to expand our activities to include touring the island and enjoying world famous dive spots, hidden coves, sandy beaches and other such coveted attractions of Santa Catalina Island.

Activities Include:

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Plankton Trawls
  • Water Sampling
  • Discover Scuba (Optional)
  • Scuba Certification (Optional)
  • Surfing On The Back Side
  • And Lots More!

About Family Camp

MSA is a family based organization and is committed to providing world-class programs for families. MSA’s Floating Sea Camp for families creates deeper bonds and develops lasting memories. Come enjoy the very best of Catalina Island while living on board the floating hotel and marine research vessel, Enhydra. We are currently the only company offering this incredibly unique opportunity for families!

Activities Include:

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Trawls
  • Hiking and Beach Time
  • Marine Science Activities
  • Privacy (State Rooms)
  • Gourmet Catering
  • And Lots More!