Welcome to the San Diego Floating Lab!
We are a San Diego small business that provides marine based field trips to students from K through college. This is a hands on ocean experience that students never forget. Whether you are a greenhorn or a seasoned salty mariner, there is always something to be learned on this voyage.
Ages: All Ages Welcome (K – 12, High School, College)
Duration: 4 hours
Availability: November through May – Monday – Friday (ask about special weekend trips) – 0830-1230, 1300-1700, 1730-2130
Animal collection (trawling)
Animal identification and education
Plankton sampling and viewing
Mud sampling Physical oceanography (wind speed, direction, tide, water temperature, depth, color & clarity)
Sea lion observance
What to Bring:
Closed toe shoes are MANDATORY. Dress in layers (beanies, sweatshirts, etc). Spending money for snacks onboard
Call the Outdoor Education department at (858) 292-3695 for reservations or (619) 889-4535 for general information
Marine Science Floating Lab
The Voyager program invites students to learn more about marine science on a four-hour journey on the Pacific ocean. Students will observe and examine sea creatures collected in mud samples and trawling nets. They are taught to measure various elements of oceanography; including tides, wind speed, and water clarity*. *Evening trips omit water color and clarity sampling, but include a lesson on bio-luminescence.
San Diego Floating Lab vessels are docked at H & M Landing
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