Jack's Legacy


Following the passing of our founder, Jack O'Neill, just a week ago and yesterday's global celebration of World Ocean's Day, we reflect on the contribution O'Neill's innovations provided both water enthusiasts around the world and school-aged children here in Central California. Through it all, the ocean was key to O'Neill's lifestyle and business success and in return, he established O'Neill Sea Odyssey as a way to educate youth about the marine habitat and the importance of the relationship between the living sea and the environment.

Photo courtesy of Doug Jones

Photo courtesy of Doug Jones

There’s no doubt in my mind that the O’Neill Sea Odyssey is the best thing I’ve ever done.
— Jack O'Neill

It is a distinguished honor for O'Neill Sea Odyssey to be acknowledged as Jack O'Neill's proudest achievement. We are truly grateful for this and the outpouring of comments and recognition on social media, including "likes" and "shares," as well as contributions made in his memory. Thank you for your support of Jack's legacy.

Now in its 21st year, OSO has served over 94,000 Ocean Stewards and will welcome it's 100,000th student in June 2018. Please join us as we sail toward this distinctive milestone achievement.


Photos courtesy of Nikki Brooks, Rick Oliver, Steve Lawson and Marc Prefontaine

Adam Steckley